5 months Poll watchdog tells candidates to file SOCE, or else MB
By Leslie Ann Aquino  Winning candidates in the May 13 midterm polls should not be allowed to assume their posts without filing their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE), according to poll watchdog Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE). (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) LENTE executive director, lawyer Ona Caritos said the Senate, House of Representatives, and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) should strictly observe the provisions of the law. “They should be strict because this is a legal requirement,” she said. Caritos reminded candidates that they have an obligation to file their SOCEs. “It is part of ... more