(Metro News) Lucio Tan’s daughter still running in QC’s first district

January 26, 2010 11:21 pm 

MANILA, Jan. 26 –- Vivienne Tan, the daughter of beer and tobacco magnate Lucio Tan, is definitely running for first district representative of Quezon City, even if her opponent incumbent Rep. Vincent "Bingbong" Crisologo is bent in filing petitions to disqualify her.

Tan made the announcement over ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol on Tuesday evening. She said she doesn’t mind if the courts will delist her.

Last week, Crisologo filed separate petitions to disqualify Tan before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court (MTC) on grounds that she has not satisfied election requirements.

The Quezon City MTC recently ruled in Crisologo's favor in a 7-page decision promulgated last week.

MTC Judge Augustus Diaz ruled that Tan was an American citizen at the time she registered to vote on October 26, 2009 which means she was not a qualified voter when she filed her certificate of candidacy. Diaz also ordered that Tan's name be stricken from the official voters' list. (PNA)V3/JCA


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