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Maza hits political persecution, asks Comelec to junk baseless petition for disqualification against her bid for the Senate
Press Release Posted on January 4th, 2010.
For Reference:REP. LIZA LARGOZA MAZA 0920-9134540
Francis Uyanguren (Public Information Officer) 0922-3651748
“The instant petition is clearly and utterly baseless and therefore serves no other purpose than to harass me and waste the valuable time of the COMELEC. Apart from the mere citation of the applicable provision of the law on disqualifications, the Petition actually cites no ground upon which disqualification must be based, hence, the Petition must be dismissed,” said Senatorial candidate Rep. Liza Maza of Gabriela Women’s Party during a hearing today at COMELEC on a petition for disqualification against her.
According to Maza, that the petitioner’s claims are unsubstantiated by credible evidence and all that he offers to prove them is his self-serving sworn statement. The complaint was filed by a certain Genesis F. Castillo, a resident of Oriental Mindoro and an allegedly self-confessed former NPA member.
“The petitioner’s sworn statement and the storyline therein contained appears to be no different from stories of false witnesses against me and my colleagues in cases that have been dismissed by courts of law and by no less than the Supreme Court in one instance--- that which became to be known as the Batasan 6 case---which the Supreme Court considered as a politically motivated case,” Maza said.
“All the fabricated charges, false and malicious lies and endless red-baiting since 2001 are part of the whole government choreography to continue discrediting us and to keep us from taking seats in Congress. Now that I am vying for a Senatorial seat, it is not surprising that they are more aggressive and desperate in trying to disqualify me and other progressive candidates like Satur Ocampo,” Maza stressed.
Maza also asked COMELEC to see to it that the likes of Petitioner who mock the Honorable Commission’s processes be accordingly sanctioned. ###