MORE than 500 candidates who are running for various posts face perpetual disqualification from seeking elective office following their failure to file their statement of contributions and expenditures or SOCE for two consecutive elections.

"A lot of petitions to perpetually disqualify have been filed by the Comelec Finance Department. More or less 500 individuals face perpetual disqualification," Commissioner George Garcia disclosed on Thursday during the weekly Pandesal Forum in Kamuning, Quezon City.

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