Two big names in Caloocan are going head-to-head to win the top spot in city hall.
Congressmen Edgar Erice and Dale “Along” Malapitan, who represent the city’s 1st District and 2nd District, respectively, are leaving the legislative branch to take a shot at the mayoral post of Metro Manila’s second most populous city.
Malapitan, who filed his candidacy for mayor on Wednesday, October 6, seeks to switch places with his father, the term-limited Oca Malapitan, who will run for congressman of the city’s 1st District.
The younger Malapitan already held a hybrid proclamation rally on September 29. Along will run under the banner of the local party Aksyon at Malasakit, with Katrina Teh as vice mayoral candidate.
Erice, meanwhile, filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) before the local Comelec office on Thursday, October 7. He will run under Aksyon Demokratiko.
Erice has decades of experience in city hall under his belt. He was a councilor from 1995 to 2001 and vice mayor from 2010 to 2013. He ran for mayor in 2004 but lost. – Rappler.com