The Commission on Elections today announced the disqualification of party-list Ako Bicol from participating in the coming May 2013 mid-term election.
It must be recalled during the 2010 general election, the Bicol party-list received about 1.5 million votes enough for three seats of their nominees in the House of Representatives.
Despite questions surrounding the qualifications of Ako Bicol nominees, the 2nd Division of Comelec proclaimed Rodel Batocabe, Christopher Co and Alfredo Garbin Jr., legitimate winners of the 2010 election.
Although the party-list group was disqualified, the three congressmen of Ako Bicol will stay and finish their term until June 2013.
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