Oops! Mel Carreon backs out of Senate race
ALL GUTS, NO GLORY
Iloilo City’s perennial election candidate – and loser – Carmelo “Mel” Carreon has withdrawn his certificate of candidacy for senator. He has instead decided to run for mayor. Will he make it this time?
ILOILO City – Perennial election candidate – and loser – Carmelo “Mel” Carreon has withdrawn his certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator.
Yesterday, he instead filed a COC for mayor in Iloilo City.
“Kon senador ka, mabisa ka sa Senate President, mabisa ka sa Cabinet members, kag mabisa ka sa Malacañang. Pero kon mayor ka, mga foreign kag national leaders ga- courtesy call sa imo,” said Carreon, 73. Carreon filed his COC for senator on Oct. 11 and created quite a stir; he filed an old COC form and was ordered by the Commission on Elections central office to use the new form.
Describing himself as an “unrecognized Ilonggo global celebrity”, Carreon vowed to make Iloilo City just as progressive as the