Rose Lin airs side on Comelec bid to reject her QC congressional candidacy

Published November 30, 2021, 3:43 PM

by Ben Rosario

The Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court (MTC) had granted a petition filed by a Pharmally executive, asking that she be included in the Official Book of Voters in the city, which would also allow her to run for congresswoman in the fifth district of Quezon City.

Rose Nono Lin

Lawyers for businesswoman Rose Nono Lin said MTC Branch 5 granted her Petition for Inclusion in the Official Book of Voters that she filed before the court.

“A Petition for Inclusion is the legal recourse available to persons who have been denied registration by the Election Registration Board,” stated lawyer Ma. Rebecca G. Evangelista-Olavere of the Jaromay, Laurente and Associates Law Offices.

The Lin legal counsel added: “It is well to note that in ruling to grant our client’s Petition for Inclusion, the Court not only found that she had been able to clearly establish her residency int he Fifth (5th) District as early as 2016,. It also questioned why the Election Registration Board would deny the basic right to register as a voter to our client.” The Lin camp furnished the information about the MTC decision of her petition in reaction to the filing by Quezon City voter Annalou Apelado of a petition asking the Commission on Elections to Deny due course or cancel the certificate of candidacy filed by Lin.

Petitioner Apelado questioned Lin’s residency in the 5th congressional district.

Lin, executive of Pharmally Biologicals, has filed her candidacy for a Lower House seat in the 5th District of Quezon City.

Also vying for the same position are former 2nd District Rep. Annie Susano and incumbent Councilor Patrick Michael Vargas, younger brother of incumbent Rep. Alfred Vargas.