Joselito Cayetano disqualified and other news

 

Not much need to say anything beyond that. However, just to provide a bit more detail:

  • Joselito Cayetano was disqualified as a nuisance candidate by the COMELEC 1st Division.
  • Joselito Cayetano was called a nuisance candidate because it is clear that he does not have any capacity to conduct a nationwide campaign. The 1st Division took into consideration Joselito Cayetano’s financial circumstances and the fact that he was relying almost exclusively on KBL – the political party which allegedly nominated him, but whose top leadership has recently ‘disowned’ him.
  • Joselito Cayetano may still appeal the ruling of the Division, thus the disqualification still is not final.
  • In the meantime, considering that the disqualification may still be overturned on reconsideration, Mr. Joselito Cayetano’s name will remain on the Certified List of Candidates for Senators (for the 2007 National and Local Elections).

In other news …

The Certified List of Candidates for Senators (for the 2007 NLE) has been released. The candidates in the list are:

  1. Angara, Edgardo
  2. Aquino, Noynoy*
  3. Arroyo, Joker
  4. Bautista, Martin
  5. Cantal, Felix
  6. Cayetano, Alan Peter**
  7. Cayetano, Joselito***
  8. Chavez, Melchor
  9. Coseteng, Nikki
  10. Defensor, Mike
  11. Enciso, Ruben
  12. Escudero, Chiz
  13. Estrella, Antonio
  14. Gomez, Richard
  15. Honasan, Gringo
  16. Kiram, Jamalul
  17. Lacson, Ping
  18. Legarda, Loren
  19. Lozano, Oliver
  20. Magsaysay, Vic
  21. Montano, Cesar
  22. Oreta, Tessie
  23. Orpilla, Ed
  24. Osmena, John
  25. Pangilinan, Kiko*
  26. Paredes, Zosimo
  27. Pichay, Prospero
  28. Pimentel, Koko
  29. Recto, Ralph
  30. Roco, Sonia
  31. Singson, Chavit
  32. Sison, Adrian
  33. Sotto, Tito
  34. Trillanes, Antonio
  35. Villar, Manuel
  36. Wood, Victor
  37. Zubiri, Juan Miguel

* – Official Party nomination shall be subject to the outcome of GR Nos. 174992 and 175546, now pending before the Supreme Court.

** – Subject to a pending disqualification case, docketed as SPA 07-023

*** – Subject to pending disqualification cases, docketed as SPA 07-017 and 07-018

Also …

The Certified List of Party List Organizations participating in the elections has also been released. The following appear on that list:

  1. 1-UTAK
  2. AA-KASOSYO
  3. AT
  4. ABAKADA
  5. ABANSE! PINAY
  6. ABA ILONGGO
  7. ABONO
  8. ADD-TRIBAL
  9. ADD
  10. A TEACHER
  11. ASAHAN MO
  12. AGBIAG!
  13. AGING PINOY
  14. AGAP
  15. AHON
  16. AHONBAYAN
  17. APOI
  18. AKBAYAN
  19. AKSA
  20. ALAGAD
  21. ABAY PARAK
  22. ABC
  23. ANAD
  24. AAWAS
  25. ANC
  26. APO
  27. ARC
  28. VENDORS
  29. AVE
  30. ATS
  31. ALMANA
  32. AKAPIN
  33. AGHAM
  34. ASAP
  35. ABA-AKO
  36. AN WARAY
  37. AMIN
  38. ANAKPAWIS
  39. BANDILA
  40. AG
  41. ALIF
  42. A SMILE
  43. AANGAT KA PILIPINO
  44. ANAK
  45. ABS
  46. AMANG
  47. ASSALAM
  48. AAPS
  49. APEC
  50. BABAE KA
  51. BAGOI
  52. BATAS
  53. BTM
  54. BAHANDI
  55. BANAT
  56. BAYAN MUNA
  57. BIGKIS
  58. BP
  59. BIYAYANG BUKID
  60. BUHAY
  61. CIBAC
  62. SENIOR CITIZENS
  63. COCOFED
  64. GRECON
  65. COOP-NATCCO
  66. DIWA
  67. GABRIELA
  68. HAPI
  69. KABATAAN
  70. BUKLOD FILIPINA
  71. KALAHI
  72. KAKUSA
  73. ANG KASANGGA
  74. KASAPI
  75. BUTIL
  76. NELFFI
  77. PM
  78. PMAP
  79. PBA
  80. SM
  81. SANLAKAS
  82. SPI
  83. SUARA
  84. SB
  85. BANTAY
  86. TUCP
  87. UMDJ
  88. UNI-MAD
  89. VFP
  90. YACAP
  91. LYPAD

