Timpuyog bets file COCs today-A A +A
By JM Agreda
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
WITH a line up composed mostly of incumbent officials from congressman to councilors, members of the Timpuyog ti Baguio, led by Representative Bernardo Vergara, Mayor Mauricio Domogan, and Vice Mayor Daniel Fariñas, said there is no stopping the coalition from dominating the May 2013 elections.
Timpuyog finalized its slate last week as opposition parties are still scrambling to put together a solid team to pit against the ruling coalition.
Domogan, in an earlier interview, claimed their candidates are tried and tested leaders with performance and track records to beat.
Timpuyog will start filing their Certificates of Candidacy with a mass at Sunshine Park at 7:30 a.m. to be followed by a march to the Comelec-Baguio.
Incumbent Councilors Betty Lourdes Tabanda, Philian Weygan-Allan, Joel Alangsab, Elmer Datuin, and Fred Bagbagen lead the lineup.
Former Councilors Elaine Sembrano, Federico Mandapat and Edilberto Tenefrancia are also back in the running.
Other former city and government officials complete the councilors roster composed of former police colonel Robert Ortega, former village chief Mabini Maskay and lawyer Ronald Perez, who was secretary to former mayor Peter Rey Bautista.
Congressional-aspirant Councilor Nicasio Aliping filed their Certificates of Candidacy Monday morning as an independent candidate after failing to receive a certification from his party PDP-Laban.
Aliping was joined by his party mates Engr. Rizalino Banta, Emmanuel Carrantes and Evelyn Balisong all aiming for a seat at the City Council.
Liberal Party candidates in the city are still finalizing their lineup with incumbent councilors Isabelo Cosalan and Edison Bilog while Councilor Peter Fianza is reportedly running either as an independent candidate or joining Aliping’s slate. Councilor Richard Cariño will run under the Nacionalista party together with former Councilor Antonio Tony Boy Tabora.
The Baguio LP slate will reportedly file their COCs on the last day of filing on Friday.
Former mayor Ramon Labo is also aiming for a comeback as the city’s chief executive while businessman Mark Go is reportedly running for congressman.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 03, 2012.