It’s final: Comelec affirms Legazpi City mayor Rosal’s disqualificatiion

PRAYER RALLY Supporters of embattled Legazpi City Mayor Geraldine Barrameda-Rosal conduct a prayer rally for the second day in solidarity with her petition for a status quo or temporary restraining order to the Supreme Court. PHOTO BY RHAYDZ B. BARCIA

(UPDATE)The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc will execute with finality on Wednesday, May 10, its ruling to disqualify Legazpi City Mayor Geraldine Barrameda-Rosal from her post which she had won during the May 9, 2022 election.

Rosal failed to secure a temporary restraining order (TRO) or a preliminary injunction from the Supreme Court five days after receipt of the Comelec en banc resolution.

“Pursuant to the relevant rules and applicable jurisprudence, the second placer, Alfredo A. Garbin, Jr. Is hereby declared the duly elected Mayor of Legazpi,” the Comelec en banc certificate of finality said.

Following Rosal's disqualification, the Special Board of Canvassers (SBOC) will convene at the Comelec Session Hall in Intramuros to proclaim Garbin as the winning candidate for mayor.

Immediately after the proclamation, Garbin will take his oath of office.

The disqualification case was filed by Joseph San Juan Armogila against Rosal over her participation in the cash assistance payout for the city's tricycle drivers on March 31, 2022.

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