Bakud Party to field Ace Durano as 5th district congressional bet-A A +A
Friday, September 28, 2012
THE Barug Alang sa Kauswagan og Demokrasya (Bakud) Party of Danao City Vice Mayor Ramon “Nito” Durano III will proclaim all its candidates for the 2013 midterm election at Grand Convention Center today.
Nito said he will run for Danao City mayor against his brother, incumbent Mayor Ramon “Boy” Durano Jr. who became his bitter political foe since 2010.
Rep. Ramon “Red” Durano VI, Nito’s son, who is in his third term as fifth district congressman, will be his running mate as vice mayor against City Administrator Jesus “Don” Durano.
To replace Red is his brother, Joseph Ace Durano, himself a former three-term congressman and Department of Tourism secretary.
Ace reportedly has no clear opponent so far.
Red said Bakud Party has realized his tandem with his father (Nito) is “very winnable” against his two uncles.
Mayor Boy, an undefeated politician, had been mayor of Danao City for 17 years. He was mayor from 1969 to 1986 and became mayor again from 2010 up to the present. He was vice mayor from 2001 to 2010.
Don, on the other hand, is the second longest serving mayor of Danao City from 1988 to 2001 or 11 years.
Nito said Board Member Jude Durano Sybico will seek re-election, while Miguel Antonio Magpale, who assumed as board member last Wednesday, will run for the same position under Bakud.
Nito said those who are running for re-election are City Councilors Jorge John Cane, Cynthia Duterte, Carmen Remedios “Ivy” Duramo Meca, Alejandro Lawas, Jose Thadeus Roble Jr., Juvelina Enriquez and Roland Reyes.
The three new candidates to complete the 10 slots are Jade Almendras of the Almendras clan, former city councilor Diego Yango and Celso Meca, former public school teacher and brother of the late city councilor Jesus Lazaro Meca, who died in office this year.
Nito said they will all file their certificates of candidacy on Oct. 5 after a Holy Mass at 10 a.m.
However, Ace, Sybico, Miguel Antonio Magpale and Vice Governor Agnes Magpale will file their certificates of candidacy at the Commission on Elections Provincial Office in the Cebu Provincial Capitol compound at 8 a.m. on Oct. 5 so they can attend the Holy Mass in Danao City.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 28, 2012.