Edu Manzano casts ballot in San Juan
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.
His certificate of candidacy (COC) was earlier revoked by the Commission on Election (Comelec) second division over questions on his citizenship.
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)
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