35 bets file COCS in Ba­colod

Sun Star Bacolod - - Top Stories - BY MERLINDA A. PE­DROSA

TO­TAL of 35 can­di­dates in Ba­colod City have filed their cer­tifi­cates of can­di­dacy (COC) from Oc- to­ber 11 to 17 at the lo­cal Com­mis­sion on Elec­tions (Com­elec) of­fice.

City Elec­tion Reg­is­trar Atty. Mavil Ma­jaru­con-sia said yes­ter­day three can­di­dates for con­gress­man filed their COCS - in­cum­bent Con­gress­man Greg Gasa­taya of Grupo Pro­greso (GP), for­mer Ba­colod City mayor Mon­ico Puentevell­a of Asenso para sa Buas­damlag sang Ba­colod non­mag­bin­uli­gay Kita sa

Kauswa­gan (ABB-MKK), and Dr. Jan Kevin Moises, an in­de­pen­dent can­di­date.

Also, three can­di­dates filed their COCS for mayor which in­clude in­cum­bent Mayor Eve­lio Leonar­dia of GP, for­mer coun­cilor Jo­celle Bat­apa-sigue of ABB-MKK, and me­dia­man Ray Car­mona, an in­de­pen­dent can­di­date.

For vice mayor, there were two can­di­dates in­clud­ing in­cum­bent Vice Mayor El Cid Fa­mil­iaran of GP, and for­mer vice mayor Jude Thad­deus Sayson of ABB-MKK.

For coun­cilor, there were 27 can­di­dates in­clude the GP’S slate in­cum­bent Coun­cilors Dindo Ramos, Cindy Ro­jas, Renecito Novero, Bar­tolome Orola, Ana Marie Palermo and Elmer Sy; Sim­ple Distrito, Mar­lon Solidum, Is­rael Salanga, for­mer coun­cilors Jose Car­los Lopez, Al Vic­tor Espino and Archie Baribar.

The ABB-MKK’S slate in­clude in­cum­bent Coun­cilors Wil­son Gam­boa Jr. and Clau­dio Puentevell­a, for­mer coun­cilor Homer Bais, Ed­win Bala­ja­dia, Butch Ebreo, me­dia­man Rom­mel Jamero, Bern­abe Sibug, Rico Vil­la­fuerte, vil­lage chieftain of Barangay 40 Elmer Vil­lanueva, Barangay Sum-ag Sang­gu­ni­ang Ka­bataan chair­man Ja­son Vil­larosa, and Bobby Mon­telibano; and an in­de­pen­dent can­di­dates for­mer coun­cilor Celia Flor, Paulo Lac­son, Wil­fredo David, and Al­lan Ar­royo.

Ma­jaru­con-sia said on the last day of fil­ing yes­ter­day, only Flor and Lac­son filed their COCS.

She said they will sub­mit the COCS to the Com­elec law de­part­ment to eval­u­ate and de­ter­mine if the can­di­dates have dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion cases, among oth­ers.

“The list of cer­ti­fied can­di­dates will re­ally come from the law de­part­ment,” she added.

In the 2016 elec­tions, there were also 27 can­di­dates for coun­cilors un­like in 2010, wherein 40 to 50 ran for coun­cilor.*

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