Jun Pe’s problem-A A +A
Friday, February 15, 2013
COMMISSION on Election (Comelec) First Division has doused cold water on Cebu City Councilor Jun Pe’s burning desire to serve people in the city’s south district after using up his three terms in the north.
It disqualified Jun Pe as a candidate for failure to establish his residence in the south district fort at least a year before the election.
Wait, isn’t this a question of violating term limits?
A Sun.Star Cebu report said that, on the three-term limit rule violation issue, Comelec ruled in favor of Pe, saying the territories of the two districts are separate and he would be wooing a different set of voters from those he served in the last nine years.
And this also opens the floodgates for elected officials in cities with multiple districts to piss on Charter term limits while riding on a merry-go-round.
Jun Pe isn’t satisfied with Comelec’s ruling. He still has remedies, Rep. Tomas Osmeña, his boss and BOPK stalwart said.
That includes an appeal to Comelec en banc or to the Supreme Court.
His real problem, however, is that he has no political dynasty, no son or daughter to warm the seat for him for at least one term.
President Noynoy Aquino, when asked if she had a Valentine’s date, said: “We’re married to our countrymen until June 30, 2016, 12 noon.”
PNoy, known for his serial dating, is plain lucky. Do you still remember he told the people when he took his oath, “Kayo ang boss ko”?
Apparently he’s now married to his boss.
PNoy should have no problem campaigning for his Team PNoy senatorial candidates, three of whom are also guest candidates of rival United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) because he has married his boss, the voters.
But he’s not leaving the election of Team PNoy senatorial candidates to chance.
Is that what happens when you’re married to the boss?
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 16, 2013.