(Eagle News)–Former National Youth Commission Chair Ronald Cardema on Wednesday, Aug. 21, claimed he paid a congresswoman P2 million so Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon would vote to accredit the Duterte Youth party-list.
Cardema made the allegation in an interview over radio dzbb.
He, however, did not identify the supposed congresswoman.
“May pinakausap ako na ibang tao na magbibigay rito kay congresswoman,” Cardema claimed.
Cardema hurled the allegations after the Comelec First Division, of which Guanzon is a member, disqualified Cardema as nominee of Duterte Youth party-list.
The disqualification was based on the grounds Cardema, who is 34 years old, did not meet the age requirements set by the law on party-list representatives for the youth sector, which is 25 to 30 years old.
Cardema had filed a bid to replace his wife Ducielle, who was 28 years old at that time, as 1st nominee of Duterte Youth.
Duterte Youth went on to win one seat in the House of Representatives, but the Comelec has yet to proclaim it as a winner with Cardema’s disqualification as nominee still pending.
Guanzon has denied Cardema’s allegations, and dared Cardema to name her alleged bagman.