Cardema, Duterte Youth are why party-list system now 'a joke' - ping Lacson

Cardema, Duterte Youth are why party-list system now 'a joke' - ping Lacson

The Party-list system is again in a spotlight.
Senator Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson slammed former National Youth Commission (NYC) chair Richard Cardema in his actions to be the first nominee of the Duterte Youth party-list despite being over the age requirement for the post.
In a tweet by senator Lacson, he slams Cardema  and his party-list “"just two of many reasons why the party-list system has become a joke."

Senator Panfilo Lacson and former NYC chair Richard Cardema (inset)
 (photo credit to owner)

Former NYC during the Aquino administration, Dingdong Dantes and watchdog Kontra Daya earlier chided Cardema for seeking to become a substitute nominee for his party-list.
Dantes, laments how Cardema may have abused and circumvented the party-list.
Under the Party-list System Act, a nominee of the youth sector must not be more than 30 years of age on the day of the election. Cardema is 33 years old.
Cardema's wife Ducielle was the first nominee for Duterte Youth party-list before withdrawing her candidacy on May 12, a day before the 2019 midterm elections. Cardema filed his petition for substitution on the same day.
Kontra Daya, criticized Cardema for supposedly making a “mockery” of party-list rules in his intention to have a seat in the House of Representatives.
Cardema has come out and reasoned that he is not too old to represent the party.

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