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Edu Manzano casts ballot in San Juan

/ 11:30 AM May 13, 2019
Edu Manzano casts ballot in San Juan

Actor and congressional bet Edu Mandazo arrives at Xavier School in San Juan City. INQUIRER.net photo / Tristan Tamayo

MANILA, Philippines — Actor and San Juan congressional candidate Edu Manzano cast his ballot at Xavier School in San Juan City on Monday.

Manzano arrived at the school at around 11 a.m.

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His certificate of candidacy (COC) was earlier revoked by the Commission on Election (Comelec) second division over questions on his citizenship.

READ: Comelec Second Division revokes Edu Manzano’s congressional bid 

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But Manzano reiterated the previous decision of the Supreme Court allowing him to run.

“People know that I ran for mayor and won, vice mayor in Makati, I ran for senator, all these years I’ve been a candidate,” Manzano said during a chance interview before casting his vote.

“Medyo ang tao nagalit din so I think this was a wake up call for them that their dirty politics will not work in San Juan,” he added. “Even the Supreme Court has said that Edu Manzano is a Filipino citizen.”

In 1998, Manzano was also questioned of his citizenship in a petition, but the Supreme Court allowed the actor to run.

Manzano is vying for congressman in the lone district of San Juan City against incumbent Representative Ronaldo Zamora.

(Editors: Jonathan P. Vicente/ Mike U. Frialde)

READ: Edu Manzano: By filing my COC, I renounced my other allegiances

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