Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez is seeking reelection in Cagayan de Oro’s 2nd District.
Rodriguez, who is serving his first office term since 2019 and the fourth since 2007, filed his certificate of candidacy before the city office of the Commission on Elections on Thursday, October 7.
The congressman was with his younger sister, Councilor Jocelyn Rodriguez, who is seeking the vice mayoral post of the city.
The Rodriguezes’ candidate for congressman in the 1st District, Councilor Lordan Suan, also filed his at the same time.
Their standard-bearer, Phividec Administrator Jose Gabriel La Viña, has not yet filed his COC as of this posting.
Rodriguez said La Viña would submit his COC to the local Comelec office on Friday, October 8.
The group, a coalition of the regional party Padayon Pilipino of Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano Emano and Rodriguez’s Centrist Democratic Party, is challenging the ticket of Cagayan de Oro 1st District Representative Rolando Uy who filed his COC on Friday, October 1. –Rappler.com