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Aga Muhlach’s residency in CamSur town questioned

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Aga Muhlach INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

NAGA CITY, Philippines—Movie star Aga Muhlach’s registration as a voter in San Jose, Camarines Sur has been opposed before the municipal Election Registration Board (ERB), an official of the Commission on Election in Camarines Sur said.

Alexander Marpuri, spokesperson of Comelec in Camarines Sur, revealed that the registration of Muhlach as a voter of San Jose was questioned by a group of townsfolk when the ERB convened on April 16.

Marpuri said the petitioners against Muhlach led by former town mayor Mel Pacamara and 14 others argued that the movie star could not register as a voter of the town as he was never known to be a resident of San Jose and failed to meet the one-year residency requirement.

Muhlach, who filed his voter’s registration on March 19, had said he considered himself a native as his father, who belonged to the Amador and Borja clans, were from the towns of Goa and San Jose.  He said he had been visiting San Jose since he was young to bond with his father’s relatives and has been building a house in the town.

Muhlach’s move was keenly watched by political observers here even as the actor has refused to talk about any political plan. But he appeared to have allied himself with Gov. Luis Raymund “LRay” Villafuerte, the political rival of Deputy Speaker Arnulfo Fuentebella, who has been serving his last term as representative of Camarines Sur’s fourth district, where the town of San Jose belonged.

Marpuri said all municipal and city election registration boards nationwide were ordered convened starting April 16, 17, 18 and 19 to check the updating of the registration of voters and decide on the approval or disapproval of new voters who registered from January to March 2012.

“In the case of San Jose, when they (ERB) convened, there was an opposition to the application for registration of Aga Muhlach represented by lawyers, though I don’t have details as to who are behind the move against his registration,” he disclosed.

The municipal ERB is composed of the election officer as chairman with the local civil registrar and the supervisor of the Department of Education in the locality as members.

Marpuri said the opposition against Muhlach revolved around the argument that the Muhlachs have no residence in San Jose.

He said the opposition was filed last week, and San Jose Election Officer Imelda Añonuevo invited Muhlach to appear before the ERB on April 16, but “unfortunately,” the movie star was reportedly out of the country at the time.

Marpuri said Muhlach was given until April 19 to give his response but he did not know if the actor had submitted one on Thursday.  Añonuevo, who was presiding over the ERB meeting on Thursday, was not available for comment.

Marpuri clarified that even though the national Comelec has set the simultaneous reconvening of the ERBs to decide on new voters’ application from April 16-19, they could continue the processing of new voters’ applications until these were finished.

Any decision made by the ERB on the voter’s application could not be appealed, he stressed.

The legal remedy for the aggrieved party would be to file a petition for inclusion or exclusion on the voters’ list at a municipal circuit trial court. The voter’s petition should be filed not later than Nov. 1, he said.


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Tags: Aga Muhlach , Camarines Sur , CamSur , Commission on Elections , Deputy Speaker Arnulfo Fuentebella , Election Registration Board , ERB , Mel Pacamara , San Jose town


  • http://twitter.com/wee_kender wee

    aga is a shoo-in whether we like it or not, or at least until the big segment of our telenovela watching population is educated on choosing the right candidate to lead them.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

       sana maging kasing talino ang taga cam sur ng taga gen san. hindi binoto si pacquiao

  • spider69

    palaos na kasi sa movie industry. kaya politics ang ginagawang salvavida. Ang tanong may magagawa ba siya sa bayan. dahil sikat sa movie at nakikita sa TV, iboboto ngayon ng tao kahit hindi pinag-isipan kung may kakayahan para sa BAYAN. Bayan ko saan ang punta mo ? ? ?

  • spider69

    Nanonood ng teleserye dito sa bahay gabi-gabi. tila itong si Aga ay wala siyang teleserye na ang papel niya ay ama or tatay. di tulad ni Boyet de Leon, Phillip Salvador at kung sino sino pang mga sikat na artistang lalake. tila mataas ang pride. he can not admit na matanda na siya kaya wala siyang offer sa mga teleserye. Or maybe mataas ang talent fee. hindi yata matanggap na lipas na ang panahon niya at marami ng bagong artista like Coco Martin, Enchong Dy, Paulo Avelino & so on,,,,,,WAKE-up man,,,,,,,,

  • Hey_Dudes

    Hey….if it worked for one Manny Pacman Paquiao in Sarrangani from GenSan, why not for AGA eh?  Masyado na lang kayong inggiteros.

