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Aga Muhlach may be disqualified from joining 2013 polls—Brillantes

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TAKING a plunge into politics, actor Aga Muhlach shakes hands with Liberal Party leaders in August as his wife, actress Charlene Gonzales (left, partly hidden), looks on. ARNOLD ALMACEN/FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Friday said that actor Aga Muhlach may be disqualified from running for Congress in the 2013 polls if the court ruling ordering his exclusion from the voters’ list of San Jose, Camarines Sur becomes final.

Asked whether the court ruling had an effect on Muhlach’s candidacy, Brillantes said “Oo naman, that’s one of the qualifications to run, you have to be a registered voter to be a candidate.”

“If the denial of his registration becomes final, then we will disqualify him,” he added.

The Philippine Daily Inquirer had earlier reported that in a 13-page ruling, Judge Noel Paulite of a court in Bicol ordered that the names of Muhlach and his wife Charlene be stricken off the list of voters in Barangay San Juan, San Jose, Camarines Sur, after they failed to comply with the six-months residency requirement for registered voters.

Muhlach, who joined the ruling Liberal Party in August, is running for congressman against Felix William “Wimpy” Fuentebella, son of last-term Deputy House Speaker Arnulfo Fuentebella, in Camarines Sur’s fourth congressional district.

Brillantes noted that the ruling would be final unless Muhlach’s camp secures a temporary restraining order (TRO) from the higher court.

Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal, Muhlach’s counsel, had earlier said that they would file a petition for certiorari at the Court of Appeals.


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  • brunogiordano

    Aga Mulach may be disqualified from joining 2013 polls—Brillantes

    GOOD!!!!!

    • 12JEM

       Then tuloy ang ligaya ng mga Fuentebella na isang daang taon nang naghahari sa parteng iyon ng CamSur.

      Tuloy ang ligaya ng mga Fuentebella…Mabuhay sila…silang mga naghahari.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SLIGVU76L2UPOWLUZXLUK2LQSI Roberto

         Meron pa naman sigurong iba kaysa Fuentebella at Muhlach.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/IJIUASZHAVUI2ADFY75TX5276A ALFREDO ALEX

         Maraming magagaling na mga Bicolanong puedeng lumaban sa election kontra sa mga Fuentebella. Ang problema pera at political machinery.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SLIGVU76L2UPOWLUZXLUK2LQSI Roberto

       not only good. VERY GOOD!!!!

  • indiosbravos2002

    For those folks who are in the know of local po.itics. Madumi talaga maglaro ang mga Fuentebella. Unfortunately for Aga, Cong. Fuentebella does not want to take any more chances given the possibility of Nueva Camarines not coming to fruition. Pero in fairness, the Fuentebella’s are actuslly seeing him as a threat. BKa may tulog nga sila kay Muchlach.

  • usaf9

    He should be disqualified. We have already so much of their kind. One cannot cannot serve 2 masters at the same time. Making politics their sideline is an insult to the Filipino people. It’s impossible to ride two horses simultaneously. These celebrities are just making fun of us. To serve the people no! To add more money coming from the people. Shame to them!      

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SLIGVU76L2UPOWLUZXLUK2LQSI Roberto

      They should be imprisoned for one year for filing their candidacy.

  • tilamsik

    Nakapunta na ba man lang si Aga doon? Sannamabit!!! Teka ang Spratley ba may representative na?…  Mga artista wala pa yatang congressman sa spratley unahan na kayo! 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SLIGVU76L2UPOWLUZXLUK2LQSI Roberto

      Oo, dumaan lang nasa private car niya papuntang Albay para bisitahin ang bulkan Mayon. Ni hindi nga bumaba para kumain man lang ng ginataang-gabi (bikol express) sa isang restoran.

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

    naantalang kabaliwan…this crazy dude…..AGA

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TCQMRK4HVOSF2IGML46TAGKMXU Benjamin

    For God’s sake please stop this madness of movie actors/actresses running for office. Hindi pa ba sapat ang kabaliwan sa Senado ni SottoCopy, Bong Revilla, Jinggoy Estrada, Lito Lapid at iba pang mga artista. Politics and Show Business have really been like twins. Naging katatawanan na ang Pilipinas dahil sa dami ng mga artistang tumatakbo mula sa konsehal hanggng sa pagiging Presidente. When will this madness stop?

