SC cancels certificate of candidacy of BM Naval
As a result of said republic act, 8 out of 10 towns were taken from the old second district to form the present third district.
In the 2010 elections, Naval once again won as among the members of the Sanggunian, third district. He served until 2013.
It further noted that "[t]he rationale behind reapportionment is the constitutional requirement to achieve equality of representation among the districts. It is with this mindset that the Court should consider Naval’s argument anent having a new set of constituents electing him into office in 2010 and 2013. Naval’s ineligibility to run, by reason of violation of the three-term limit rule, does not undermine the right to equal representation of any of the districts in Camarines Sur. With or without him, the renamed Third District, which he labels as a new set of constituents, would still be represented, albeit by another eligible person."
READ THE DECISION HERE: Angel G. Naval vs. Comelec and Nelson B. Julia
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