Actress and TV host Lucy Torres-Gomez is now an official public servant in the country, particularly in the province of Leyte.
Lucy, the wife of actor Richard Gomez or popularly known as “Goma”, was finally proclaimed as the Representative of the fourth district of Leyte at 10:42 a.m. yesterday, 12th of May 2010. The proclamation was held at the Tacloban Canvassing Hall, and Richard, who accompanied Lucy during the proclamation rites.
Richard is actually the one who was supposed to run for the congressional race in the fourth district of Leyte but unfortunately, the actor was disqualified by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) because of his failure to establish his official residency in Ormoc, Leyte. This is because according to the law,all individuals who are running for public office at any local government level must have at least one year of residency in the city or province that they choose to represent.
However, despite the slight failure, Richard endorsed the candidacy of Lucy Torres as his replacement before the COMELEC issued its final decision on the his disqualification case. Lucy then accepted the challenge and now rewarded with a surprising victory.