La Trinidad mayorship a three-way fight-A A +A
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet –- It is a three-way fight for mayor in the Valley.
Incumbent Mayor Greg Abalos is facing three term mayor Edna Tabanda in the fight for top executive with Nestor Fongwan Jr. also gunning for the Valley executive post.
Abalos leads the Liberal Party (LP) with Fongwan standing for the National Unity Party (NUP) and Tabanda representing the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) for the race for mayor.
Vice Mayor Romeo Salda, meanwhile, stands unopposed for the seat, as he bids for reelection in 2013.
For the local council seats, there are 31 hopefuls in the official list of the Commission on Election (Comelec) with the NUP and LP’s eight bets each and UNA’s seven bets, the rest have opted to run as independent candidates.
Third term councilors, Jim Botiwey and ABC president Robert Namoro are both gunning for a seat in the Provincial Board while the entire legislative body is eyeing a re-election.
The local council is about to end a long drawn out 90-day suspension imposed by Judge Danilo Camacho over a the declaration of journalist Jimmy Laking as “personan non grata” for his alleged biased reporting at the more than 50-year old Baguio Midland Courier.
The suspension was divided into batches so as not to cripple the Valley council.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 17, 2012.