PDP-Laban plea to resume COC filing raises worries of poll delays

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MANILA, Philippines — The administration party’s petition to reopen the filing of certificates of candidacy could cause problems if it will mean delaying the May 9 elections, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Monday as he stressed that President Rodrigo Duterte’s term cannot extend beyond June 30. Lacson, who is running for president, said that he is not accusing the administration of attempts at term extension but said the Senate can preserve the line of succession by electing a Senate president who could step in as acting president in case polls are delayed. “If such a scenario becomes imminent, befo…

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