PHILIPPINES: PRESIDENTIAL SON IS ABOVE POLL LAWS
Alexander Martin Remollino
In the Philippines, being a presidential son allows you to be a party-list nominee without possessing any of the qualifications for being one.
Or at least that is what is shown by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) ruling dismissing the disqualification petitions filed by senatorial candidates Satur Ocampo and Liza Maza and the party-list group Bayan Muna against presidential son and Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel "Mikey" Arroyo.
Arroyo is running for a seat in the House of Representatives as the first nominee of Ang Galing Pinoy Partylist (AG), which claims to represent security guards, tricycle drivers, and small businessmen. Ocampo, Maza, and Bayan Muna have sought his disqualification, arguing that Arroyo does not represent the marginalized and underrepresented sectors that AG claims to represent... READ FULL ARTICLE AT LA INDYMEDIA OR AT ASIANCORRESPONDENT.COM