COMELEC disqualifies Laguna Governor ER Ejercito for election overspending

So what happens now? correspondents Kristine Angeli Sabillo and Jong Manlapaz report that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has disqualified Laguna governor Emilio Ramon "ER" Ejercito for overspending in the 2013 elections.


According to the report, Comelec's probe on Ejercito showed that "the incumbent governor spent P6 million in television advertisements alone when he was only allowed to spend P4.5 million for the 1,525,522 registered voters in the province." Comelec Resolution No. 9615 mandates candidates to spend only P3 "for "every voter currently registered in the constituency where the candidate filed his certificate of candidacy."


Ejercito, son of actor George Estregan and nephew of former President Joseph Estrada "won in the last elections with 549,310 votes." The Comelec said he may still file a Motion for Reconsideration within the next five days.


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