Candidate for BOHECO dist director cries foul over DQ, to file charges

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Candidate for BOHECO dist director cries foul over DQ, to file charges

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A candidate for the directorship of District 9 of the Bohol I Electric Cooperative (BOHECO I) is set to file administrative and criminal charges against members of the institution’s screening committee.

Marcelo Macabudbud, who was disqualified as a candidate for the said position, told DYRD Balita that he will be filing cases against the screening committee’s chairman, Reinerio Tumabang, and members Ludivina Mascariñas and Victorio Sarigumba.

The committee reportedly disqualified Macabudbud because the signature on his certificate of candidacy (COC) did not match the one he wrote on the attendance sheet of BOHECO’s annual general membership assembly (AGMA) in 2015.

According to Macabudbud, his opponent for the directorship, Noe Cempron, filed a petition against him requesting his disqualification, which was immediately acted upon by the committee.

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Macabudbud said that the validity of the petition filed against him is not stipulated in the rules and guidelines for the election process.

Based on the rules of BOHECO I, a candidate must have attended the AGMA at least twice.

Macabudbud noted that he was able to submit and comply with all the requirements needed for his candidacy.

Requirements passed by Macabudbud included COC, birth certificate, college diploma, barangay clearance, police clearance, fiscal clearance, ID picture, taxpayer’s identification number and certification from the Commission on Elections.

The election for the directorship was held on Sunday. (Allen Doydora)

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