    • 12JEM

       Aga is different from those individuals you mentioned.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SLIGVU76L2UPOWLUZXLUK2LQSI Roberto

         Bakit di siya tumakbo doon kung saan siya talaga nanirahan? (hindi puede kasi alam niya talo na siya, nagbabakasali sa Camarines kasi baka puede niyang lokohin ang mga tao doon).

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SLIGVU76L2UPOWLUZXLUK2LQSI Roberto

       At saka si Herbert Bautista, wala mang lang akong marinig tungkol sa kanya kundi “best dressed” noon sa PICC. Dagdag pa itong si Aga na wala namang alam sa community service.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/IJIUASZHAVUI2ADFY75TX5276A ALFREDO ALEX

       Hindi ako fan ni Lito Lapid pero kung titingnan mo ang record ni Lito Lapid mas marami siyang batas na naipasa kumpara kay Joker Arroyo. Mahina magsalita ng English pero pumanig sa makataong batas. Sa ibang artistang nasa pulitika maraming inutil. Meron namang matitino. Mahirap mag-generalize.

      • kimo211

        tama  ka  alex,,,matalino  naman  si  lapid,,,,PINAUNLAD  NGA  NIYA  ANG   QUARRY  BUSINESS  NG  LAHAR   SA  PAMPANGA.

  • krizzibarra

    passing the rh bill shows that perhaps the philippines is not totally hopeless. disqualifying these showbiz figures would be a step in the right direction. banning tele-evangelists would also be another good move.

  • imongredneck

    A Wimp in Congress ? It’s really fun there.

  • boybakal

    Aga Muhlach may be disqualified from joining 2013 polls—Brillantes….

    I thought this is finished long time ago.
    Talaga tong si Aga, gustong maging Bicolano…You can’t be
    Dahil ang Bicolano kumakain ng Sili, siling labuyo….kaya Bicol Express.
    For the meantime, sakay ka na lang muna ng tren..Biyaheng Bicol…that’s a good start para maging Bicolano ka.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4C2SFYIH52Y2KR7QPZPHJO2XQQ sl1

    That’s was a good decision of the court and must be made final,  Aga Muhlach must be disqualified for not complying with the requirements and also it is very clear that the intention of running as a candidate is not for good public service but to ride on on his popularity as an actor as most other do. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SLIGVU76L2UPOWLUZXLUK2LQSI Roberto

    How can he be a candidate doon, e hindi naman siya tumira doon at isa pa, papaano naman yung mga doon lumaki, nagsilbi, at umasang balang araw ay magiging congressman din sila. Pagsalitain mo ng bicol ang hamag na yan, pustahan tayo hindi yan makapagsasalita ng bicol. Bicol for bicolanos not from some entertainment world. Mabuti pa si Nora Aunor nagtinda ng tubig sa may riles ng train doon. Gagamitin lang yan si Aga ng mga corrupt cohorts niya para magkamkam na naman ng limpak-limpak na salapi. Papaano siya magtatalumpati, tagalog? ingglis? shiyyeeet, magbold star na lang siya baka kumita pa siya.

    • Jesse_Bruce_Pinkman

      Bold star. Laos na yan at matanda na. Hindi na tatayo yan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IJIUASZHAVUI2ADFY75TX5276A ALFREDO ALEX

    I totally agree to the disqualification of Aga Muhlach to run as congressman because this practice of establishing a residence to a place where you are not even a legitimate resident is a mockery of the election process and an insult to the legitimate residents of the place you want to use just to run for government office. This was done by one of the sons of GMA in Camarines Sur. Now, Aga is trying to do the same thing. Politicians who would like to run for public office in Bicol Region must be legitimate residents of the Bicol Region who knows the sentiments of the Bicolanos.

