3rd Palawan District hopeful wants namesake proclaimed as nuisance candidate

October 23, 2015 5:49 am 

By Leila Bingco-Dagot

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Oct. 22 (PNA) — A congressional hopeful here wants the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to declare a lady namesake as nuisance candidate before the May 2016 polls.

Former provincial government of Palawan information officer Gil Acosta Sr., who will be running as a congressional candidate, wants Cecilia dela Cruz Acosta to be proclaimed nuisance candidate because she allegedly lied about her true family name as a married woman.

The lady aspirant, who was the last to file her certificate of candidacy (COC) on Oct. 16 as a hopeful in the congressional race in the 3rd Palawan District was reportedly registered in the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) as married to a certain “Mr. Tindig.”

However, when she filed her COC, she left the space that asked for the family name blank.

As she will be using “Cil” as her nickname, Acosta Sr. said it is all too funny since it is similar to his first name which is “Gil.”

The Acosta lady, he explained, obviously has an agenda, and that is to confuse the public, as well as his supporters in the 3rd Palawan District composed of the town of Aborlan and the City of Puerto Princesa.

“You will see in her COC that she left the space for his husband’s family name blank. When we verified with the PSA, we learned that she got married in 2013 to a Mr. Tindig. She did not use his name,” Acosta Sr. said.

He is hoping that as soon as they have submitted their petition for disqualification against his namesake, the COMELEC would act accordingly.

Acosta Sr. and his namesake are not the only aspirants in the said district. Also running in the race is incumbent House Rep. Douglas Hagedorn, the brother of former Puerto Princesa mayor Edward Hagedorn. (PNA)



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