Comelec pins down RaulGon

COMELEC legal department chief Ferdinand Rafanan yesterday said that the mere fact that Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez offered P10,000 to barangay captains in Iloilo to ensure an administration sweep in the 2007 elections already constituted an election law offense.

“Base sa ating (election) law, ang pag-offer ng pera ay maituturing na vote-buying, which is an election offense,” Rafanan said.

He said in the event that vote-buying is consummated, cases would be filed against the person who sold his vote and the one who bought the vote.

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