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May 2013 Elections: Candidates for Cebu City posts

25 Feb
Official seal of City of Cebu

Official seal of City of Cebu (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The elections are just 77 days away and many people do not know yet who are the official candidates for the local posts in Cebu City. Here is a list of candidates running for elective posts in the city in this coming elections:

MEMBER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES – CEBU CITY

FIRST DISTRICT

  1. DEL MAR, RAUL (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  2. DORONIO, JUNEX
    (INDEPENDENT)
  3. MAAMO, MARLO
    (INDEPENDENT)
  4. MAÑALAC, VIC
    (INDEPENDENT)
  5. NAVARRO, DON
    (INDEPENDENT)
  6. RAMA, ANNABELLE (UNA)
    (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  7. VILLARIN, FLORENCIO
    (INDEPENDENT)

SECOND DISTRICT

  1. ABELLANOSA, BEBOT (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  2. BATUHAN, ARISTOTLE (UNA)
    (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)

MAYOR – CEBU CITY

  1. OSMEÑA, TOMAS (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  2. RAMA, MIKE (UNA)
    (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)

VICE-MAYOR – CEBU CITY

  1. LABELLA, EDGAR (UNA)
    (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  2. YOUNG, JOY (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)

COUNCILOR – CEBU CITY

FIRST DISTRICT

  1. ALCOVER, JONG-JONG (UNA)
    (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  2. ANDALES, BEBS (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  3. ARCHIVAL, NESTOR (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  4. ARCILLA, ALVIN (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  5. CABRERA, NIDA (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  6. DE LOS SANTOS, MARY ANN (UNA)
    (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  7. DIZON, ALVIN (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  8. GUARDO, JERRY (UNA)
    (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  9. JAGMOC, EDWIN (UNA)
    (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  10. JAKOSALEM, JACK (UNA)
    (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  11. JAPSON, LEA (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  12. KINTANAR, BOOBI (UNA)
    (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  13. RALOTA, KAEL (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  14. RUPINTA, IMOK (UNA)
    (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  15. SANCHEZ, YODY (UNA)
    (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  16. WENCESLAO, NOEL ELEUTERIO (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)

SECOND DISTRICT

  1. ABELLA, AHA-HANZ (UNA)
    (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  2. AMORES, NAIDA (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  3. ATUPAN, SAMUEL
    (INDEPENDENT)
  4. CABARRUBIAS, ROBERTO (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  5. CARILLO, GERRY (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  6. CUENCO, JAMES (UNA)
    (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  7. DIOLA, RADDY (UNA)
    (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  8. FERNANDEZ, COPING (UNA)
    (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  9. GABUYA, JUN (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  10. IGNACIO-SOON, LOTLOT (UNA)
    (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  11. LEYSON, GABBY (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  12. LIM, ALTEA (UNA)
    (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  13. OSMEÑA, MARGOT (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  14. OSMEÑA, RICHIE (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  15. PE, JUNPE (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  16. PEREDO, FEDERICO (PMM)
    (PARTIDO NG MANGGAGAWA AT MAGSASAKA)
  17. TUMULAK, DAVE (UNA)
    (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  18. YLAYA, INDAY-TIKAY (UNA)
    (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)

Both the ruling Liberal Party and opposition United Nationalist Alliance carry a full slate for May 2013 elections.  Will the Bando Osmena Pundok Kausawagan (BOPK) magic still rule the city?  For the last few elections, former Mayor Tomas Osmena has led his party to a clean sweep.  Incumbent mayor Mike Rama will try to break the winning streak of BOPK.  It is ironic to see that Rama being a long-time BOPK stalwart is now leading the campaign against his kingmaker in the 2010 elections. The 2013 elections in Cebu City will probably be one of the most heated and widely covered in the country.  It would be very important for voters to start making their lists on who to vote for.

There will also be interesting election battles for congressional spots.  Long-time Cebu City North District Congressman Raul del Mar will come out from his 3-year hiatus to face the very emotional and popular Cebuana talent manager Annabelle Rama.  Del Mar is allied with Noy-noy Aquino’s Liberal Party while Rama is with her cousin’s line-up in UNA.  There will be clear contrast in campaign styles as del Mar is known for low-key approach while Rama is expected to bring stars from Manila to help her woo the Cebuano voters. For the South district, there will definitely be a first-time congressman as former councilor Bebot Abellanosa faces off with Atty. Aristotle Batuhan.

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One Response to “May 2013 Elections: Candidates for Cebu City posts”

  1. joe magpatoc March 18, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    I live now in California USA. I am a registered voter of Cebu City south district, Philippines. I have not been involved in any political movements, except casting my votes in all previous elections. I had lived in Cebu City for almost 30 years before moving to the US. I have have seen how Tommy, in his capacity as Chief Executive for several terms, along with the Hon. Congressmen from north and south districts Raul Del Mar and Tony Cuenco respectively and with the best councilors during their terms, transformed the City of Cebu to become a business hub, creating job opportunities and serving the public, through their leadership. All the Bando Osmena bets, in my opinion, from congressmen to mayor, vice mayor and councilors deserves to lead and serve Cebu City residence again and bring the City back to its glorious and prosperous years. SRP, as a pet project of Mayor Tom is born as a magnificent City within the City of Cebu. Every Cebuano, like I do, should be proud of it. Mabuhay Cebu and Philippines!

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