It's Rosento vs Lim in 2019 in El Nido
It will be a one- on- one all- women fight in next year’s election in El Nido town between incumbent Mayor Nieves Rosento and former mayor Edna GacotLim. Reelectionist Rosento filed her certificate of candidacy on October 15 while Lim filed on October 16. Rosento told Palawan News that her campaign for reelection will focus on environment protection, provision of housing projects, and livelihood enhancement. “Lahat naman ng mga ginagawa natin sa bayan lalong- lalo na ang pagpapatupad ng batas kalikasan ay may kaakibat na shared responsibility kung saan kailangan nating pantayan ano man ang ibinibigay sa atin ng kalikasan, kaya may kaunting sakripisyo tayong ginagawa ngayon upang ating maisakatuparan ang magandang kinabukasan ng ating bayan,” Rosento said Lim who served two consecutive terms as mayor, said her return to politics under the Partidong Pagbabago ng Palawan ( PPP) is upon the urging of her townmates. “It was a last minute decision I made because my family really doesn’t like me to be in politics again,” Lim said. She said her candidacy is anchored on the agenda of reviving the development of the El Nido tourism industry which has become unstable. Lim’s running mate is incumbent Councilor Luningning Batoy, while Rosento is in tandem with incumbent Vice Mayor Leonor Corral under the Nationalist Peoples Coalition ( NPC).