Mahinog, Camigun, 28 Nov. 2009 – AVOIDING the deadline rush, incumbent local officials and other candidates for different positions under the administration’s Lakas-Kampi-CMD party have filed today their certificates of candidacy (CoC) before the local office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the May 10, 2010 elections.
Re-electionist Mayor Alex R. Jajalla and Vice Mayor Rogerio C. Acle together with their complete slate personally submitted their certificates of candidacy at the local Comelec office here.
Also filing their CoC with Jajalla and Acle are re-electionist Councilors Rey Lawrence K. Tan, Valentin F. Babanto, Jonard B. Labadan, Kaiser A. Abao, Manolo V. Tabamo, Liberato E. Babanto, former councilor Merlito G. Abao and neophyte Erlindo G. Bequilla, for the position of municipal councilor.
They arrived at the municipal hall by past 12 noon after joining a convoy of vehicles carrying candidates and political supporters parading around the province for a unity tour and mass filing of certificate of candidacy led by re-electionist Congressman Pedro P. Romualdo and Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo together with all administration bets from the province and five municipalities.
As of press time, aside from the administration bets, only one candidate so far, in the person of Virgilio P. Dy, Jr. from Poblacion filed his certificate of candidacy at around 8:30 a.m. for the position of municipal councilor. He registered himself as independent candidate.
Candidates will have until 12 midnight Tuesday to file their certificates of candidacy.
The official campaign period for national positions will be from February 9 to May 8, while the campaign period for local positions will be from March 26 to May 8.
In a statement, Mayor Alex Jajalla said he was overwhelmed by the show of unity of the Lakas-Kampi-CMD in the province, saying this is the key factor that will drive overwhelming victory for the ruling party and continuity of development in the entire province. (Homer R. Jajalla - Mahinog IO)