Rep. Quimbo faces disqualification raps

MARIKINA City Rep. Stella Luz Quimbo, the wife of former Deputy Speaker Romero Quimbo, is facing a disqualification case.

Quimbo’s case was among the first 11 batch of May 13 election protests filed before the House of Representatives.

Former ABS Party-list Rep. Eugene Michael De Vera filed a petition against  Liberal Party  member Quimbo alleging she is not only “prohibited” but she is disqualified from running for any office during the May 13 elections.      

However, the poll body failed to resolve De Vera’s petition seeking the cancellation of Quimbo’s certificate of candidacy.

According to De Vera, Quimbo resigned as commissioner of the Philippine Competition Commission to seek the congressional post left vacant by her husband.

De Vera who ran for congressman in Marikina City’s second district lost to Quimbo. He called for the HRET ruling on the quo warranto petition even if the Comelec will issue a belated decision on the controversy.

Represented by lawyer Jacinto C. Garcia Jr., De Vera urged the HRET to declare Quimbo “prohibited” and disqualified from becoming a congressman, thus, is “ineligible” to occupy the position.

De Vera cited Section 8 of Republic Act 10667 that created the PCC adding that Quimbo is barred from holding any public office within two years from her resignation as commissioner of the agency.