LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 15 (PNA) -- As of Wednesday afternoon, six members of known political clans in Masbate had filed their Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) for provincial and congressional positions with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Masbate provincial office.
San Fernando town mayor Narciso "Bong" Bravo filed his COC for governor at around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, while his wife Marvi is running for reelection for Masbate’s First Congressional District.
Both are running under the National Unity Party.
Bravo’s running mate, acting Vice Gov. Kaye Revil, submitted her COC for the vice gubernatorial post.
Revil is the wife of acting governor Vince Revil.
Suspended Masbate Gov. Rizalina Seachon-Lanete of the Nationalist People’s Coalition, represented by her executive assistant, filed at around 1:30 p.m. of the same day her COC as reelectionist governor.
The Office of the Ombudsman expelled Lanete for her involvement in the Napoles fund scam when she was still a member of the House of Representatives.
Rep. Scott Lanete (NPC), son of the detained Masbate governor, also filed his COC as reelectionist congressman of the 3rd District of the province.
Incumbent Masbate City Mayor Rowena Tuason and her complete Liberal Party slate filed on Tuesday their COCs with the Comelec office in Masbate City.
The Comelec Masbate expects that new and reelectionist candidates running for provincial, city and municipal elective posts will troop to the office to file their COCs as the deadline for the submission ends on Friday.
Meanwhile, Albay Provincial Board Member Bobby Cristobal has filed his COC with the Comelec Legazpi City office.
He is running for city vice mayor against incumbent vice mayor Vittorio C. Roces.
Cristobal was accompanied by his six candidates for city councilors. (PNA) FFC/FGS/MSA/CBD