3 bets contest Chatto seat in 2013 elections
Governor Edgar Migriño Chatto’s reelection bid wont be a breeze, this as three other candidates officially put up a challenge for the Capitol top seat, data from the Provincial Election Supervisor (PES) showed.
On the last day of filing, Friday, October 5, PES Eliseo RZB Labaria said his office received the candidacies of first term Carmen Mayor Conchita T. de los Reyes (United Nationalist Alliance), movie actor and comedian Roberto “Amay Bisaya” G. Reyes (Kilusang Bagong Lipunan) and retired army officer Wenceslao S. Garcia (Independent).
For the second top provincial seat, incumbent Vice Governor Concepcion O. Lim, taking up the Liberal Party banner will slug it out with a political neophyte but equally influential Sharlene M. Corral-Lim, wife of city Mayor Dan Lim, who carries the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) party and retired army officer Joseph G. Sevilla, who runs as independent candidate.
Seven candidates would also be jockeying for the three positions as Sangguniang Panlalawigan Board Member for the first district, according to Labaria.
The candidates include incumbents and re-electionists Atty. Vincenzo B. Arcamo, Atty Abeleon R. Damalerio, Dr. Cesar Tomas M. Lopez of the Liberal Party slate, Tagbilaran City barangay chairman Arlene P. Karaan (UNA), former provincial administrator and lawyer Handel T. Lagunay and retiree Pedro P. Torralba carrying the NPC slate and law graduate Cirilo M. Esperanza Jr. who runs as independent.
For the second district, running for Board members include re-electionists: dentist Romulo G. Cepedoza, engineer Gerardo C. Garcia waving the LP flag along with former Inabanga Councilor Jovanna C. Jumamoy for the administration.
Also gunning for the three seats open for the second district board member is former provincial legislators, lawyer Tomas D. Abapo (NPC) and nurse Maria Fe Camacho (NPC), retired police and businessman Bernardo F. Avenido (LP), and agriculturist Alfredo M. Evalarosa (NPC)
In the third district, three incumbents are seeking reelection while battling to retain their seats against seven equally competing candidates.
The incumbents are lawyer and educator Dionisio D. Balite (NPC), businessman Brigido Z. Imboy and educator Godofreda O. Tirol who carries the LP banner with educator Elpidio M. Jala and businessman Josil E. Trabajo.
With Balite in the UNA slates are barangay Chairman Antidio B. Chatto, Alejandro A. Lomod while radio broadcaster Santos A. Abella and barangay chairman Reynaldo M. Polinar run as independent candidates.
Incumbent Representative Rene L. Relampagos will slug it out with city Mayor Dan N. Lim. Relampagos holds the LP banner while Lim caries the NPC flag in the first district congressional race.
For Bohol’s second district, it will be a fight between two lawyers: Congressman Erico B. Aumentado, who runs under the NPC slate against LP candidate, incumbent Trinidad Mayor Roberto C. Cajes.
For the third district of Bohol, incumbent congressman and lawyer Arthur C. Yap (NPC) faces Loboc mayor Leon A. Calipusan (LP).