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Disqualification sought
for Coscolluela couple

It's pure political harassment, mayor says

Petitions have been filed before the Commission on Elections in Manila seeking the cancellation of the certificates of candidacy of Murcia Mayor Esteban Coscolluela and his wife, Judith.

The mayor, who is running for congressman of the third district of Negros Occidental under the Atun Tamdon Utod Negrosanon party, furnished the DAILY STAR with copies of the petitions yesterday, which he called pure political harassment.

His wife, Judith, is running for mayor of Murcia town in Negros Occidental. moremoremore

Wider AFP role in
polls opposed


Armed Forces chief Gen. Victor Ibrado yesterday said that making soldiers as security escorts of politicians and candidates in the May election next year should be given last priority in the proposed draft to be formulated by the Department of National Defense and the Commission on Elections.

Ibrado said escorting politicians and candidates in the May election is the job of policemen, and not of military personnel.

He added, "What we are asking is that they should leave us out of it". moremoremore

Registration for
elections remains slow

Few new voter registrants trooped to Commission on Elections' offices in Negros Occidental on the second day of the five-day extended registration period, Provincial Election Officer Jessie Suarez said yesterday.

The first two days of registration have been slow but it could pick up next week with students home for the holidays, he said.

Registration will continue today and on December 28 and 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Suarez said moremoremore

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