Tuesday, 23rd September 2014

Click Icon to Share this post

Share

By: Tara Yap

TWO MEMBERS of the Garin political clan filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs) on the last day of the five-day filing period.

Iloilo Vice Governor Oscar “Richard” Garin Jr. filed his COC past 3pm of October 5 as the congressional candidate of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) in the First District.

He is running for the same position that is currently being held by his wife, Iloilo First District Representative Janette Loreto-Garin.

His mother, San Joaquin Mayor Ninfa Serag-Garin, also filed her COC as candidate for the Iloilo Provincial Board in the First District.

The Garins have long been known to file their COCs on the last day.

The other LP bet for a seat representing the First District in the Iloilo Provincial Board is Margarito Clavel.

With the Garins in play, the LP lineup in Iloilo province is complete.

Last October 2, incumbent Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. and his running mate Raul “Boboy” Tupas , former mayor of Barotac Viejo, filed their COCs.

On the same day, LP congressional bets filed their COCs including Pavia Mayor Arcadio Gorriceta for Second District, incumbent Arthur “Toto” Defensor Jr. for Third District, former Governor Niel Tupas Sr. for Fourth District, and incumbent Niel “Junjun” Tupas Jr. for Fifth District.

All of LP’s candidates for the Iloilo Provincial Board have also filed their COCs. These include incumbents June Mondejar and Demetrio “Demy” Sonza for Second District; incumbents Emmanuel “Manny” Gallar and Licurgo “Curging” Tirador for Third District; Rommel Conte and Carmen Rita “Mitch” Monfort-Bautista for Fourth District; and incumbent Nielo Tupas and Tessie Villanueva for Fifth District.

 

Independent candidates

Independent candidates for various elective positions in the province of Iloilo filed their COCs October 5.

They include 1-CARE party list Representative Salvador “Kiting” Cabaluna III, who is running as congressional candidate in the Second District.  He will face incumbent Representative Augusto “Boboy” Syjuco and Pavia Mayor Arcadio Gorriceta.

Porfirio “Perry” Clavel, former regional director of Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board (LTFRB-6), also filed his COC Friday as candidate for the Iloilo Provincial Board in the First District.

Other independent candidates include Serapio Campusao for governor and Domingo Pancrudo for vice governor.

Opinion new Banner
Click image for full view
Why Drilon should accept Syjuco’s challenge to a debate

September 23, 2014 02:35 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.” – Nelson Mandela Read more...

A thousand cuts

September 23, 2014 02:31 AM

By: Juan L. Mercado

“DEATH by a thousand cuts” is an apt phrase to sum up Sunday’s 42nd anniversary of the imposition of martial law. Read more...

Living with a holy man

September 23, 2014 02:25 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

I AM referring to Bishop Alvaro del Portillo (March 11, 1914-March 23, 1994), first successor of St. Josemaria Escriva as head of Opus Dei. He will be beatified in Madrid on September 27. Read more...

Risky drinks and drugs prevention programs in schools

September 23, 2014 02:18 AM

By: Dr. Rex Casiple

HOUSE Bill 4021, if approved into law, will ban the selling of soft drinks, fruit-based drinks, energy drinks and coffee in schools. Schools that will violate the ban may be fined P100,000 for every violation. Read more...

Sabah revisited

September 23, 2014 02:09 AM

By: Jesus "Jess" Dureza

KOTA KINABALU – I haven't been to KK for many years. But I liked what I saw when my Malaysian Airways Flight MH 803 docked on the bay bridge. Read more...

Academia’s isolation

September 23, 2014 02:04 AM

By: Rex Sorza

I COLLECTED several books from the World Conference of Science Journalists in Montreal about a decade ago and my favorite was the Blue Book of the University of Read more...

Negros News New Banner
Sports News New Banner
Business News New Banner
Community Events new Banner
About Us New banner
SM ad
Foreign Exchange New Banner
order Newspaper New Banner
Order newspaper
interval banner
Cebu Pacific for Local