Aga Muhlach files electoral protest

by RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 04 2013 04:20 PM | Updated as of Jun 05 2013 12:20 AM

32 HRET cases filed so far

MANILA - Actor Aga Muhlach has filed an electoral protest against Wimpy Fuentebella, who defeated him in the 4th district congressional election last May 2013.

Muhlach’s lawyer Romulo Macalintal told media that Muhlach’s protest case was filed last Friday. It assails the results of the election in 7 municipalities involving 70 clustered precincts.

Macalintal says should they successfully pursue the case, they expect to recover around 7,000 votes, which will wipe out Fuentebella’s 2,000-vote lead over Muhlach.

Muhlach’s case assails the glitches in the machines.

Macalintal says this will be proven once there is an official recount and revision of the ballots.

Macalintal says all in all, he is handling 5 cases at the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET), including Muhlach’s.

The other cases are from Lanao del Sur, Sultan Kudarat, Cavite, and Nueva Vizcaya.

The records section of the HRET says 32 cases have been filed at the HRET so far.