Finally, Roxas Submitted Statement of Contributions and Expenditures

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Manuel “Mar” Roxas III and the Liberal Party was not able to file their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) on the given deadline and asked the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) for an extension.



On June 22, defeated Presedential candidate Mar Roxas Finally submitted his SOCE at COMELEC, the last day of extension granted for them.

His expenditure report showed that Mar expended Php. 487 million pesos during the campaign and received Php. 469 million pesos as contributions.

Atty. Romulo Macalintal, legal counsel of the LP, and Akbayan Representative Barry Gutierrez filed the campaign report on behalf of Roxas at the COMELEC office in Manila.

According to Atty. Manuelito Luna, it is provided under Section 14 of the Republic Act 7166 that every candidate and treasurer of a political party shall file their SOCE within thirty (30) days after the election.

Atty. Manuelito filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) asking for the nullification of the decision of the Commission on Election (COMELEC) that granted the request of the Liberal Party (LP) to extend deadline for the submission of their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE).

Their 20-page petition for certiorari alleged that the COMELEC has gravely abused its discretion when it decided to allow the requested extension.

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