Pilipino nga! SC affirms citizenship of La Union rep Eriguel


The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the Philippine citizenship of La Union 2nd District Representative Sandra Young Eriguel.

The SC has issued a resolution which junked petition of losing 2016 congressional candidate Tomas Dumpit.

Dumpit sought before the SC to overturn the January decision of the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) which junked his citizenship complaint against Eriguel.

In its ruling, the high court said Dumpit failed “to sufficiently show that the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal committed any grave abuse of discretion in rendering the challenged decision which, on the contrary, appears to be in accord with the facts and applicable law and jurisprudence.”

HRET had ruled that Eriguel is a natural born Filipino and eligible to sit as a member of the House of Representatives.

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