Dayaan sa COC? Leyte rep Javier accused of falsifying voter records

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Leyte 2nd District Representative Lolita Karen Javier faces a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman over allegations of making false statements in her certificate of candidacy (CoC).

The complaint was filed by former Leyte Rep. Henry Ong who accused her of falsification of public documents.

Ong alleged that the CoC she filed on October 17, 2018 indicated that she is a registered voter even though the Commission on Election (Comelec) registration board had not yet approved her voter registration application which it only received on October 25.

The complainant also indicated that her CoC showed she has been a resident of Jaro, Leyte for 44 years and two months, while, her voter registration showed she lived there for 43 years.

He also questioned as to why she sought a voter’s registration for the first time even though she is married to former Javier mayor Leonardo Javier.

“It is quite perplexing as to how a publicly recognized married couple such as Lolita and Leonardo were allowed to assume their previous and current official positions despite the stark difference in their places of residence,” read the complaint.