COMELEC may dismiss People’s Initiative Petition

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is inclined to dismiss the petition lodged by proponents of the people’s initiative for lack of jurisdiction. Ranking Comelec officials admitted this possibility yesterday in pointing out the petition filed by the Sigaw ng Bayan and Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) last Friday might violate the 1997 Supreme Court ruling over the issue.

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