Brothers vs father-son tandem to faceoff in polls

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012


SAN CARLOS CITY -- It will be brothers versus father and son tandem in the 2013 mayoralty and vice mayoralty race here.

Incumbent Mayor Julier Resuello and younger brother Vice Mayor Joseres Resuello is set to be challenged by former mayor Douglas Soriano and son, incumbent Councilor Lester Soriano in the city's top two posts.

The elder Soriano previously challenged the mayoralty position of the Resuello patriarch, Julian Resuello, in 2007. Julian's eldest son Julier was the candidate for vice mayor.

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But several weeks before the election, Julian was gunned down inside the city plaza during a fiesta ball. Julier who replaced his father, and Joseres who substituted his brother in the vice mayoralty went on to win in 2007 and were both re-elected in 2010.

Their line-up, this time, for councilor are incumbent Councilors Vice Vintenilla, Alberto Castro, Orlando Banaag Jr., Mienrado Ynzon Sr., and Emmanuel Paningbatang, former councilors Bido Fermin and Sammy Millora, former city treasurer Arturo Mandapat Jr., Christopher Sison Jr., former barangay captain Gerardo Jarillo.

The Resuello team filed their certificates of candidates (COC) Tuesday morning while the Soriano team filed their COCs last Monday.

"I became fearless when our father was killed in 2007, but vengeance never came into my mind as we don't want bloodshed in our city. Our father was instrumental in improving the peace and order in our city, that was his legacy and we want this to live on," Julier said.

In Dagupan City, no candidate has filed COC yet in the second day of filing.

Incumbent Mayor Benjie Lim of the Nationalista Party is still keeping his cards close to his heart while there is a possibility of another JAB team against Lim's.

JAB stands for Joe, Al and Belen for Jose de Venecia Jr. for congressman of the fourth district, Alipio Fernandez Jr. for mayor and incumbent Vice Mayor Belen Fernandez for re-election.

Meanwhile, Governor Amado Espino Jr., Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Calimlim Jr. and the other candidates for Provincial Board members from the six districts will file their COCs Wednesday.

Espino and his team aligned themselves with the Nationalist People's Coalition.

Meantime, there is no development yet from the Liberal Party as to what positions Alaminos City Mayor Hernani Braganza of the first district and former governor Victor Agbayani of the second district will be seeking. (Sunnex)

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