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Laguna race: Ejercito vs Ejercito?

Apr 25, 2016 @ 17:25

Is former Laguna Governor Jeorge “ER” Ejercito being challenged by his son Jorge Antonio Ejercito for the position of governor in the province?

It would seem that way if you look at the ballots being printed by the Commission on Elections. However, it is far from it.

Because of this, Antonio, through his lawyer Atty. Romulo Macalintal, has filed before the Supreme Court an urgent motion to have the name of the younger Ejercito removed from the ballots.

Antonio explained that he already withdraw from the race on February but accused the Comelec of grave abuse for not heeding his request for removing his name.

Since both father and son remain in the ballots, Antonio lamented that this might “cause confusion among the voters of Laguna which may lead to their disenfranchisement.”

“Since the Comelec could print ballots at a speed of 1.5 million ballots a day, then it would only take the Comelec not more than one and a half days to print the 1.6 million new ballots for the province of Laguna without (petitioner’s) name therein and to totally disregard the ballots already printed,” he added.

The younger Ejercito recalled that last February 17, 2016 it was discovered that the name of pressidential bet Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago was not printed in the ballots but the Comelec immediately corrected the error the same day.

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