    • $17092775

      Someone said it right and I credit him for the wit.  “In the land of the blind, the one-eye jack is the king”.  I meant no offense to the visible-impaired

  • robrano

    Lets hope it is not only “may” but”will” be disqualified. Not only his questionable residency requirements, but there are too many in congress and other politicians who do nothing more than using it for propaganda and grandstanding as actors or other celebs.
    Just look as example at the “hero” Paquiao, maybe a good boxer but too dumb and inexperienced in real politics, mostly absent anyway, for what he is congressman? And he was running at a place where he never resded the requested 12 months prior to election.  And why? Because the voters did not even want him in his own hometown when running for Mayor, no matter he spentcountless millions. There should not be people in congress or senate who can not spend the full time for this service.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IJIUASZHAVUI2ADFY75TX5276A ALFREDO ALEX

     Tama ka, tol…kasi naloko na nga ni Mikey Arroyo ang mga taga Camarines Sur… tingnan mo, nanalong congressman hindi naman Bicolano. Ang mahirap mismong mga Bicolanong pulitiko pinapayagan ito basta kaalyado nila ang kakandidato.

  • regd

    Ang pinakamaganda dyan, may bubuto pa talaga! Ganyan ka bobo mga tao!

    • Jesse_Bruce_Pinkman

      bubuto amf. boboto naman.

  • boybakal

    Habol pa si Aga sa Biyaheng Bicol..

    Totoo ba na di pwedeng mag asawa ang isang Ilocano at Bicolano.

  • kimo211

    KEEP  IT UP  BRILLANTES….may  nasisilay  pa  palang  pagasa ang  inang  bayan(PINAS)….

  • Christian Alis

    Unfortunately, at least for this election, the only choices are a newbie actor and a member of a century-old political dynasty.

  • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

    Wala mga to pinagsasamantalahan ang ating mamamayan at ginagamit lang ang kanilang kasikatan para manloko sa kapwa. May mas kwalipikado kesa sa inyo. 

  • etomacq

    Aga is running under LP.. Pa-trying hard to get lang si Brillantes para hindi halata na lulutuin nila ang resulta.

  • $18209031

    Aga, love your wife and kids and stop seeking public office. Finish your high school and get the diploma and some college degrees. Other than that you cannot be a public official.

  • riccisan

    I think its about time that candidates must live for about 5-10 years kung saan sila pwede mag represent. 1 yr e parang kulang, anu ma so solve na prob nun sa lugar na pagsisilbihan nila? tama si Roberto na nag comment here baka nga matalo siya sa sariling lugar niya. if AGA wants to serve, sige makipag sabayan siya sa lugar niya. sa umpisa pa lang alam mong ‘dirty politics’ ang gusto. baka hindi na siya type ng Jollibee to endorse commercials at wala ng datung.

  • pcosmachine

    ENOUGH OF THESE MOVIE PERSONALITIES RUNNING FOR POLITICAL OFFICE!

    THEY ARE SIMPLY NOT QUALIFIED AND A BURDEN TO OUR POLITICAL PROCESS.

    NO MORE LITO LAPID, TITO SOTTO, RAMON REVILLA JR. JINGGOY ESTRADA IN OUR FUTURE SENATE.

    NO MORE LANI MERCADO, LUCY TORRES OR EVEN MANNY PACQUIAO IN OUR FUTURE CONGRESS.

    DO NOT VOTE FOR ANNABELLE RAMA, ALMA MORENO OR AGA MUHLACH BECAUSE THEY WILL MAKE A MESS OUT OF PHILIPPINE POLITICS.

    ALSO, DO NOT VOTE FOR POLITICIANS WHO ARE BUILDING POLITICAL DYNASTIES LIKE THE BINAYS, ESTRADAS, ENRILES, VILLARS, MARCOSES, ARROYOS….

    PHILIPPINE POLITICS IS ALREADY FULL OF TRAPOS, CORRUPT, AND INCOMPETENT POLITICIANS. FILIPINO VOTERS MUST VOTE WISELY IF YOU WANT THIS COUNTRY TO MOVE FORWARD.

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

    • Jesse_Bruce_Pinkman

      E kaso ang daming mahihirap na walang prinsipyo at bobo. Konting Lamon lang tinataya na lahat. Hindi alam ng mga ito na lahat naghihirap sa ginagawa nila.

