Lawyer Larry Gadon files his certificate of candidacy for the 2019 midterm elections at the Commission on Elections main office.
Oops! Gadon's Senate dream hits a snag after filing wrong form
( - October 12, 2018 - 2:36pm

MANILA, Philippines (Updated 5:21 p.m.) — Lawyer Larry Gadon, who filed an impeachment complaint against ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, will be running for senator in the May 2019 elections.

He filed his certificate of candidacy at the Commission on Elections on Friday. 

Gadon, however, has to resubmit his certificate of candidacy since he completed the wrong form. The form submitted missed item number 22, which asked whether or not the candidate has been found "liable for an offense which carries with it the accessory penalty of perpetual disqualification to hold office which has become final and executory." 

Gadon denies he submitted wrong form, Comelec contradicts him

After an hour, Gadon refiled his COC. He then denied that he filed the wrong form during a briefing with reporters. 

He claimed he did not fill it out yet and reasoned that the delay was due to the lack of photo. 

"Then when they said it's not it, they gave me a new one. It was not accomplished."

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez, however, contradicted Gadon's claim and confirmed to reporters that the senatorial aspirant did file an incorrect form.

"The form that he submitted in the first instance is not the form he should have submitted," Jimenez said.

Gadon is facing four disbarment cases before the Integrated Bar of the Philippines for violating his oath as a lawyer when he hurled expletives at some Sereno supporters who were holding a protest at the Supreme Court in Baguio City in April.

— Patricia Lourdes Viray with Gaea Katreena Cabico

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