Actor gets clearance from Comelec to run for Congress-A A +A
Friday, March 15, 2013
THERE is no more hindrance to actor Aga Muhlach’s bid to win the congressional seat of the fourth district of Camarines Sur in the May 13 elections.
Muhlach’s lawyer Romulo Macalintal said Thursday the Second Division of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) ruled that his client has managed to comply with the one-year residency requirement in San Jose, Camarines Sur.
“This was based on Comelec’s evaluation of Muhlach’s evidence that his ancestry is traced in the Province of Camarines Sur and that he established his actual physical presence in the district as early as April 2011 when he purchased a property in San Jose, Camarines Sur,” he said.
The petition was earlier filed by registered voters Crispin Imperial and Francisco Dizon.
Muhlach earlier secured victories at the Comelec First Division on the issue of his citizenship and at the Court of Appeals which reinstated the actor and his wife Charlene Gonzales in the list of voters after meeting the residency rule.
He is set to run against Felix William Fuentebella, who is a member of a political clan in the province. (HDT/Sunnex)