FG Arroyo’s sister not Kasangga partylist nominee-Golez

April 24, 2009 11:53 pm 

Manila, April 23 —Malacanang on Thursday clarified that the sister of First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo was not the nominee of partylist Ang Kasangga.

Deputy Presidential Spokesman Anthony Golez said in a media briefing with Malacanang reporters on Thursday that after checking the list, the nominee was Gaspar Gamban and not FG Arroyo's sister Ms. Maria Lourdes Arroyo.

Golez said he had not received any information about Ms. Arroyo sworn in as member of the House by the Commission on Elections (Comelec). <P>Ang Kasangga partylist is entitled to one seat in the House of Representatives based on the ruling of the Supreme Court.

”Nevertheless, if somebody wins an election in a partylist system or as an individual, then that person would have all the rights based on our Constitution to function as what the position would dictate her to do,” Undersecretary Golez also said.(PNA)

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