    • Cool_Sniper

      isa ka din sira ulo. sige, mag residence ka na sa cam sur. mag apply ka na campaign manager ni aga…magsama kayong mga bugok.

      • rambe66

         tama!!!

  • tabalu

    parang richard gomez lang yan sa leyte diba di umubra kaya asawa pinatakbo, bakit ang artista kapag palaos na sasabak sa politika?

    • http://www.facebook.com/oustcorona ILL_HIT_YOUR_FACE

      Alangan naman mag tinda sila nang Fishball…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

         AY hindi po. kwek kwek pwede

      • athenapallas

        ok naman pisball ah!

  • http://www.facebook.com/oustcorona ILL_HIT_YOUR_FACE

    Hahaha.. this is funny… The local Town Mayor is scared to death on this developments…

    • I_kabod

      opkors, majorityof the bobotantes belong to the masa crowd. proven na malakas talaga pag taga showbiz ang tumakbo. se commercials pa lang matindi na ang media mileage! hehe 

      • http://www.facebook.com/oustcorona ILL_HIT_YOUR_FACE

        You gotta love democracy!… but thats what its all about…

  • kapalkupal

    mabuhay ka aga. ipamalas mo ang iyong angking kagalingan sa pamumuno na hinubog ng iyong karanasan sa industiya ng pelikula.
    mabuhay ang mga botante ng cam sur. naway iboto nyo si aga dahil sa galing nya sa pag arte.
    mabuhay kayong mga anak ng mga botante.  naway matibay ang inyong mga sikmura sa gutom at sanay ang inyong isipan sa kamangmangan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    bahala mga taga san jose camsur kung boboto ke aga. sila rin ang magdudusa. dusa na nga sila now, mas gugustuhin pa ba nilang dagdagan? go go go boto na

  • generalproblem

    lahat nang mga umaangal dito sa forum sa residency nya sa cam sur eh wala kayong pakialam. sinabi nya na gusto nya na tumira dun siguro dahil mag retire na sya ayaw na nya sa maynila dahil magulo beside he is also a true oragon like me. angal kayo ng angal titira lang naman sya dun. ngyon kung naangal kayo eh bakit di kayo umangal nung si dato arroyo eh nag residency sa cam sur at kumandidato kahit walang dugong maanghang. magtrabaho kayo puro kayo bwisit sa pinas.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ronald-Daliva/100001138651690 Ronald Daliva

      tama ka kaibigan, puros reklamo mga yan, maghanap kayo ng pera para makatulong kayo sa bansa natin, nagpa-rehistro lang yong tao eh bobotante na ung mga nasa isp nyo! 

    • I_kabod

      kung titira lang sya dun, no problemo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W6H5DZKUQTUASP4S6CGTK7B3E4 kevin

    In the first place,,what qualification he had.beside for being an actor,,it sucks !!1

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TZCGDEQRZZPUM7BIION2RFFI5M Azkal

      grabe ka naman… di lang sya actor, edukado rin sya. at regular na sponsor ng mga kawanggawa, pero dahil di pulitika, di ibibandera ang mga gawing kawanggawa… know your facts…

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Rams/1826483848 James Rams

        still sucks  – he does not stay there..he lives in Manila! for cryingout loud..what does he know about the people suffering?? he doesnt live there..doesnt speak the language ,doesnt know the area. etc. doesnt know anything about the place! the people  and culture.. so it sucks..

  • JosephNess

    the parents of aga and his cousins at Sn. Jose are no doubt, bicolanos, him being the child of a bicolano must indeed learn to speak the language in order to be fully understood by the people whom he will get to get acquainted with…let’s see if aga knows how to speak the language like an oragon does…let him learn to talk the oragon tongue if he can really do it…aga is welcome to live there like anybody who really, in clear conscience chose to live there permanently, not just for selfish political motive, because some politicians has lured him to play politics there…but, it’s purely up to him of what intention he really has living in that remote town of Camarines Sur…let him play politics there, let’s see if he succeed…

  • Ulipur

    Sa totoo lang si AGA may magarang bahay,matagal na, sa Mataas na Kahoy, Batangas. He is considered a resident of that municipality.

