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Aklan mayoral candidate declared a ‘nuisance’

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Mayoralty aspirant Ludovico Chu Villaruel Jr. of Balete, Aklan has been declared by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) a “nuisance candidate” this May 13 elections.

The poll body issued its disqualification order after incumbent Balete Mayor Dexter Mationg Calizo filed an election protest.

While his name still appears on the official ballot, Aklan Provincial Election supervisor Elizabeth Doronilla said that votes for Villaruel will not be counted.

Comelec second division chair Luie Tito Guia denied his certificate of candidacy (COC) last May 9.

Guia explained that Villaruel has no organizational structure and machinery to support a municipal-wide campaign.

The candidate was also not able to establish residence in his specified address.