Palace: Premature to claim that substitution rules on candidacy are being abused

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Alexis Romero – October 14, 2021 | 6:43pm MANILA, Philippines — It is premature to react to claims that the substitution rules for candidates are being abused, Malacañang said Thursday, as suspicions mount that some individuals who filed their certificates of candidacy (COC) are mere placeholders. “Well, I do not know about the supposed abuse (of the rule on substitution) because no one has substituted (for a candidate). Perhaps we would have a conclusion if somebody has substituted,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque told GMA News. “Second, that’s in the law. So for now, no one …

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