Pharmally executive Rose Nono Lin has not been disqualified as congressional candidate in Quezon City’s fifth district, as opposed to a claim circulating online.
Lin is linked to Pharmally Biological Co., which was revealed to have cornered P10 billion deals from the government between 2020 and 2021 despite it being a small and newly created firm.
Lin had petitioned to be included in the list of District 5 voters so she could be eligible to run as its representative in Congress. The Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 5 granted her petition on Aug. 4.
But a photo of a copy of the court decision was posted by Facebook page Halalan 2022 on May 9 with a note that she has been disqualified. The note reads:
BASAHIN: (READ:) Ate Rose Lin is DISQUALIFIED TO RUN FOR CONGRESSMAN!
The post’s caption also says Lin has been disqualified and votes for her today are considered null and void:
BREAKING: Controversial Pharmally executive Rose Nono Lin nahatulang DISQUALIFIED sa pagtakbo bilang Congressman sa Quezon City District 5! Ang mga boto para kay #AteRoseLin ay ituturing na NULL and VOID dahil sa desisyong ito (ordered DISQUALIFIED to run as congressman of Quezon City District 5! Votes for #AteRoseLin are considered NULL and VOID because of this decision).
Lin called this claim “fake news,” posting a copy of the “final and executory” certification from the MTC declaring she is a District 5 resident and the court’s Aug. 4 decision.
The post on Halalan 2022 has garnered 122 reactions and 58 shares as of writing. A similar claim has been circulating on other social media accounts. (RP)