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SC junks ER Ejercito’s appeal


The Supreme Court has released its ruling  on Tuesday refusing  the appeal of ejected  Laguna Gov. Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito to have his disqualification over election campaign overspending reversed. The decision made  his removal from office permanent.

In a panel  ruling, the high court scrapped  Ejercito’s motion for reconsideration and supporting  its Nov. 25, 2014, ruling  that pronounced  the Commission on Elections (Comelec) ruling finding Ejercito guilty of election overspending.

Ejercito  was accused of spending  P23.56 million or P15.44 for each of Laguna’s 1,525,522 registered voters, well beyond the allowed P4.57 million or P3 for each voter.

He  stepped down on May 30, 2014,  his second term as governor, nudged by his  uncle, former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada.


article source: inquirer

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