RUN­NING ON DRUGS

De­spite be­ing al­legedly in­volved in drugs, narco-politi­cians can still run for the 2019 na­tional and lo­cal elec­tions. RUN­NING ON DRUGS

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Narco-politi­cians can still file a Cer­tifi­cate of Can­di­dacy (COC) for the 2019 na­tional and lo­cal elec­tions.

“Even if listed siya sa narco list dili mi pwede nga na di pwede mu­dawat sa ilang Cer­tifi­cate Of Can­di­dacy (Even if they are listed in the narco list our of­fice still has to ac­cept their Cer­tifi­cate of Can­di­dacy),” Lawyer Krisna Sa­man­tha Ca­ballero, spokesper­son of Com­mi­sion on Elec­tions 11 (Com­elec 11), said dur­ing the AFP-PNP press con­fer­ence at the Royal Man­daya Ho­tel yes­ter­day.

Ac­cord­ing to the law, the qual­i­fi­ca­tions for be­ing a can­di­date are able to read and write, of le­gal of age, and a res­i­dent of the Philip­pines.

She said drug test re­sults are not a re­quire­ment for a can­di­date.

The fil­ing of can­di­dacy be­gins to­day un­til 12 and Oc­to­ber 15 to 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The fil­ing of can­di­dacy be­gins to­day un­til 12 and Oc­to­ber 15 to 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It was re­ported ear­lier that the au­thor­i­ties have listed 86 al­leged narco-politi­cians. The Philip­pine Drug En­force­ment Agency (PDEA), De­part­ment of In­te­rior and Lo­cal Govern­ment (DILG), Na­tional In­tel­li­gence Co­or­di­nat­ing Agency (NICA), Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philip­pines (AFP) are set to val­i­date the list.

“Maybe early next week, magsim­ula na kam­ing mag ad­ju­di­cate ng mga lis­ta­han ng mga narco politi­cians, and then may­roon na kam­ing ma delist o maila­gay sa sus­pense file, (Maybe early next week we can start to ad­ju­di­cate the lists of narco pol­i­tics, and then we might delist some or put in a sus­pense file),” Gen­eral Aaron Aquino, PDEA di­rec­tor, said on Tues­daay. /

PHOTO BY MACKY LIM

CHEAP AL­TER­NA­TIVE.A ven­dor pre­pares sev­eral bas­kets of char­coal out­side their store in Ban­kero­han Pub­lic Mar­ket yes­ter­day morn­ing. As LPG prices go up, some Dabawenyos use cheap al­ter­na­tives like char­coal to lessen their ex­penses.

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