Sunday, August 21, 2016


SC voids toss coin victory of
Oriental Mindoro mayor

    Written by Benjamin B. Pulta
    Saturday, 20 August 2016 00:00
    The Daily Tribune
      A ruling by the Supreme Court (SC) has upheld election victory of a municipal mayor in Oriental Mindoro who lost in a “coin toss” during the 2013 elections
      In a full court decision by Clerk of Court Felipa Anama, the tribunal tuned down the petition filed by Marvic Feraren against the Comelec and Salvador R. Py.


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