Party-list representative files certificates of candidacy-A A +A
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
TACLOBAN CITY – Outgoing An Waray party-list Representative Florencio “Bem” Noel is set to file today his certificate of candidacy (COC) as a mayoralty candidate at the city office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Noel, who wanted to continue serving the Taclobanon, would challenge the second termer Mayor Alfred Romualdez.
An Waray party-list, is a democratic multi-sectoral party-list organization that envisions a just, progressive and peaceful Filipino society characterized by its principles that include sense of community, peace, progress through the adoption of a community-based and peace oriented development agenda.
In an interview, Noel said that before the filing of his COC, a sponsored mass will be conducted at the Sto. Niño Church.
“Right after the mass, the whole slate would directly proceed to the city Comelec office to file our COCs,” he added.
Noel, however, explained that though the whole slate members would go together in going to the Comelec today, still they would not file on same date.
“We will all be there to show our full support to every member of the entire slate. But we respect the decision of my party-mates as to when they will file their COCs. What is good for me might not be good on the belief of my other party mates,” Noel said.
“We will file quietly, but those who are willing to go with us are always welcome,” he added.
As of the moment, the Express still awaits on the pronouncement of the complete line-up of Noel’s party, other than the present opposition council members that include Vice Mayor Arvin Antoni, Councilors Jerry Uy and, Neil Glova.
Meanwhile, Antoni, Noel’s running mate, in a separate interview said that the upcoming May 2013 election is considered as the first time in the history of Tacloban, where politically known families in the city joined together to support the bid of an oppositionist.
“These politically known families, who show their support to Noel, all wanted to change the leadership of the present administration,” Antoni said.
Moreover, Glova said that the aspiring councilors of Noel’s party could help in addressing all the necessary needs of the different sectors of the society.
“All of us on the line-up correspond to the blueprint, which the party plans to implement, that would be of good for the welfare of the entire Taclobanon,” Glova said.
Meanwhile, Noel’s line-up is composed of candidates representing the business, women and youth sector, health, urban poor and other important sectors in the community that needs imperative attention. (Leyte Samar Daily Express)