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