  • antonioluna

    walang pakiaalam mga bobotante dyan at tiyak na iboboto nila si aga sikat eh hehehe

    • pedronimo

      Kaya nga BOBOto sa mga showbiz ang mga BOBO.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FGBF6YSFOZ6IOGGXPYJMAZP6CQ Xer Xes

    Defnitely AGA is not laos na artista kaya sasabak sya sa politika. He is still one of the most highly paid actors in showbiz. He is very rich. And because of that im sure hindi pagpapayaman ang habol nya kagaya ng ina akala ng marami. He wants to serve. SO let him. Give him time to proove that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Rams/1826483848 James Rams

      bull s….t  too many actors  tried that and failed(miserably) – what makes him this  AGA any different??

    • INQ_reader

      He can serve the country by NOT running for an elective position.

  • bicolano_ako

    sa mga arog kong bicolano, ipahiling ta na tatao man kitang pumili nin kandidato na tunay na bicolano.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Rams/1826483848 James Rams

    this Filipino generation are tired of actors, pretending to be good politicians..enough is enough..cmon..just do a private business.. and give back to the community without asking anything back.. dyan  saludo pa ako..
     

  • http://twitter.com/flamingo956 noraFm

    We all know he wants to run for office honestly aside from this residency issue. Pls tell us his qualifications.

  • pening_garcia

    Yan ang napapala nyo sa kabibili ng mga pirated dvd, kaya pamumulitika naman ang nakikitang pwedeng maraket. Patatawanin, paiiyakin, kakanta at sasayaw with back up dancers pa ang mga yan sa entablado kasi yun ang alam lang naman ang alam nila. Kayong mga botante papalakpak, maaliw at mapapaluha sa tuwa. Uuwi sa bahay, kumakalam ang tiyan at gutom ang pamilya. 

    Teka, di ba si Datu Arroyo ay yun din ang ginawa dyan sa Cam Sur? Ang gaking na mag Bikol ng poota pero bugok naman pagdating sa trabaho. 

    Sige mga taga Cam Sur, magpakatanga pa kayo lalo. Boto lang ng boto para su mga boto nindo dae na magtaragas.

  • Ano Ikaw

    What are his qualifications ?

  • 14nono29

    cam sur: tapunan ng mga patapon? wag nyo sana payagan yan. nung time ni dato, nakalusot kasi presidente ang nanay…

  • INQ_reader

    May dimples, yun ang qualification.
    Bwah-ha-ha!!!

  • Joon Famoso

    bakit wala na ba syang mga showbiz project at sa politica ang back up??….dapat mag serve sya muna as konsehal or sa barangay man  lang…kung service ang talagang pakay ng mga artistang ito….ang masama…gusto..high position agad…….hay naku!! ….nahahalata ang pakay nila….:(

  • I_kabod

     pag nanalo ito, may isa na naman masasayang na upuan sa kongreso.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/74JQD5WPY4LE6KJQXI5V6GXX3I barumbado

    Bakit nung si Datu Arroyo eh walang nag-reklamo sa mga Bicolano?

  • nonato

    Ako po ay isang taga Partido Area sa Camarines Sur.. Ako po ay PABOR, kung sakaling sumabak sa pulitika si Mr. AGA Muhlach…Bilang isang ofw, alam ko ang mga naging palakad ng mga FUENTEBELLA sa partido. pinagmamayabang pa nila na mahigit isang daang taon na silang nagsisilbi sa aming lugar subalit, masakit isipin na walang nakinabang kundi ang kanilang pamilya lamang. Asan ba ang partido area ngayon? Ganun pa din marami pa ding mga naghihirap. Ang fuentebella sakim sa pwesto lahat na lang ng angkan gustong pasukin ang buong bayan ng partido. Mas pipiliin ko pa si muhlach kaysa mga trapong pulitiko.At ngayon sinusubukang hatiin ang Cam.Sur bkit? para sila ang makinabang sa pwesto bilang gubernor kasi di nila matalo talo ang mga villafuerte na isa ding gahaman sa pwesto.

    • athenapallas

      pareho lang naman gahaman yang mga Villafuerte at Fuentebella na yan. Tignan mo mga mansiones nila ang gagara, mga gate na lang gold plated pa. Sa halip na paunlarin ang Bicol eh ang bulsa lang nila ang inaasikaso.

