The Claim: Domogan perpetually disqualified from public office
Rating: MISSING CONTEXT
This list from Right to Know Right Now Coalition (R2KRN) (https://r2krn.org/du30-senate-bet-among-545-tagged…/) and shared by Rappler lists mayoral bet Mauricio Domogan as among 545 tagged by the Comelec as “perpetually disqualified” for failure to file Statements of Contributions and Expenses (SOCE) on time.
Rappler did not name Domogan in their story but his name was indeed included in the link provided. Two other online news outfit wrote about it but did not give a lunk to the list.
This is missing context.
The article states that the Comelec en banc has yet to formalize the disqualification cases for the 545 candidates listed by the Campaign Finance Office (CFO) as it is understaffed and has a severe backlog.
Therefore, individual petitions must be filed to actually disqualify any on the list.
Domogan is currently not officially disqualified. The list only refers to those who may potentially be petitioned for disqualification.
The news came out on May 8 and at least one Netizen in Baguio brought it out in her post.
On May 9, the Domogan camp came out with its disclaimer saying that the story used a list unverified by Comelec and is a smear campaign against their candidate because of its timing.
Domogan eventually lost to incumbent Mayor Benjie Magalong.
Mauricio Domogan Facebook account