Court rules mayoral bet
disqualified as DSB voter
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Don Salvador Benedicto Mayor Marxlen de la Cruz yesterday said he is set to ask the Commission on Elections to disqualify lawyer Jose Max Ortiz from running against him in the May 13 polls in the light of a recent court decision.
Judge Francisco Pando, of the Municipal Court in Cities Branch 4 in Bacolod City, in a decision dated March 8, ruled that Ortiz is not a resident of Barangay Kumaliskis, Don Salvador Benedicto, in Negros Occidental, and therefore, disqualified to vote in the town in the May polls.
The judge denied the petition of Ortiz to be included as voter of DSB.