Lawmaker leads Lakas-CMD bets in filing candidacy-A A +A
Friday, October 5, 2012
LEYTE first district Representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez went personally to Sta. Fe, San Miguel and Palo to show support to candidates for mayor, vice mayor, and councilors who are running under Lakas-CMD.
Romualdez first went to Sta. Fe to raise the hands of incumbent Vice Mayor Oscar Monteza, who is running for mayor; and incumbent Mayor Melchor Quemado, who will run as vice mayor.
Completing the slate are Edgar Salceda, Eli Petilona, Marilyn Lantajo, Castor Engracial, Toto Jamora, Agnes Chuca, Bulaw Toreros, and Bong Echaque for councilor.
Romualdez proceeded to San Miguel to accompany incumbent Mayor Prospero Brazil and incumbent Vice Mayor Richard Len Lapidario, who both seek reelection, in filing their certificates of candidacy (COC) at the municipal Comelec office.
Running for councilors in San Miguel under Lakas are Protacio Brazil, Ruben Agner, Margarito Asis, Nona Gesma, Marissa Costa, Clarissa Laboga, Timoteo Mendiola, and Charlie Guy.
Last stop for Romualdez was the town of Palo, where he endorsed the candidacy for mayor of former mayor Teddy Sevilla and Raul Ilagan as vice mayor.
This will be a return bout between Sevilla and incumbent Palo Mayor Remedios Petilla.
Accompanying Sevilla and Ilagan in filing their COCs for councilor are Jun Estoya, Monching Montejo, Mabel Sevilla, Frank Acedillo, Raul Cayaco, Nonie Luna del Pilar, Antonino Hermit, and Rowe Budlong.
Romualdez enjoined the people of the first district of Leyte to throw their support to their candidates as he sees more infrastructure projects that would be implemented in the last three years of his incumbency as congressman of the first district.
“I’m proud to say that in my six years as Leyte’s representative, so much had been accomplished to benefit the people of the congressional district,” Romualdez said.
Romualdez said that practically, all the barangays within his district had benefited from their projects like roads and bridges, and he hope to continue this in his last term as congressman. (Leyte Samar Daily Express)