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Comelec junks Eusebio’s case vs Sotto

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THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) 2nd Division announced on Monday it dismissed former Pasig mayor Robert “Bobby” C. Eusebio’s case against incumbent Mayor Victor Ma. Regis “Vico” N. Sotto, citing no valid grounds in the election protest. In a message to reporters on Monday, Comelec Spokesperson James B. Jimenez said, “The 2nd Division’s unanimous decision, promulgated on the 30th of August 2019, cited the insufficiency in form and substance of the election protest filed by Eusebio.” In the decision, the Comelec said Mr. Eusebio’s protest “failed to reflect a detailed specification of the acts or omissions complained of showing the electoral frauds, anomalies or irregularities in the protested precincts.” Sworn statements used in the protest as proof were “self-serving” and “one-sided” in Mr. Eusebio’s advantage, Comelec said. Mr. Eusebio, who was mayor from 2007-2013 and 2016-2019, filed his protest after Mr. Sotto won by a landslide during last May’s elections. — Gillian M. Cortez

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