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MANILA (October 24)- The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has received a total of 68 petitions for disqualification of electoral candidates at the end of the filing of certificates of candidacy last October 17.
Former Manila vice mayor Isko Moreno, who is now seeking the mayoralty position filed a disqualification case against another candidate, Onofre Estrada Abad.
Sen. Loren Legarda, who is serving her last term, is facing two disqualification cases filed by former Antique governor Exquiel Javier and a certain Robin Rubinor. She aims to represent the lone district of Antique.
Former senator Mar Roxas has filed a petition to disqualify Katipunan ng Demokratikong Pilipino senatorial bet Jesus Roxas.
Other candidates who have filed disqualification cases against their rivals are Quezon City vice mayoralty bet Gian Carlo Sotto, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña and Isabela Rep. Antonio Albano.
Bacoor Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla filed separate disqualification cases against mayoralty aspirants Tranquilino Estrada and Emelita Villar.
Cebu Third District Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia, who is running for governor, faces two disqualification cases.
Re-electionist Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro also filed disqualification cases against rivals Marjoy Villoso and Lorderito Nebres. Another re-electionist, Caloocan Mayor Oscar Malapitan, sought the disqualification of opponents Rufino Bayon-on, Maximo Tonelino, Edgardo Sevilla, Ronnie Malunes and Emil Trinidad.- Jiann Padillo/ NewsLine