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By: Florence F. Hibionada

ILOILO Vice Governor Oscar “Richard” Garin Jr. may seek reelection or run for the congressional seat of his wife, First District Representative Janette Loreto Garin in the 2013 polls.

A long time elected official of Iloilo with years spent as mayor of his hometown Guimbal, Garin confirmed the two options, “Vice Governor or Congressman” for him.

Rep. Janette “graduates” next year having successfully won three congressional terms equivalent to nine years. Asked of her own political plans, the lady solon had no definite answer as of yet though talks are ripe about her taking over her husband’s post.

Meanwhile, seven Iloilo mayors are likewise set to “graduate” in their respective towns.

In the First District, San Joaquin Mayor Ninfa Serag Garin is the sole mayor here serving her last term as the town’s chief executive. The lady mayor is the vice governor’s mother and reported to be the family’s bet for district board member.

In the Second District, Zarraga Mayor Gregorio Brazas is also graduating along with Pavia’s Arcadio Gorriceta. Brazas is reportedly running for vice mayor while Gorriceta has announced his ambition to dislodge incumbent Rep. Augusto Boboy Syjuco.

In the Third District, two mayors are graduating: Pototan’s Pablo Perez and Badiangan’s Suzette Mamon. Perez is said to be ready for retirement while Mamon in an interview told The Daily Guardian (TDG) “it is still early but I am open for options.”

“One thing is clear,” Mayor Mamon said, “whatever party Governor Arthur Defensor decides to join, I am also there.”

In the Fourth District, two mayors are also graduating. Next year would be the last year in office for Dueñas’s Bobit Pama and San Enrique’s Trixie Fernandez. It is not clear what Pama intends to pursue though sources told TDG that he will run for vice mayor.  Fernandez, on the other hand, is eyed for a board member seat with her younger brother set to run for mayor.

But what is interesting most is the possible three-cornered fight for governor. Said to be running for Iloilo province’s top post are incumbent Governor Arthur Defensor Sr., former governor Niel Tupas Sr., and Fourth District Rep. Ferj Biron.

Also being talked about are the local party list groups of AAMBIS-OWA of the Garins, BANAT of former assemblyman Buddy Britanico, and ABYAN-ILONGGO of former Iloilo vice governor Rolex Suplico.

Iloilo in the last elections had a 79.46% turnout of voters where out of 1,262,128 registered voters, a total of 1,002,902 actually voted.

 

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