I suspect that there will be a lot of this between now and the elections in May ...The Philippine National Police (PNP) has asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to disqualify a mayoralty candidate in a Masbate town. Chief Superintendent Perfecto Palad, commander of the PNP Directorate for Integrated Police Operations in Southern Luzon, claimed that Ricardo Bulanon, who is running for mayor in San Pascual town, was not only implicated in some irregularities as provincial jail warden of Masbate but also for violating the nationwide election gun ban. Bulanon, it was recalled, was collared in a checkpoint with a provincial jail guard in Barangay Tugbo, Masbate City during the first day of implementation of gun ban on January 10 after they yielded handguns. “There is a reasonable ground for disqualification of the above-mentioned subject candidate (Bulanon) for the violation of RA (Republic Act 8294 (Illegal Possession of Firearms),” said Palad, citing a clarification made by the regional director of Comelec in Calabarzon area.
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