Poll body: Julius Sayson withdraws candidacy-A A +A
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Commission on Election (Comelec) in Bacolod City confirmed that city mayoralty candidate Julius Sayson filed his certificate of withdrawal on Tuesday.
Lawyer Mavil Majarucon Sia said she received the five-page letter of withdrawal sent via LBC by Sayson stating that he is already withdrawing from the race as he fears for his life.
Sayson said he and his family has received threats through text messages, thus he decided to withdraw.
He went to Comelec-Manila to file such withdrawal but it was not duly received because he has to file it personally to Comelec-Bacolod where he filed his candidacy.
Sia, however, said the letter of withdrawal from Julius Sayson is not considered as a valid withdrawal and Julius still has to file it personally.
What he filed is considered as a mere scrap of paper as his candidacy still stands, unless he comes to the office personally to file his certificate of withdrawal.
Sia said she also forwarded the letter to the legal department of the Comelec. (Carla N. Canet)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 17, 2012.