Comelec en banc upholds disqualification of Albay governor


MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc on Friday upheld the disqualification of Albay Governor Noel Rosal.

In a resolution promulgated on November 18, the Comelec en banc denied Rosal’s motion for reconsideration.

In its resolution, the Comelec en banc “found no cogent reason to reverse the findings” of the Comelec First Division since Rosal’s motion for reconsideration did not establish that the Comelec’s resolution was based on insufficient evidence and that it is contrary to the law.

The Comelec’s First Division did not find Rosal culpable for vote buying, but he was found to have violated the provision of the Omnibus Election Code which pro…

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