AKLAN, Philippines – It will be a 4-cornered fight for governor of Aklan for the May 2019 mid-term elections.
Incumbent Aklan governor Florencio Tumbokon Miraflores will run anew under Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) against 3-termer Kalibo mayor William Sucgang Lachica of Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC).
Pablo Dela Cruz Beltran and Felicisimo Yetyet Tanumtanum, Jr will also seek the gubernatorial post next year as independent candidates.
Miraflores is seeking his third and final term for governor. He served as Aklan governor from 1995 to 2004. He was as Aklan congressman from 2004 to 2013. He won the Aklan governorship in 2013, and was reelected in 2016.
Two independent candidates – Axel Villaruel Gonzalez and former Banga mayor Antonio Tumaob Maming will also challenge incumbent Aklan congressman Carlito Samson Marquez in the 1st District.
Marquez filed his COC with NPC. Gonzales, a resident of Linabuan Norte in Kalibo, is joining the political race for the first time.
Maming, who transferred his voter’s registration in Kalibo last year, earlier announced to run for mayor in the capital town of Kalibo.
Former Makato mayor Ramon Salazar Legaspi, Jr of PDP-Laban and independent candidate Ray Amador Torres of Kalibo will challenge incumbent vice governor Reynaldo Mijares Quimpo of the Nacionalista Party.
For the 2nd District, NPC candidate Anita Victoria Ramos-Antonino, daughter of former congressman Godofredo Ramos, will face former congressman Teodorico Tumbokon Haresco, Jr. of Nacionalista Party.
Leovegildo Terencio Mationg of Partido Federal ng Pilipinas also filed his COC and Juan Antero Tumbokon, son of former assemblyman Jose Tumbokon, as independent candidate.
Mationg ran but lost in 2016 election for vice governor against Quimpo. – Rappler.com
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