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DLSU prof criticized 'wrong reporting' by ABS-CBN News writer

Professor Antonio Contreras of DLSU took his official Facebook account to criticized the news article by ABS-CBN News writer Pia Gutierrez on the issue of the submitted Statement of Contributions and Expenditure (SOCE) of the Liberal Party.

DLSU prof criticized 'wrong reporting' by ABS-CBN News writer

DLSU professor was referring to the article wrote by Pia and posted on News.ABS-CBN.com titled, "LP spent P241-M in May polls."

According to Prof. Contreras statement, "Another classic case of wrong reporting. The article states:,

"According to Republic Act 7166 and Section 5 of Comelec Resolution 9991, winning candidates elected to any public office nominated by parties shall not enter upon the duties of their office until the party has filed its own Statements of Contributions and Expenditures."

Prof. Contreras said, "WRONG" then he added, "There is no statement in RA 7166 to this effect."

The De La Salle University professor Contreras further explained his statement and showed the 'real' content of the 'Republic Act 7166 and Section 5.'

"This is what is written in the law:,

"No person elected to any public offices shall enter upon the duties of his office until he has filed the statement of contributions and expenditures herein required,"

"The same prohibition shall apply if the political party which nominated the winning candidate fails to file the statement required herein within the period prescribed by this Act."

DLSU professor boldly said, "SO WHAT ABS-CBN REFERRED TO IS THAT WHICH APPLIES TO INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES BUT NOT TO POLITICAL PARTIES."

He even called the attention of the reporter and said, "Pia Gutierrez please correct this news item. It is inaccurate."

(Read Here: DLSU prof slams Atty. Macalintal again over his statement for Bongbong Marcos)

(Read Here: DLSU prof slams Robredo's lawyer over 'LP's late filing of SOCE')

(Read Here: Filipina columnist shares thoughts against LP's SOCE)

(Read Here: Bongbong Marcos: 'He (Duterte) is aware of the cheating')

Do you agree with Prof. Contreras explanation about RA 7166? Please share your thoughts below.

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