    • jdelacruz13

       beery gud !!! inuman na !!! only in the phils where anyone can buy anything , including your vote !!! oh dont forget dead people vote too !!! live long and prosper !!!

    • Joseph Alianza

      tama k dyan pero may na kalimutan ka isama familia cojuanco,cayetano,abad,marami yan political dynasties yan ng dhil sa pork barrel n yan ky ginawa n nila negosyo yan pagpasok sa politica

  • riza888

    Have we not learned from our mistakes that some people should not be elected into office because of their inexperience and their lack of ability to know the difference between what is best for all and what is best for just some?!? 

    Aga, just keep you cushy day job and leave the heavy lifting to the adults.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E2V7QUMFK3JR7GWHPUF7MNVIJQ Kudi

    Between a trapo and an unproven new comer movie star or not,  I’ll take the new comer.  It’s like gambling.    You vote for a trapo,  you already lose.     At least sa bago,  baka me chance na mabuting tao at hindi kurakot.    Pag kurakot din, well,  what have we got to lose?   It can’t get any worse than what we have now.

  • $18209031

    He needs to get a high school diploma first before much less become a congressman. Dios Ko santisima. Talagang mga kayumangmang, nakakatawa ang kayus.

  • jdelacruz13

    REJOICE !!!! May bago na namang komedyante sa congresso , mabuhay ang Pinas !!!!  Vote for AGA !!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/F3MQCMLOZ2KRHSIYGCJ7FSO2DQ Juan

    education lang talaga ang number 1 na kelangan ng bawat pinoy REAL EDUCATION na mag tuturo panu madistinguish ang tunay na kandidato vs. mga taong katulad nyang nasa balita na yan. Only in the Philippines!!!! Yun naman diba pag wala ng mapagkakakitaan gagamitin ang fame sa politics tsk tsk tsk

  • ceejay2420

    Pinoys are beginning to demonstrate slowly but surely signs of maturity with the impeachment of Corona and approval of the controversial laws  like the ones on reproductive health and sin tax. My hope is that this continues so that voters reject unqualified candidates and make them lose election if ever they managed to have their names included in the ballots.

    The right to vote is the single most important privilege afforded by our Constitution to citizens in shaping their future and that of their children. Let us exercise the power vested on us through this right by putting into office people who have integrity, competence and experience in delivering service to the people. 

    Entertainers may be well-liked by everybody but they are without any idea how to help us put food on the table and send our children to school. Traditional politicians, without any track record to speak of, run because they want  to protect what they have ransacked from government coffers or they want to steal some more. We should  fire all these kind of people and take only those candidates who understand and take the word “service to others” deep in their hearts.

    • jdelacruz13

       Your idea is good but the reasoning is somewhat deviated … we all know that these politicians “ransacked” from the coffers of the government ( they are not the governments money , they are OUR money the Filipino people ) . I REALLY want to see someone from the JUSTICE department penalized these type of people . We entrust them everything and yet they have the gull to “STEAL” from the people . Like my comment before  , I dare someone from these Senatong and Tongresman to pass a bill the will set DEATH PENALTY to any government employee who is within the law has been found guilty of STEALING at least 1 peso from the peoples money . Math is an exact science . One plus one will always be two ( 1+1=2 ) .

  • cris0744

    Education is by necessity an extension of our political system but most people will react more likely to Politicians or Candidates who are flamboyantly appealing, familiarity on screen and public presence during calamity (sad but true) and Political Parties will be investing on this commercialization of their Candidates to gain public trust and interest.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004607977261 Brian Kin

    hirap nito si macalintal niluluko lang si aga alam naman ng cam sur na ang gobernador ng camsur ang nasa likod niya para tumakbo bilang congressman dahil si lray galit sa fuentebella.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004607977261 Brian Kin

    saka sana makonsinsya si aga hindi naman tumira siya sa san jose at ang desisyon ng RTC ay tma lang at final at executory nasa REPULIC 8189 SECTION 33 AS AMMENDED  yan sana basahin niya pwede naman siyan kuhuha ng tro sa court of appeal kung pagbibigyan o magwithdraw na lang siya pagulo siya.



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