Mayors and political leaders from various parts of Negros Occidental joined Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., his runningmate Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer (Neg. Occ., 4 th District) and the rest of their team in filing their Certificates of Candidacy at the provincial Commission on Elections office in Bacolod City yesterday afternoon.
Marañon and Ferrer, in a joint statement, said their slate can aptly be called the “United Negros First “ team as it is composed of the United Negros Alliance (Unega), Liberal Party, National Unity Party and Nationalist People's Coalition leaders.
Candidates of the Nationalist Peoples Coalition-Grupo Progreso and the MKK Partido Bacolod filed their certificates of candidacy yesterday at the Bacolod Commission on Elections Office escorted by thousands of their supporters.
The MKK Partido Bacolod team led by Mayor Monico Puentevella filed their COCs in the morning after a mass at the San Sebastian Cathedral, while the NPC-Grupo Progreso led by Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia filed theirs in the afternoon, also after a mass at 2 p.m.
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Degamo, Arnaiz in race
for guv, lead CoC filers
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
Incumbent Gov. Roel Degamo and Rep. George Arnaiz (Neg. Or., 2 nd District) led their partymates in the filing of certificates of candidacy yesterday for their election bids in 2016.
Degamo, running under the Nationalist Unity Party/Partido NegOrense, and Arnaiz of the Nationalist People's Coalition but in an alliance with the Liberal Party, will be pitted against each other in the gubernatorial race next year. So far, they are the only ones who have filed their CoCs for governor.