Two additional presidential candidates, approved by COMELEC



With the release of Resolution 8743, the Commission on Election (COMELEC) officially approved the motions for reconsideration of two presidential aspirants in the 2010 elections. This brings to 10 presidential wanabees competing for more than 45 million votes this coming election.

The COMELEC yesterday reconsider its earlier ruling disqualifying Nicanor Perlas, an independent candidate, and Vetallano Acosta of Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL), the political party of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Accordingly, Perlas was able to convince the commission that he is able to launch a nationwide campaign during the election campaign period and that his name has been covered with major broadsheets and TV networks in the country. In Acosta's case, the polling body said that being the standard bearer of KBL made them decide to reconsider Acosta's motion.

This makes May 2010 elections more exciting. So watch out for the updates. 
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