Anabelle Rama, kin declare 3 properties in Cebu as residences-A A +A
Thursday, November 1, 2012
THREE properties were used by the immediate family of congressional candidate Anabelle Rama when they registered as voters of the north district.
When Anabelle registered last May, she used as residence the Rama ancestral house in Barangay Zapatera.
During the last three days of registration, Anabelle’s husband and children registered using properties in Barangays Busay and Kamputhaw.
Anabelle’s husband Eddie Gutierrez listed their unit at Citilights Condominium in Barangay Busay as residence.
Their children—Ruffa, Richard, Richie Paul and Elvis—declared their parents’ property property on Rosal St., Barangay Kamputhaw as residence.
The six-storey Maripaz building in Kamputhaw is owned by Anabelle’s cousin and former vice governor Enrique Rama.
The ground floor of the building houses the Rama-Realiza law office and a convenience store. The upper floors are residential units.
Store attendants Jovy Lampog and Marilyn Ladica confirmed seeing Anabelle and Eddie in the building.
“Pirmi sila dire. Basta naa sila sa Cebu mo-stay jud sila dire (They stay here every time they are in Cebu),” said Ladica.
They also reported seeing Ruffa last Tuesday and Richard yesterday. To their knowledge, though, the Gutierrez children are not always in Kamputhaw or in Cebu.
The building’s security guard the Rama-Gutierrez couple has stayed in the property in the past days.
When asked about Anabelle’s properties, Mayor Michael Rama said the important thing is she is serious about running against former congressman Raul del Mar.
“She knows what she is doing,” the mayor said. He added if there are questions about her residence, Anabelle’s lawyer can address the issue.
“Anabelle is very serious and very focused, ayaw lang awaya (just don’t pick a fight with her),” said Mayor Rama, poking fun at his cousin’s combative attitude.
Anabelle’s brother, Basak San Nicolas Barangay Captain George Rama, said people cannot question the talent manager’s properties because these can be verified and checked.
“Naa man na ilang mga sakyanan diha (Their vehicles are parked there),” said George. (JGA/Sun.Star Cebu)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on November 01, 2012.