Poll body summons Julius Sayson-A A +A
Saturday, October 13, 2012
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) served the summon at the house of Julius Sayson at Purok 7, Barangay Granada on Friday but he was not there.
Sayson’s aunt Corazon Sayson Gallardo was around but she refused to receive the summon.
The Comelec officials decided to leave the notice despite the refusal.
In the said notice, Sayson was ordered by lawyer Josephine dela Cruz, clerk of the commission’s first division, to submit his answer within five days on the petition to declare him as nuisance candidate in the coming May 13, 2013 elections.
They have a preliminary conference at 2 p.m. of October 22 at Comelec-Manila.
Since there was a refusal on the part of Sayson's aunt, Bacolod Comelec officer lawyer Mavil Majarucon-Sia said she will execute an affidavit and explain that they served the summon at the residence of Sayson but his aunt did not receive it.
Sought for comment, Sayson said despite the fact that he was not able to receive personally the summon, he will attend the hearing.
"I will ask an authorized person to get the summon at our house. In fact, I am preparing to go to Manila for the hearing," he said.
He said he already communicated with the Comelec, adding that he will honor the summon.
He said the camp of his relative Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson is pressuring him to withdraw his candidacy, but he will not withdraw.
Vice Mayor Sayson, who is also running for mayor in next year’s polls, will also attend the hearing at the Comelec office.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 13, 2012.