UNA provincial bets file certificates of candidacy

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Monday, October 1, 2012


TRUE to its acronym, the provincial candidates of United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) were first or “una” to file their certificates of candidacy (COC).

Recorded as the number one candidate in the logbook of the Iloilo provincial office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is reelectionist Representative Augusto Syjuco (2nd district).

Syjuco is followed by fourth district Representative Ferj Biron for governor.

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The rest of the UNA candidates are Rolex Suplico for vice governor, Jesus Sibya and Espelita Carreon as first district board members, Ramon Sullano as second district board member, Norlene Losbanes and Theresa Malones as third district board members, Shalene Hidalgo and Rosario “Trixie” Fernandez as fourth district board members, and Jesus Salcedo as fifth district board member.

Also with the UNA team is Hernan Biron Jr., as fourth district representative, leaving only the first, third and fifth congressional districts with no UNA bets as of yet.

Meantime, early birds in Iloilo City saw the candidacies of “independents” led by perennial candidate Carmelo Carreon.

Running for the City Council, Carreon is officially the number one in the city’s logbook of candidates with his COC accepted exactly 8 a.m.

Fellow candidate Alan Zaldivar was seen milling outside the City Comelec office as early as 7:30 a.m. yet the very second the office opened, Carreon beat him to the reception table.

The two were later joined by another independent bet for City Councilor, incumbent Barangay Captain Rafael Palmares. (Florence F. Hibionada)

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