3 LP bets in Capiz unopposed

October 8, 2012 9:09 pm 

ROXAS CITY, Oct. 8 — Three candidates of Liberal Party (LP) in Capiz province are running unopposed as the other parties failed to field their own bets during the filing of certificates of candidacy at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) last week.

LP bets who have no opponents are Vice Governor Esteban “Nonoy” Contreras, Dumarao Mayor Leslie Warren “Beboy” Benjamin and Maayon Vice Mayor Weldie “Tambol” Apolinario.

Contreras and Apolinario will be second termers while Benjamin will be serving his last term.

It was learned that the opposition led by former 2nd district congressman Fredenil Castro, who is now running for the same position, run under the National Unity Party (NUP) while gubernatorial candidate Joel Longares is running under the ticket of United Nationalists Alliance (UNA).

Castro is facing Sigma Mayor Maria Andaya (LP) while Longares will oppose the last termer incumbent Governor Victor Tanco, Sr. also of LP.

Meanwhile, there is a three-cornered fight in the 1st district congressional race after Diosdado Tinsay and Zinon Amoroso, both independent candidates, filed their COCs to oppose incumbent 1st District Rep. Antonio del Rosario of the ruling LP.

The city vice mayoral race is also three-cornered fight among incumbent Vice Mayor Ronnie Dadivas of LP and Isagani Acat and Dr. Jose “Piping” Barrio, both independent.

Former City Mayor Vicente Bermejo is again challenging again incumbent City Mayor Angel Alan Celino of LP.

Celino, who was a challenger during the 2010 election, defeated Bermejo with only over 600 margin votes.

Meanwhile, the opposition has only three bets for board members in the 1st district, namely former board members Jose “Toto” Escolin and Atty. Totong Distura and village chief Randee Albar of Lawaan, Roxas City. (PNA)



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