      Ang daming walang makain at namamatay sa gutom sa Bicol pero sila para silang mga hari kung mag-aasta. Yung anak ni Villafuerte na bading na ginu-groom nya para sumunod sa yapak nya at magtatayo na naman sila ng political dynasty. Kaya gusto nila kumapit si Agah sa kanila para name recall nga naman sa partido nila at ensure na panalo na naman sila. Hayyy nako, puro korap at makasarili ang mga politiko sa Pilipinas.

      Agah, kung laos ka na at wala ka ng raket sa showbiz magnegosyo ka na alng at huwag mo ng pag-interesan ang pera na makukuha sa aming mga tax payers. Huwag mong sundan ang yapak ni Richard Gomez dahil mabobokya ka lang.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IMIDHBMGAD2G3CJKTDFS5GTH6U jas

    I agree with Bikolano_ako. Let us show to the world that we Bikolanos are intelligent voters, that we know who to vote for and that are choice in voting is not influenced by a person’s popularity.

    As for Aga Muhlach, stick to showbiz. If you really would want to be of service your countrymen, there are a lot of ways to do it than enter politics. And, I am wondering, it’s really only now you mentioned your roots are from Bikol. When you were starting in showbiz ( I am you age so I was following your showbiz career ), you would bank on the popularity of being a Muhlach. Never was it mentioned that you had Bikolano blood, etc. Is it because declaring it then would do no good in your pursue of a career at that time?

    Mr. Aga Muhlach, please do your countrymen or your kapwa Bikolano a favor. Stop being greedy!

  • padrefaura

    residente si aga muhlach ng CWC……

  • ALDEA

    I don’t see anything wrong with Aga Muclach transferring his voter registration to San Jose, Camarines Sur as long as he complied with election rules of at least 1-Year residency.  If he planning to run for public office and he completed the required voter residency, of legal age, Filipino by birth, of good moral character, literate, have legitimate political affiliation, have funds to support his campaign, taken his oath to follow the election rules, etc. so be it…
    Throwing all disqualification technicality and whatever other political issue against Mr. Aga  Muhlach will deprive him his right as a Filipino… this is a matter of a total INSECURITIES to those who have high interest and dynasty advantage to run for election unchallenged… COMELEC should PAVE the way for EQUALITY…

    • ThePattern

      i see everything is wrong once he really runs for public office.  artistas are not for politics.

      • ALDEA

        For all i know, it will be the voters, his contituents who will decide who needs to occupy the public office that will represent there interest in local and national level.. none of us can judge what an actor can do in politics… politics is really so dirty, but if he can implement an honest and good governance that will good for San Jose… anyways Aga didn’t give any admission if he will really jump in to join politics, someone already trying to block his move when he apply to transfer his voting precint…

      • ThePattern

        none of us can judge what an actor can do in politics – LOL LMAO! Tito Sotto ring a bell?  LIto Lapid? Bong Revilla? Jinggoy Estrada? Enough said.

  • kishbuff

    Laos na kasi, ambisyon naman na maging TRAPO din to the highest level! Hay, buhay nga naman. Sana wag magpapaloko ang mga Bikolano. 

    • kolambogan

      kishbuff parang may pinatatamaan ka ah? Ilan bang laos ang mga nakaupo sa ngayon at nagsisikat-sikatan pa rin pero mga Trapos na rin at walang silbi sa bayan?

  • pasaway008ako

    Laking kalokohan iyan. Kung hindi siya residente, hindi siya dapat na botante. Flying voter siya, period! Payag ba kayong taga Camarines Sur? Ha?

  • BatangSingapore

    kayong mga BOBOtante ng BIKOL ang mag dedesisyon kung sino ang karapat dapat para sa inyo sa darating na halalan.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FXGHICUK3K2P5BLO4R576NMFHE shadow_catcher

       TANGNA MO BOBO D LAHAT NG TAGA BIKOL TANGA NA GAYA MO

  • ThePattern

    pag yan nanalo sa eleksyon, wala kayong ibang sisisihin kundi ang inyong mga sarili, mga t a n g a.

  • joeldcndcn

    KUN HINDI SIYA QUALIFIED ACCORDING TO THE REQUIREMENTS, THEN DROP HIM FROM THE LIST,  A VISITOR AS AGA M. CLAIMED TO THAT PLACE  CAN NEVER BE CONSIDERED A RESIDENT, ONLY IDIOTS WILL ACCEPT HIM AS ONE, HE, HE, HE!



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