Comelec Bacolod OKs voter application of ex-solon Benitez

BACOLOD CITY – Bacolod, here I come.

This was the reaction of former Negros Occidental third district Rep. Alfredo “Albee” Benitez after the Commission on Elections (Comelec)-Election Registration Board (ERB) denied the opposition filed by three individuals over his voter registration here.

The ERB, in a resolution released Wednesday, July 28, stated that it approves the application of Benitez for transfer of his voter registration to Barangay Mandalagan here.

Benitez, who was a former resident of Victorias City, Negros Occidental, thanked the ERB for the decision.

“We always had complete faith in the Comelec-ERB process. Now, I am a registered voter of Bacolod City,” he added.

The resolution was signed by Comelec Bacolod head and ERB chair Atty. Kathrina Tinio-Caña and members Atty. Hermilo Pau-yon, local civil registrar, and Gladys Amylaine Sales, assistant schools division superintendent of the Department of Education (DepEd) Bacolod.

The opposition to the application for registration complaint against Benitez was earlier filed by Hector Yula, Teodoro Abao, and Jonah Abao on the basis that he is allegedly not a resident of Bacolod.