Petitioner Asks Comelec to Junk Raffy Tulfo’s COC

Raffy Tulfo is currently facing a petition seeking to cancel his COC for senator. This bid was confirmed by Comelec on Thursday. 

Julieta Pearson, Raffy Tulfo’s ‘wife’ petitions the cancellation of his COC on the basis of misrepresentation. | IMG Source: ABS-CBN News

Spokesperson James Jimenez said that a woman named Julieta Pearson filed the motion. The basis of her petition was Tulfo’s alleged dishonesty in his COC as he did not declare her as his wife. Pearson asserted that she and Tulfo got married at Tarlac in October 1982. This marriage was never nullified. 

The petition also stated, “This misrepresentation in his certificate of candidacy was done by him fully aware that he is not legally married to his declared wife in the COC, Jocelyn Pua Tulfo.” Jocelyn is also a politician serving as party-list representative. 

Back in 2019, Tulfo admitted in his show that he was an absentee father to his and Pearson’s daughter. He claimed that he has since given child support through gifts and monetary means. 

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