The University Student Council Chairperson of the University of the Philippines Diliman, JP Delas Nievas filed a petition to remove the PDP-Laban presidential nominee for 2016 elections. UP Student petition is the third disqualification case filed to Mayor Duterte.

UP Student filed petition to remove Rodrigo Duterte from 2016 polls

According to JP Delas Nievas, he wants to point out his belief from what he learned that everyone must be respected for the sake of the human rights. He said, "Bilang isang estudyanteng UP, naniniwala po ako na nararapat lang na isabuhay ang napag-aralan namin na respeto para sa karapatang pantao."

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And according to Rappler, "Delas Nievas was earlier expelled from his student party UP Alyansa, after he refused to quit from the Upsilon Sigma Phi fraternity, which was allegedly involved in a violent incident in June this year."

Aside from this petition, there are two petitions filed earlier against the Davao Mayor.

First was from broadcaster Ruben Castor then followed by petition from the former senator candidate in 2013, Rizalito David. They both also filed disqualification case to presidential bet Senator Grace Poe.

The UP student enumerates the grounds why Mayor Duterte should not allowed to run for president next year.

  • Duterte’s substitution is not valid, as Martin Diño, the person he substituted for, is “not a bonafide candidate." Diño withdrew his candidacy on October 29, nearly a month before Duterte filed his COC.
  • Duterte filed a substitute COC for the position of President, which is different from the position stated in Diño’s COC. Rappler reported in October that Diño erroneously declared he was running for mayor of Pasay City.
  • Duterte allegedly committed a deliberate misrepresentation in his COC when he swore under oath that he will support and defend the Constitution. The petitioner said this is contrary to the mayor’s actions, as he has openly admitted to killing people.

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