Grupo Progreso presents slate-A A +A
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
THE Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) - Grupo Progreso presented its slate Tuesday as they filed their certificates of candidacy (COC) before the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Congressional candidate Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, mayoralty candidate Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson, and vice mayoralty candidate Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) director Greg Gasataya led the group of incumbents, returnees, and neophyte candidates.
Their candidates for councilor include incumbent Councilors Em Legaspi-Ang, Caesar Distrito, Carlos Jose Lopez, Mona Dia Jardin, Roberto Rojas, Alex Paglumotan, former Central Negros Electric Cooperative’s (Ceneco) president Ed Guillem, Chito Jalandoni, Bart Orola, Migz Estrella, Chito Jalandoni, Andy Leonardia, and youth leader Israel Salanga.
Andy Leonardia is the older brother of Mayor Evelio Leonardia while Bart Orola is the younger brother of former Bacolod Rep. John Orola.
Chito Jalandoni, Salanga, and Andy Leonardia are neophytes in politics.
Distrito, Estrella and Lopez filed their COC’s as members of the Nacionalista Party
The Grupo Progreso candidates, in red shirts, marched from the San Sebastian Cathedral to the Comelec office together with their family, friends, barangay leaders, and supporters. (Carla N. Canet)
Meanwhile, former vice mayor Renecito Novero will file his COC as an independent candidate for vice mayor on Friday together with four incumbent councilors and two businessmen.
Joining Novero on Friday are Councilors El Cid Familiaran, Archie Baribar, Sonya Verdeflor and Elmer Sy and businessmen Bobby Coscolluela and Rocky Lizares, who are running for councilors as independent candidates.(CNC)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 03, 2012.