By Perfecto T. Raymundo
MANILA, July 31 (PNA) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday declared as submitted for resolution the complaint for perjury and falsification of public documents filed against former Laguna Governor Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito.
According to Prosecution Attorney Caren Gail De Alban, this was after Ejercito submitted on Friday his counter-affidavit on the complaint filed against him by Mario Lindico, a resident of Sta. Cruz, Laguna.
The complaint stemmed from the alleged incorrect information entered by Ejercito in his schedule of expenditures and summary report of expenditures in his campaign during the 2013 elections.
In the said document, Ejercito allegedly declared more than Php 1 million as his expenditures for the television advertisements.
However, Lindico claimed the former governor has spent some Php20 million for the television advertisements.
On the other hand, Ejercito vehemently denied the allegations.
In his counter-affidavit, Ejercito argued the complaint filed against him has no basis, hence, it should be dismissed.
Ejercito went to the DOJ on Friday, together with his legal counsel Atty. Filemon Javier, when he filed his counter-affidavit.
He was unseated as Laguna governor for election “overspending” of more than Php23 million in 2013, when he was allowed by law to spend only Php 4.5 million.
The decision of the Comelec on the disqualification case against Ejercito was upheld with finality by the Supreme Court (SC) last February. (PNA)