Concerned Voter Wants Pharmally Official Congress Candidacy in QC to Be Disqualified
A concerned voter has filed a petition aiming for the congress candidacy of Pharmally Official in Quezon City to be disqualified.
A voter known as Annalou Apelado filed a petition for disqualification against controversial Pharmally Biological Company executive Rose Nono Lin’s certificate of candidacy (COC) owing to “lack of residency.” A petition was filed with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) by Lourdes Fugoso-Alcain to disqualify Lin, who is running for congresswoman in Quezon City’s fifth district.
“Respondent perjured herself when she swore to the truth of her statement in her Certificate of Candidacy of being a resident of the 5th District of Quezon City for more than a year when in truth and in fact she has failed to satisfy the one-year residence requirement under the law,” according to Apelado’s petition.
Lin’s Certificate of Candidacy and Acceptance was withdrawn by Lakas-CMD headquarters last week after she resigned from the party after filing her candidacy. The petition was based on evidence from the San Bartolome Barangay Chairman’s Office, which stated that no “Rose Nono Lin” was registered as a resident in their region.
“Her failure to establish her residence in the 5th District of Quezon City was likewise stressed out by the Election Registration Board(QC-ERB) which denied Respondent’s registration as a voter in the 5th District of Quezon City, by way of transfer from her previous registration in Hongkong in a resolution dated 08 June 2021,” Apelado said.
Lin was a witness at the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the Pharmally affair when he attempted to persuade the Senate that he had no idea why a costly automobile was registered in his name. Richard Gordon, chairman of the Blue Ribbon Committee, inquired about Lin’s purported P8.8 million Lexus.
“Natagpuan ko po iyan sa garahe po namin dahil hindi po ako mahilig sa sasakyan. Okay na po sa akin basta po tumatakbo at may masakyan po ako papunta sa opisina,” Lin said.
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