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. That’s 91 PL groups participating.

7 Responses

  1. amongst the names of senatoriables, i am particularly intrigued how mr cantal made it. an entry at the pcij blog (http://www.pcij.org/blog/?p=1553#more-1553) is worth reading to know what i am talking about. i am pleased to know that joselito cayetano has been disqualified, albeit with no finality. but with all due respect sir, i believe there are still a couple of candidates with questionable capabilities left in the list that the comelec should consider for disqualification as well.

  2. the final cast, perhaps? the existing parameters for judging an aspirant capable of launching an honest to goodness campaign will, fortunately, be reviewed after this election. for now, we have to rely on the judicious wisdom of the commissioners. let’s be positive and get the ball rolling.

  3. Joselito Cayetano may still appeal the ruling of the Division, thus the disqualification still is not final.

    How many days does he have to appeal? And if he doesnt appeal within that span of time, is the disqualification deemed final?

  4. Anybody? Does the decision of the Comelec first division contain anything on how many days he has to file an appeal?

  5. Comelec Rules of Procedure, Part IV, Sec. 13

    Finality of Decisions or Resolutions.-
    In ordinary actions, special proceedings, provisional remedies and special reliefs a decision or resolution of the Commission en banc shall become final and executory after thirty (30) days from its promulgation.

    In Special Actions and Special Cases a decision or resolutions of the Commission en banc shall become final and executory after five (5) days from its promulgation unless restrained by the Supreme Court.

    Unless a motion for reconsideration is seasonably filed, a decision or resolution of a Division shall become final and executory after the lapse of five (5) days in Special actions and Special cases and after fifteen (15) days in all other actions or proceedings, following its promulgation.

  6. Thank you, sir. So Mr. Cayetano has 15 days to appeal the decision of the 1st Decision, and if it doesnt, it goes to the Comelec en banc who issues a ruling, then another 30 days for it to become final and executory. That’s a total of 45 days not including the number of days between the time the 1st Division’s decision comes into effect and the time the Comelec convened en banc. So for all intents and purposes, Mr Cayetano will not be disqualified until election day. If Mr. Cayetano decides to appeal the decision on the 14th day after the 1st Division’s decision, his disqualification would take effect *after* the elections or even after the votes have been counted. A recount later would then be close to impossible.

    If Mr. Joselito Cayetano was indeed not a serious candidate and was just prevailed upon to run to spoil some of the votes that has only ‘Cayetano’ on the ballot, then this was a stroke of legal gamesmanship that takes advantage of an inherent weakness in the Comelec’s rules.

  7. Ang kandidatura ng isa pang cayetano ay pag papatunay ng isang political schemes ng arroyo administration upang lubos na hadlangan ang tutloy-tuloy na panalo ni allan peter cayetano.

    Kahit na pinakang bubong tao sa ating bansa at kahit na hindi marunong mag basa sa ganitong gawain ng arroyo adms. ay malalaman kung ano ang ibig sabihin. Maraming taong matututung magbasa sa kalukuhan ng ginagawa ni fg. This I think is a negative factor on the part of the arroyo administration.

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