Former broadcast journalist and Laguna 3rd District Representative Sol Aragones is seeking the gubernatorial post in the province.
Aragones filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) on Monday, October 4, with her running mate for vice governor, Jericho Ejercito, son of former Laguna governor ER Ejercito.
ER Ejercito was disqualified in 2017 due to campaign overspending. His ouster paved the way for the installation of then-Laguna vice governor Ramil Hernandez as the province’s new chief executive.
Aragones, who is on her last term as Laguna congresswoman, is challenging Hernandez, who is seeking reelection.
If elected, Aragones said she would work towards strengthening healthcare, tourism, and agriculture. She also vowed to provide social pension for senior citizens.
On September 21, Hernandez announced that he would be seeking a third and final term as Laguna governor. He said that, if he would get reelected, he would continue his 8-point program, which includes social services and infrastructure.
Hernandez is yet to file his COC.
For the 2019 elections, Laguna was the 4th most vote-rich province in the country, with 1,903,107 registered voters. (READ: Vote-rich regions, provinces in the 2019 Philippine elections) – Rappler.com