PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1667 - AMENDING Section 1 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1661, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED: "PROHIBITING GUEST CANDIDACY AND PROVIDING SANCTIONS AND PENALTY THEREFOR"
there are quite a number of cases for disqualification of candidates in
the forthcoming local elections on January 30, 1980, that had reached
the COMELEC and the courts of justice on the ground of violation of
Article XII Section 190, of the Constitution which provides as follows:
"Sec. 10.chanroblesnad No elective public officer may change his political party affiliation during his term of office, and no candidate for any elective public office may change his political party affiliation within six months immediately preceding or following an election."
WHEREAS, some of these cases depend upon the resolution of the issue concerning the party affiliation of the candidates involved in the controversy;
WHEREAS, it is presumed that all persons who participated in the campaign either as officers or as members of various political parties that fielded candidates in the 1978 elections for members of the Interim Batasang Pambansa were members of the parties for which they campaigned; and
WHEREAS, in said campaign for the April 1978 elections, the following political parties fielded candidates:
1.chanroblesnad BAGONG ANYO NG BUHAY PARTY (BANYUHAY)
2.chanroblesnad BAGONG LIPUNAN KILUSAN NG NAGKAKAISANG NACIONALISTA-LIBERAL
4.chanroblesnad CITIZENS UNION FOR PROGRESS
5.chanroblesnad CONCERNED CITIZENS AGGRUPATION
6.chanroblesnad CONFEDERATION OF ILOCANO ASSO., INC.
7.chanroblesnad CONSUMERS PARTY
8.chanroblesnad EMANCIPATED SCIENTISTS PARTY (ESP) OR SCIENTIFIC PARTY
9.chanroblesnad LAKAS NG BAYAN (LABAN)
10.chanroblesnad LAPIANG BAGONG SILANG
11.chanroblesnad MINDANAO ALLIANCE (PUNDOK MINDANAO)
12.chanroblesnad PARTIDO DEMOCRATA (ANG BAG-ONG KUSOG)
13.chanroblesnad PARTIDO NG BAGONG FILIPINO (PBF)
14.chanroblesnad PARTIDO SAMBAYANANG PILIPINO
15.chanroblesnad PHILIPPINE LABOR PARTY
16.chanroblesnad PUSYON BISAYA (YOUNG TURKS)
17.chanroblesnad SOVEREIGN CITIZENS PARTY
18.chanroblesnad YOUNG PHILIPPINES PARTY
19.chanroblesnad YOUTH DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT
20.chanroblesnad LIBERAL PARTY
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby order and decree:
Section 1.chanroblesnad Section 1 of Presidential Decree No. 1661 as amended, is hereby further amended to read as follows:
"Section 1.chanroblesnad Guest Candidacy. — It shall be unlawful for any registered or accredited political party to nominate and/or support as its official candidate any person belonging to another accredited or registered party unless he has affiliated with the nominating party unless he has affiliated with the nominating party at least six months before the election: Provided, that a person who participated as an officer in the campaign of a political party, group or aggrupation in the immediately preceding elections shall be deemed a member of such party as of the date of the political campaign, for purposes of nomination as official candidate of such party in succeeding elections."
Sec. 2.chanroblesnad This Decree shall take effect immediately.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 26th day of January, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty.
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