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SC: Jalosjos keeps House post

Saturday, July 7, 2012

SC: Jalosjos keeps House post

Zamboanga Sibugay second district Rep. Romeo Jalosjos Jr.’s claim to his post has been upheld by the Supreme Court (SC).

In a nine-page decision yesterday, the high court nullified a ruling of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in June 2010 disqualifying him from the congressional race over a residency issue through a protest by his rival Dan Erasmo.

The high court held that the poll body erred in disqualifying Jalosjos when the polls were already concluded and he had been declared winner.

“The court holds that the Comelec exceeded its jurisdiction in declaring Jalosjos ineligible for the position of representative for the second district of Zamboanga Sibugay, which he won in the elctions, since it had ceased to have jurisidiction over his case,” read the ruling penned by Associate Justice Roberto Abad..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/nation/item/1211-sc-jalosjos-keeps-house-post

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