The Commission on Elections in Negros Oriental said 1,179 candidates for barangay captain and 10,503 for kagawad, or barangay council, have filed their certificates of candidacy for the October 28 elections.
In the Comelec records released yesterday, Dumaguete City, that has 30 barangays, has 62 candidates for barangay captain and 661 for kagawad.
In the first district, the number of those who filed for the positions of barangay captains and kagawads are as follows: Canlaon City, 21 and 212; Vallehermoso, 26 and 244; Guihulngan City, 69 and 634; La Libertad, 59 and 484; Jimalalud, 48 and 399; Tayasan, 62 and 492; Ayungon, 41 and 349; Bindoy 52 and 422 and Manjuyod, 59 and 487.
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