Comelec Negros Occidental Board Member Victor Javellana (right) submitting his CoC to Provincial Election Supervisor Jessie Suarez yesterday* (CPG photo)

Comelec rejects, fines
would-be bet for 2016

Candidates who ran in previous elections and failed to submit their Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) cannot run in the 2016 polls without paying the fines imposed on them, Negros Occidental Provincial Election Supervisor Jessie Suarez said yesterday.

Leopoldo Sua, 52, who ran for congressman of the first district of Negros Occidental as an independent in 2013, yesterday went to the COMELEC provincial office in Bacolod City , this time to file his Certificate of Candidacy for senator.

Aside from his having to file his CoC for senator in Manila, he was also informed by Suarez that he had to pay a fine of P20,000 for failure to file his SOCE after the 2013 polls

Javellana files CoC
ahead of LN allies

It was a slow day yesterday at the Commission on Elections Negros Occidental provincial office in Bacolod City, with only one candidate for board member filing his Certificate of Candidacy at noon, ahead of his Love Negros colleagues who are set to file their CoCs this morning.

Five more candidates for mayor and four for vice mayor also filed their CoCs, reports from Comelec offices in the towns and cities of Negros Occidental yesterday also showed.

At the Comelec provincial office only Board Member Victor Javellana, 62, of the fourth district filed his CoC under the Nationalist People's Coalition banner. .moremoremore


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9 others file CoCs

Former Rep. Jocelyn Sy Limkaichong (Neg. Or., 1 st District) is making a comeback to regain her seat in Congress in the May 2016 polls after she lost to incumbent Gov. Roel Degamo in the gubernatorial race in the 2013 elections.

She filed her certificate of candidacy at the provincial office of the Commission on Elections in Dumaguete City, at around 9:50 a.m. yesterday. She is running under the ruling Liberal Party.

Limkaichong served for two terms, from 2004 to 2010.moremoremore