Pangasinan candidates ‘all in the family’

December 11, 2009 at 5:49 pm Leave a comment


By Yolanda Z. Sotelo

DAGUPAN CITY – It’s all in the family among candidates in Pangasinan where husband and wives, brothers and sisters and cousins are running for different elective positions in 2010.

Reelectionist Governor Amado Espino Jr.’s son Amado Espino III, mayor of Bautista, is running unopposed for the same position, while the governor’s brother Jose Espino, I running unopposed as vice mayor.

In the first district, former Bolinao Mayor Jesus Celeste is running as district representative vacated by his brother Arturo who is gunning for mayoralty seat of Alaminos City . Their other brothers, Alfonso, is a reelectionist for mayor of Bolinao, and George is for councilor.

Provincial Board Member Alicia Pulido is running as Anda Mayor, a position held by her husband Nestor who is no longer seeking elective position. Their daughter Makibaka is running as congressman of the first district.

Former Governor Victor Agbayani, now congressman of second district, wants to recapture his seat as governor and is fielding his wife Jamie for congressman. His brother Luis is running as mayor of Sual.

Vice gubernatorial candidate Ferdinand Calimlim who is mayor of Mapandan, has her uncle Maximo running for his post while his aunt Asuncion is for vice mayor.

Father and son tandem are seen in Calasiao with Mayor Roy Macanlalay running as vice mayor of his son Councilor Mark Roy who is running for mayor.

Husband and wife Mojamito Libunao, mayor of San Fabian, is running as board member while his wife Irene is for town mayor.

In San Manuel, Mayor Salvador Perez is the vice mayoralty candidate of hisson Alain Jerico while another son is running as councilor.

Brothers Julier and Joseres Resuello, mayor and vice mayor of San Carlos City , are running for same positions.

Rosales Mayor Ricardo Revita is a reelectionist while his wife Patricia is for mayor of nearby town Balungao.

At least four mayors and four vice mayors are unopposed. Aside from Espino III of Bautista, the unopposed mayors are Sto. Tomas Mayor Vivien Villar. Bugallon Mayor Ricardo Orduna, and Mapandan Mayor Maximo Calimlim.

The unopposed vice mayors are Bernabe de Vera (Bugallon), Asuncion Calimlim (Mapandan), Dick Villar (Sto. Tomas) and Elias Quisay (Bolinao).

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