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.

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