- Written by Angie M. Rosales
- Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Even the proposition broached by his colleague, Sen. Franklin Drilon for the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to allot 13 slots in the ballots or for the counting machines to read the winning 13 senators but proclaim only the top 12, was thumbed down by the Senate chief.
Drilon’s call for the Comelec to proclaim the 13th senator in the 2013 elections only when Santiago resigns, was implausible, Enrile said, as there was no precedent.
“I don’t think that’s constitutionally feasible. Otherwise, if that norm is adopted then the 13th senators in any election, if somebody dies, immediately after proclamation, should come in and sit,” Enrile said..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune