Reelectionist Representative Joey Sarte Salceda of Albay’s 2nd District filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) under PDP-Laban on Friday, October 1, in Legazpi City, while three other members of his family also formalized their candidacies.
The incumbent congressman was accompanied by his son Juan Miguel, who also filed his COC for municipal councilor of Polangui town.
Also seeking to keep his seat in the provincial board is Jesap Salceda, younger brother of Joey.
Another Salceda, Adrian, a barangay captain of Polangui, is aspiring to be town mayor under PDP-Laban.
Also joining with the group in the Comelec office but did not file a COC was Jesciel, son of Jesap. Jesciel is a Polangui councilor and concurrent president of the Albay chapter of the Philippine Councilor’s League. As PCL head in Jesciel is also an ex-officio member of the provincial board of Albay.
The late Jesus Salceda, the clan patriarch and the father of Joey and Jesap, was mayor of Polangui town for three terms.
Adrian will challenge incumbent Polangui Mayor Andy A. Mariscotes.
Adrian’s running mate is former mayor Cherry Sampal, while Mariscotes’ running mate is Restituto “Boboy” S. Fernandez Jr., Senator Manny Paquiao’s childhood friend and boxing trainer.
Joey Salceda said: “Today, I am filing my application for a renewal of job order to represent your dreams in Congress so they can be forged into reality – a better life that lifts all, leaves no one behind and forges a solid future for our children.” – Rappler.com