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Ex-governors vie for previous posts in Cotabato, Agusan del Norte provinces

DAVAO CITY — Former governors allied with the administration are attempting to make a comeback to their previous posts in a minimum of two provinces in Mindanao.

In Cotabato province, Vice Governor and former three-term Governor Emmylou “Lala”

Taliño-Mendoza is making a comeback within the province’s highest submit in a face-off with incumbent Governor Nancy Catamco, who’s working for her second time period.

Mendoza, who runs underneath the Nacionalista Celebration, filed her certificates of candidacy on Wednesday, Oct. 6, to problem Catamco, who’s working underneath the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).

Mendoza used to function Cotabato provincial governor from 2010 as much as the tip of her third time period in 2019, when she ran for vice governor and gained.

On Wednesday, she filed her COC with working mate Board Member Shirlyn Macasarte, daughter Ma. Samantha Alana Taliño-Santos who ran for Cotabato province’s third district congressional seat for the primary time, and different partymates on the Fee on Elections (Comelec) in Kidapawan Metropolis.

Catamco, who filed her COC two days later, earlier tussled with Mendoza over the province’s proposed 2021 funds and Supplemental Price range 1, which Catamco claimed Mendoza had slashed by P203 million and P100 million respectively, due to “politics.”

Mendoza defined that among the gadgets within the proposed funds weren’t viable underneath the COVID-19 pandemic and that they beneficial the acquisition of morenCOVID-19 vaccines as a substitute.

In Agusan del Norte, second district Rep. Angel Amante-Matba is making a comeback as governor whereas incumbent Governor Dale Corvera is working for the seat she at the moment held on the Home of Representatives.

In Butuan Metropolis, the provincial capital, Mayor Ronnie Vicente Lagnada who’s recognized with the Nationwide Unity Celebration runs for his third time period towards Buenavista city mayor and Bombo Radyo Butuan station supervisor Norbert B. Pagaspas, who runs underneath the ruling PDP-Laban Cusi wing. NUP is allied with the administration celebration PDP-Laban Cusi wing, making Butuan Metropolis a free zone.

Rep. Regulation Fortun, who will likely be ending his third time period as congressional consultant within the first district, will run as Lagnada’s working mate whereas the town’s incumbent Vice Mayor Joboy Aquino, will be a part of the congressional race within the first district.

Aquino, who was a third-term congressman within the first district earlier than he ran for metropolis vice mayor within the earlier elections and gained, will now should combat it out with lawyer Ronel Azarcon, Folks’s Reform Celebration wager Arcedel Libarios, and Partido Federal ng Pilipinas wager Erwin Orlanda for the submit.

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