Richard Gomez disqualified from Leyte congressional race

Posted at 02/17/2010 5:59 PM | Updated as of 02/17/2010 6:01 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections disqualified actor Richard Gomez from the congressional race in Leyte.

The poll body granted the petition for disqualification filed by Buenaventura Juntilla against Gomez, who is running for congressman of Leyte's 4th district.

Juntilla, a former barangay chairman, pointed out that Gomez did not fulfill the legal requirement that a candidate must be a resident in the area where he intends to run for at least one year.

Gomez is married to an Ormocana, television host Lucy Torres. -ANC