MANILA, Philippines - Commission on Elections Commissioner Rene Sarmiento on Monday cited 3 reasons why the poll body disqualified Ang Galing Pinoy, the party-list of former presidential son Juan Miguel "Mikey" Arroyo.
Sarmiento said the case of Ang Galing Pinoy is different from that of Alliance for Philippine Security Guards Cooperative, which seeks to represent the same group - security guards - in Congress.
"That is different because one, the nominee. He doesn't belong to the security guards. Number two, no track record of representing security guards. Number three, when the case was being heard by the Comelec, no representative appeared before us, Ang Galing Pinoy. We had to make a decision to disqualify for ignoring or defying the process," he told ANC.
ANC Headstart, December 3, 2012