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SC petitioned to issue final ARMM polls ruling By Benjamin B. Pulta 12/09/2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

SC petitioned to issue final ARMM polls ruling

By Benjamin B. Pulta 12/09/2011

A Group has asked the Supreme Court (SC) to declare with finality its ruling originally issued last October which upheld the law synchronizing elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) with the national elections.

In a motion for early resolution, the Bangsamoro Solidarity Movement asked the court to turn down the motions for reconsideration filed by veteran poll lawyer Romulo Macalintal, former Tawi-Tawi Gov. Almarim Centi Tillah, Prof. Datu Casan Conding and Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Laban and other petitioners seeking the reversal of the court’s ruling.

Before the law, Republic Act 10153 was passed, the ARMM polls were supposed to take place last August. The SC ruling also affirmed Malacañang’s authority to appoint officers-in-charge (OICs) for the ARMM..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20111209nat3.html

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