CANDIDATES Elmer Sy, Caesar Distrito, Renecito Novero, Israel Salanga, El Cid Familiaran, Marlon Solidum, Rep. Evelio Leonardia, Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya, Cindy Rojas, Em Ang, and Ricardo Tan (l-r)* ( Andy Alvarez photo )

Bing going for mayor,
Greg for congressman

Bacolod Rep. Evelio “Bing” Leonardia of the Nationalist People's Coalition-Grupo Progreso yesterday declared his plan to run for mayor of Bacolod in the May 2016 elections.

Leonardia made the announcement at the Manokan Country at the Bacolod Reclamation Area in the presence of his wife, Elsa, partymates and many of their supporters that included 25 barangay captains who all came in red shirts.

Vice Greg Gasataya is expected to announce his bid for congress under the NPC-Grupo Progreso ticket today. Councilor El Cid Familiaran is running as vice mayor of Leonardia.moremoremore

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Magsie makes comeback


Two candidates for congress, eight for mayor and four for vice mayor filed their certificates of candidacy in Negros Occidental yesterday.

At the Negros Occidental provincial Comelec office Rep. Mercedes Alvarez (Neg. Occ., 6 th District), was the first to file a COC at 9:33 a.m., Provincial Elections Supervisor Jessie Suarez said.

Alvarez, of the Love Negros team, is seeking reelection for a third term under the Nationalist People's Coalition..moremoremore


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First day of COC filing in
Neg. Or. uneventful

The first day of the filing of certificates of candidacy by aspirants in the 2016 polls was uneventful, the Commission on Elections in the province said yesterday.

Provincial Election Supervisor, Eddie Aba, said it is a natural occurrence that only a handful of political wannabes show up on the first day of the filing of COCs as many tend to wait until the last day or even the last hour to submit their documents.

The reasons vary, from having to complete their political party lineups, last minute negotiations with other politicians or political parties, and even the completion of the Comelec requirements, Aba said. moremoremore