Six of Cavite’s eight representatives are on their final term, and will be running for mayor of cities and municipalities within their respective districts in the 2022 elections.
All (except Loyola) reaching their term limit as representative, the following are running for mayor:
- 1st District Representative Francis Gerald “Boy Blue” Abaya, for mayor of Kawit against his second cousin, reelectionist Angelo Aguinaldo.
- 2nd District Representative Strike Revilla, for mayor of Bacoor, which compromises the entire district. He used to be mayor of the city.
- 3rd District Representative Alex “AA” Advincula, for mayor of Imus, which compromises the entire district. He used to be top councilor of the city.
- 5th District Representative Dahlia Loyola, for mayor of Carmona. She used to be mayor of the municipality.
- 6th District Representative Luis “Jon Jon” Ferrer IV, for mayor of General Trias, which compromises the entire district.
- 8th District Representative Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, for mayor of Tagaytay. He used to be mayor of the city.
Meanwhile, four congressional candidates are running unopposed:
- Imus Councilor Adrian Jay Advincula, for 3rd District congressman, seeking to swap posts with his father (see list above).
- Carmona Mayor Roy Loyola, for 5th District congressman, seeking to swap posts with his wife (see list above). He used to the district’s representative.
- General Trias City Mayor Antonio Ferrer, for 6th District congressman, seeking to swap posts with his brother (see list above).
- Reelectionist 7th District Representative Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla.
Four veteran politicians running for district representative are being challenged by independents:
- Bacoor City Mayor Lani Revilla, seeking the 1st District seat versus Jose Herminio Japson. Revilla, who used to be congresswoman, seeks to swap posts again with her brother in law (see earlier list).
- Reelectionist 4th District Representative Elpidio Barzaga, being challenged by Osmundo Catupad.
- Tagaytay City Mayor Agnes Tolentino has a challenger in Allan Par in the 8th District. She seeks to swap posts with her husband (see earlier list)
So far, a heated race is expected in the 1st District, where Paul Abaya, younger brother of outgoing congressman Boy Blue, will go head-to-head with outgoing Vice Governor Jolo Revilla.
Cavite has 7 cities and 16 municipalities, grouped into 8 congressional districts. It had 2,148,899 registered voters in 2019.
– with Rappler Research Team/Rappler.com