Griño vs. COMELEC
G.R. No. 105120 September 2, 1992
Griño and his LDP political party filed a certiorari case against COMELEC in relation to the May 11, 1992 election. Griño is a candidate for Governor of Iloilo where the
Whether or not there was a complete failure of election in Guimaras.
The court held that COMELEC was under mistaken presumption that under the LGC of 1991, whether or not the conversion of Guimaras into a regular province is ratified by the people in plebiscite, the President will appoint provincial officials. However, the voters favored for the conversion of Guimaras into a regular province so there was need to undo what COMELEC has done in plebiscite. There ballots in Guimaras should have contained spaces for Gov and Vice Gov. etc. but SC has now considered the case moot and academic since majority voted in the affirmative for the conversion of Guimaras.