G.R. No. 88831 and 94508 November 8, 1990.
Cases of disqualification under Section 68 of the Omnibus Election Code are filed against the private respondent, Merito Miguel, for the position of municipal mayor of Bolinao, Pangasinan on the ground that he is a green card holder, hence, a permanent resident of the United States of America, not of Bolinao. COMELEC dismissed the case.
Miguel admitted that he holds a green card issued to him by the US Immigration Service, but he denied that he is a permanent resident of the United States. He allegedly obtained the green card for convenience in order that he may freely enter the United States for his periodic medical examination and to visit his children there.