WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
From October 1 to 8, 2021, aspirants for local positions will be filing their certificates of candidacy (COCs) for the 2022 Philippine elections. More than 18,000 positions in the provincial down to the municipal governments will be up for grabs across the country.
In Mindanao, they are running in 27 provinces, 33 cities, and 422 municipalities.
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BASILAN: Governor Jim Salliman seeks reelection for third term
Basilan Governor Jim Salliman filed his certificate of candidacy for reelection for a third term under the ruling PDP-Laban on Thursday, October 7.
BASILAN: Tipo-Tipo mayor, vice mayor seek reelection
Tipo-Tipo Mayor Arcam Patarasa Istarul and Vice Mayor Tong Istarul filed their certificates of candidacy for reelection on October 7, 2021.
MISAMIS ORIENTAL: Juliette Uy runs for governor, husband for Congress
Misamis Oriental 2nd District Representative Juliette Uy has filed her certificate of candidacy for provincial governor, a post being eyed by two other seasoned local politicians, while her husband Julio is seeking her congressional post in the 2022 elections.
The Uy couple submitted their COCs before the provincial office of the Commission on Elections on Thursday, October 7. Read the full story.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY: Former radio reporter runs for mayor
A broadcast journalist turned businessman has joined the race for the mayorship of General Santos City.
Elmer Catulpos, owner of the Brigada Media Network, filed his certificate of candidacy before the local Commission on Elections on Thursday, October 7, under the local political party Achievers with Integrity Movement.
The mayoral post would be vacated in 2022 by Mayor Ronnel Rivera, who is serving his third and final office term.
This is the first time for Catulpos, a two-term president of the General Santos City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc., to run for public office.
Catulpos said he has filed his candidacy but is willing to give way to former mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio, who is still in the United States.
Catulpos was a former Radyo Bombo reporter who made it big by producing and selling food supplements promoted by his media network.
ZAMBOANGA CITY: Congressman Cesar Jimenez Jr. runs for mayor
Zamboanga 1st District Representative Cesar Jimenez Jr. is seeking the mayorship of the city.
Still on his first term as congressman, Jimenez filed his certificate of candidacy for mayor before the Commission on Elections on Thursday, October 7. He was supported by Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco’s Partido Prosperidad y Amor para na Zamboanga.
The 47-year-old has served as a member of Zamboanga’s city council for nine consecutive years, from 2007-2016. Climaco then appointed Jimenez as an executive assistant for traffic management and later as city hall’s housing division chief until his election as congressman in 2019.
Jimenez is with the National People’s Coalition that has coalesced with Climaco’s party, and he is the mayor’s preferred successor. He is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University, and the Arellano School of Law Foundation.
CAGAYAN DE ORO: Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez files COC for reelection
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. Read the full story.
BASILAN: Isabela City Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin Hataman seeks reelection
Isabela City Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin Hataman and Vice Mayor Kifli Hataman-Salliman filed their certificates of candidacy for reelection on Thursday, October 7.
CAGAYAN DE ORO: Mayor Oscar Moreno runs for Misamis Oriental governor
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ZAMBOANGA: Climaco seeks to reclaim congressional post
Zamboanga Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco is seeking to reclaim her congressional post in the city’s 1st District.
Climaco, who is serving her third and final term as mayor, submitted her certificate of candidacy before the Commission on Elections in the city on Thursday, October 7. Read the full story.
CAMIGUIN ISLAND: Romualdos trade places, seek reelection
Camiguin Governor Jurdin Jesus “JJ” Romualdo led his family’s ticket in filing certificates of candidacy before the provincial office of the Commission on Elections on Thursday, October 7.
Romualdo is seeking his old congressional post in Camiguin’s lone district, while his son Xavier Jesus “XJ” is running for governor. Read the full story.