Congressman-elect Genaro Alvarez Jr. yesterday said he has filed
administrative and criminal complaints against the Kabankalan City assessor, two
principals, and two poll tabulators for allegedly increasing the votes of his
opponent in the last election.
Alvarez won the sixth congresional seat
with 70,150 votes, while his opponents Jesus Manuel Dabao had 46, 341 votes and
George Lopez had 1,685.
He said he was filing the complaints as a deterrent
so that those tasked with safeguarding the election returns do not resort to changing
the results again in the future. Named in the complaints filed by Alvarez were
members of the Kabankalan City Board of Canvassers - City Assessor Roger Gasataya
and principals Bernadin Bendo and Socia Coca, and tabulators Nick Reyes and Hilda
Ducanes, Alvarez said.
In his complaint-affidavit Alvarez said that in
the statement of votes in document number 0005045 covering 21 precincts, the total
number of registered voters was 4,100 and those who actually voted were 2,613.
The same document showed that he garnered 1,000 votes, Dabao had 1,880
and Lopez had five.
However, the total number of votes garnered by the
three candidates for the position of congressman was 2,885, or 272 votes above
the total number of voters, he said.
The statement of votes were certified
correct by Gasataya, Bendo, Coca, Reyes and Ducanes, he said.
scrutiny of the document shows that Dabao actually only garnered 882 votes, Alvarez
The City Board of Canvassers and the two tabulators willfully and
feloniously increased the votes received by Dabao by 998 in direct violation of
Republic Act 6646 (Election Code), Alvarez said.
He also said that, because
of such act, he filed an administrative case against the five for conduct unbecoming
of public officers, dishonesty, misrepresentation and gross misconduct during
the May 14 elections in violation of RA 6646.
In the criminal complaint
he filed against the five before the Regional Trial Court, he cited them for violation
of RA 6646.*CPG
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