Escudero to Comelec: “Unfortunate” and “wrong” disqualification

By , on December 2, 2015

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Senator Francis Escudero described the disqualification of Commission on Elections (Comelec) to Senator Grace Poe as “unfortunate” and “wrong” for statements on her period of residency in the country and her status as a natural-born Filipino.

Escudero expressed his disappointment on Poe’s disqualification through his official Twitter account:

Senator Chiz Escudero also responded to a follower’s question if he could substitute for Poe once the disqualification becomes final,Escudero said that there will be no substitution for an independent candidate as the law mandates.

Escudero added that Poe can appeal her case in the Comelec en banc which is composed of seven members and whoever will lose in the appeal, the case can be elevated before the Supreme Court.