Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and six Love Negros candidates for board member filed their Certificates of Candidacy at the Commission on Elections provincial office in Bacolod City yesterday morning.
“I may have taken a long time deciding on bidding for re-election as your vice governor, but when I do decide on something, I give it all I've got,” said Lacson, 55, who is a member of the Nationalist People's Coalition.
Sixteen candidates for mayor, including eight incumbents, filed their certificates of candidacy at Comelec offices in towns and cities of Negros Occidental yesterday, Provincial Election Supervisor Jessie Suarez said.
In Salvador Benedicto it looks like the mayoral race will be a three-cornered fight with businessman Ramon Lacson throwing his hat in against incumbent Jose Max Ortiz and former mayor Marxlen de la Cruz.
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3-cornered fight for mayor
of Dumaguete imminent
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
From a four-cornered mayoral fight in Dumaguete, it has been trimmed down to a three-way contest after one candidate decided to back out of the race.
To date, it will be Vice Mayor Woodrow Maquiling Sr., former mayor Felipe “Ipe” Antonio Remollo and Dindo Generoso for the mayoralty race in Dumaguete, and a one-on-one between Councilor Franklin Esmena III and Councilor Antonio “Tony” Remollo, who backed out of the mayoralty race to give way to the former mayor, who is his cousin.