Misamis Oriental bares set of mayoralty candidates

MISAMIS Oriental Vice Governor Norris Babiera bared on Thursday the Liberal Party’s (LP) candidates for mayor both in the first and second districts of Misamis Oriental for next year’s elections.

The candidates for mayor in the first district are Vice Mayor Rey Buhisan, (Magsaysay); Marie L. Guingona (Gingoog City); Mayor Pacifico T. Pupos Jr. (Medina); May R. Veloso (Talisayan); Danilo S. Espero (Balingoan); Danilo A. Lagbas Jr. (Kinoguitan); Jerome P. Lagbas (Sugbongcogon); Tomas R. Gumahin (Binuanga); Romeo L. Gue (Salay); Manuel S. Pamisa Sr. (Lagonglong); and Mayor Alexis S. Quina (Balingasag).

For the second district, the candidates are Julius B. Pagaspas (Jasaan); Mayor Redentor N. Salvaleon (Claveria); Sergio E. Yap, II (Tagoloan); Maximo B. Seno (Opol); Mayor Alfredo Q. Tan (El Salvador City); Alvin Giovanni A. Labis (Alubijid); Rodolfo O. Buray (Gitagum); Mayor Joecel Q. Tiu (Libertad); Francis R. Balabat (Initao); Ferdinand P. Ubayubay (Naawan) and Roberto M. Lagrosas (Manticao).

Babiera said the names were already submitted to the party’s national headquarters.

Also submitted were the candidates for board members of the Provincial BOard both in the first and second districts.

Babiera is LP’s official gubernatorial candidate and has been authorized by the party to nominate and issue certificates of nomination for all official local candidates.

Sources said Babiera and his line-up are set to file their certificates of candidacy (COC) on Monday, October 1, the first day of the filing set by the Commission on Elections.

The last day of the filing of COCs is October 5. (Annabelle L. Ricalde)