LP Bacolod nominates five bets for councilors-A A +A
Saturday, September 22, 2012
THE Liberal Party in Bacolod City has submitted Friday the names of five candidates for councilor to be given official nomination by the party.
LP-District chairman Frank Carbon, in an interview over ABS-CBN on Friday, said the list includes his name and that of Andy Hagad, former councilors Anna Marie Palermo, Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, and Edwin Balajadia of the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement-Negros.
The list, however, does not include the names of the four incumbent councilors who were sworn in as LP members, namely Archie Baribar, Sonya Verdeflor, El Cid Familiaran, and Elmer Sy.
Baribar said it does not mean that, if they are not running under the LP, they will not be joining the slate of mayoralty candidate Monico Puentevella.
He said they can still run as independent candidates and campaign separately.
They were also invited by Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson to run under their party but have not accepted the invitation yet, Baribar added.
Carbon said they have extended the deadline until September 30 to give the four incumbent councilors a time to reconsider their decision.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 22, 2012.