Beware of fake Risa Hontiveros website - Akbayan

by RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 02 2013 11:16 PM | Updated as of Feb 03 2013 07:17 AM

MANILA - Party-list group Akbayan informed the Commission on Elections (Comelec) of an unauthorized campaign website for its senatorial candidate, Risa Hontiveros.

In a letter signed by senior legal officer Juan Alfonso Torrevillas, Akbayan said the site www.risahontiveros.org has been published by unidentified parties who just use the name, Volunteers for Risa Hontiveros Movement.

The letter says neither Akbayan nor Hontiveros authorized the website.

The party is now conducting an investigation into the matter.

Hontiveros is running under the administration Team Pinoy where Akbayan is one of the coalition partners.

Hontiveros came close to winning a seat in the 2010 senatorial elections. She placed 13th and was edged out of the last slot by her ally, Teofisto 'TG' Guingona.