Brillantes: We can’t act yet on Lucy Gomez ouster

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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Wednesday that they cannot act yet on the Supreme Court’s decision to unseat Leyte Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez until the decision becomes final.

“She’s not yet officially unseated, not until it becomes final and executory,” Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. told reporters in an interview.

Comelec Education and Information Department Director James Jimenez also said that the Comelec was still waiting for the entire process to finish since Torres had expressed her intent to file a motion for reconsideration.

“We need to finish the process there before we can decide on how it will affect her candidacy or her future candidacies if ever,” Jimenez said.

Comelec said it was also studying whether Torres’ time in office will be counted as her first term being the representative of Leyte.

Torres had won the Leyte congressional seat in 2010 after substituting for her husband Richard Gomez who was disqualified for not being a resident of Ormoc City long enough.

Torres, in a press conference Tuesday, said that she was not worried and that she will continue her work as legislator.

She is presently running for another term as Leyte Representative while Gomez is running as mayor of Ormoc City.

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  • Cano Manuel

    Ouster on what account? Good reporting!

  • XY ZEE

    Brillantes: We can’t act yet on Lucy Gomez ouster

    Syempre, KKK kasi.

  • farmerpo

    Mga dalawang buwan pa. Ok na yan. Ngayon pa mag mamadali?

  • wilson

    hirap sa comelec pag liberal party ang hirap tanggalin pag ibang partido automatic ewan ko ba.

    • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

      weather weather lang. panahon nila eh.

    • JMbilisyos

      LIBERAL PARTY BA? akala ko maka Arroyo/opposition ang mag asawa na ito?

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    She is presently running for another term as Leyte Representative while Gomez is running as mayor of Ormoc City.

    AMP!!! tag-team ang mag-asawa? wla ngang nagawa ang misis, ung mister p kya?

    • bugoybanggers

      Wala na bang iba o polpol at inutil ang mga taga ORMOC?

      • http://www.facebook.com/richardfrank.gomez Marco Montenegro

        anong walang nagawa? taga ormoc ka ba?taga ormoc ako..daming nagawa nyan dito sa 4th district of leyte ..higit pa ang nagawa nya dito compare sa nagawa ng codilla s sa ilang dekadang pagkakaupo.. iakw ang walang magawa..walang magawa kundi manira..bobo

      • JMbilisyos

        SB KA MONTENEGRO! MGA KAKSAKERS KAU NG MGA POLPOL NA MAG ASAWANG GOMEZ. MAGKANO BA MONTENEGRO/PUSONEGRO? KAYA NAWAWALA ANG RESPETO NG MGA TAO SA MGA MAMBABATAS DAHIL SILA D GINAGALANG ANG BATAS!

    • http://www.facebook.com/richardfrank.gomez Marco Montenegro

      anong walang nagawa? taga ormoc ka ba?taga ormoc ako..daming nagawa nyan
      dito sa 4th district of leyte ..higit pa ang nagawa nya dito compare
      sa nagawa ng codilla s sa ilang dekadang pagkakaupo.. iakw ang walang
      magawa..walang magawa kundi manira..bobo ikaw pa isa

      • pubringjuandelacruz

        tlaga lang ha… maraming nagawa? kamusta nman ang ormoc ngayon? umangat na ba ang estado ng pamumuhay ng mga tao dun? o ang mga mahihirap lalong naghirap at ung mayaman lalung yumaman!

        ang bumoto kina lucy at richard ang mga bobong tunay!

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    sige alisin nyo. para fresh 9 years ulit.

  • disqusted0fu

    Everyone should know by now how the system works. If it’s an opponent of the administration, punishments has to take effect immediately, sometimes even without due process. But if it’s an ally, it has to wait for the very delayed process before it makes it’s move. Sometimes too delayed that the people just forget about it.

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