The Commission on Elections (Comelec) acknowledged the certificate of candidacy (COC) of Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte yesterday as the official presidential competitor of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).
Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista uncovered that the Comelec en banc chose to acknowledge Duterte’s certification of candidacy for president. He will supplant PDP-Laban’s past standard carrier, Martin Diño, who has effectively pulled back his COC.
The majority part of the Comelec individuals chose to decide for Duterte as he was able to submit to every prerequisites stipulated in the Omnibus Election Code to comply the substitution process before its due date last Dec.10.
Director Bautista said Duterte is still at danger of being expelled from the 2016 presidential race because of the pending preclusion body of evidence documented against him by supporter Ruben Castor.