Can Duterte substitute for Diño?

Duterte-Dino_CNNPH (1)MACALINTAL: Duterte cannot substitute for Dino

It won’t be a walk in the park for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to replace PDP-Laban standard bearer Martin Diño.

In fact, veteran election lawyer Romulo Macalintal pointed out that Duterte cannot substitute for Diño.

“Because as reports have it, Mr. Diño filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for the position of mayor of Pasay City. Though it would appear that his COC for president is defective,” said Macalintal, referring to the certificate of candidacy filed by Diño before the Commission on Elections. READ MORE

Comelec: Election substitution depends on party bylaws

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista said on Monday (October 26) the substitution of a candidate depends on the bylaws of the party.

While many are still asking if Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte can take the place of presidential candidate Martin Diño of the PDP-Laban party, Bautista said it will all depend if it is allowed under the articles and bylaws of the party that will nominate the mayor. READ MORE

Related: Duterte: It’s up to PDP-Laban to substitute me as standard bearer

Comelec reviewing fielding of Duterte

It may not be possible for the PDP-Laban to field Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as its presidential candidate through substitution, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista said. READ MORE

Duterte substitution faces hurdles: lawyer

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s move to become the substitute presidential candidate of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) could face problems, according to veteran election lawyer Romulo Macalintal.

Macalintal said issues hounding the withdrawn candidacy of Martin Diño could bungle an attempt by Duterte to substitute him and carry the party’s banner in the 2016 polls.

After months of giving mixed signals about his presidential bid, Duterte on Saturday said his candidacy for the country’s top post is ”now on the table”. READ MORE

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