2022 PH local races

Cutie del Mar runs for Cebu City congressional seat left by father

Ryan Macasero
Cutie del Mar runs for Cebu City congressional seat left by father

CEBU CITY REPRESENTATIVE. Cutie del Mar seeks a return to Congress

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Rachel 'Cutie' del Mar previously served in Congress from 2010 to 2013


Rachel “Cutie” del Mar, 55, filed her certificate of candidacy for the 1st District (North District) of Cebu City on Tuesday, October 5.

This seat was left vacant by her late father Raul del Mar, who died in November 2020. House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco is currently the caretaker of the district.

Cutie has the endorsement of local party Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK), founded by former mayor Tomas Osmeña.

Cutie previously served one term in Congress from 2010 to 2013. Her father served a total of 9 terms as congressman since 1986 and was still attending sessions days prior to his death.

The younger del Mar was a former member of the Cultural Center of the Philippines board of directors and was also a board member of the Movie Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).

So far, only actor Richard Yap has filed his candidacy for the same position. – Rappler.com

Ryan Macasero

Ryan covers Cebu and the Visayas for Rappler. He covers all news in the region, but is particularly interested in people stories, development issues and local policy making.