South Cotabato 1st District Representative Shirlyn Banas-Nograles is running for mayor of General Santos City.
Nograles, who is serving her first term in Congress, filed her certificate of candidacy for mayor on Monday, October 4.
Her candidacy put to end months of speculation that the wife of Mayor Ronnel Rivera was being groomed for the mayoral post.
Nograles is running under the PDP-Laban wing of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi. In 2019, she ran under the People’s Champ Movement (PCM), the local political party founded by Senator Manny Pacquiao.
Before becoming a congresswoman, Nograles served as General Santos vice mayor. She is the daughter of a former city councilor and is not related to former House speaker Prospero Nograles. – Rappler.com
Rommel Rebollido is Mindanao-based journalist and an awardee of the Aries Rufo Journalism Fellowship