Guardo proclaimed 8th councilor

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Cebu City North District Councilor Jerry Guardo was proclaimed as the 8th councilor after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) disqualified Alvin Arcilla from running during the last midterm elections, The Freeman reported.

The Comelec North District Special City Board of Canvassers proclaimed Guardo at Comelec-Manila yesterday.

Arcilla allegedly has exhausted his three terms as city councilor, therefore he is not eligible to run for that office.

Under Section 8, Article X of the 1987 Constitution and Section 43 (b) of Republic Act No. 7160 or Local Government Code of 1991, elective officials shall observe the three-term limit rule in public office.

During the May 13 polls, Guardo ranked ninth with 99,115 votes in the north district.