2 bets claim PDP-Laban mantle
Two mayoral candidates in Baguio City have been quarreling over recognition as official nominee of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban). Labio Calingayan, a watchman of Loacan-Apugan village in Baguio, said he was the rightful PDP-Laban candidate and not Vice Mayor Edison Bilog, who is also running under the administration party. Calingayan, who completed an education degree, got a certificate of nomination and acceptance signed by Abbin Dalhani, national executive vice president of a PDP-Laban faction led by Rogelio Bicbic Garcia. Garcia claimed he replaced Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III as party president during an assembly in June. Pimentel signed Bilog’s Cona.