One congressman, 7 mayors, 8 councilors running unopposed

October 25, 2015 at 10:20 pm Leave a comment


By Yolanda Sotelo

DAGUPAN CITY – The election is virtually over for a congressional candidate, seven mayors, three vice mayors and eight councilors in Pangasinan as they are all running unopposed.
The pack, all incumbent, is led by second congressional Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil who is gunning for his third term.
He would not have been unopposed had another candidate from Lingayen not late in arriving at the Commission on Elections provincial office on Friday, the last day of filing.
It is a walk in the park for seven unopposed mayors are Ramon Guico III of Binalonan; Silverio Alarcio of Laoac, Alain Jerico Perez of San Manuel; Teodoro Ramos of Sta. Maria; Timoteo Villar III of Sto. Tomas: Roberto Arcinue of Sual; and Amado Gregorio Perez IV of Urdaneta City.
The unopposed vice mayors are Wilfredo Pescador of Santo Tomas; Dionisio Caburao Jr. of Sual and Jesus Franco Jr. of Villasis.
Just like in the past elections, there is only one ticket of local candidates from mayor to councilor. The councilors who are already shoo-in for the next term are Tomas Castanaga Jr., Alfredo Eleccion, Dominador Lardizabal, Benjamin Oculto, Benito Ordono, Ely Ramos, Vengco Estefania and Leonora Zarasate.
Among the six congressional districts in the province, the fourth district is the most contested with seven candidates.

Incumbent Rep. Georgina de Venecia, wife of five-time Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr., is being challenged by seven candidates who are new in the political circle. They are Angel Bautista, Catherine Blanco, Arvin de Guzman, Ronaldo Ebreo, Reggie Generalao, and Marion Operana.
Its one on one race in the sixth district between incumbent Rep. Marlyn Primicias-Agabas and Rodolfo Custodio.
In the first district, Rep. Jesus Celeste has two challengers – former police officer and former administrator of Alaminos City Wilmer Panabang; and one Paul Tucay.
Rosemarie Arenas of the third district has two opponents who are both former congressmen of the district – Eric Acuna and Generoso Tulagan.
Former friends and political allies Governor Amado Espino Jr. and fifth district Rep. Kimi Cojuangco are slugging out for the seat. But a third candidate, Sison Vice Mayor Bensaulosacheus Lapira likewise joined the contest

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