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Ortega withdraws bid for reelection as La Union gov


Francisco Emmanuel “Pacoy” Ortega III and his daughter, Raphaela Veronica Ortega-David, filed their certificates of candidacy on Oct 1. Both withdrew their COCs on Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Francisco Emmanuel “Pacoy” Ortega III and his daughter, Raphaela Veronica Ortega-David, filed their certificates of candidacy on Oct 1. Each withdrew their COCs on Tuesday, Nov. 9. (Picture courtesy of Gov. Ortega’s Fb web page.)

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte—La Union Gov. Francisco “Pacoy” Ortega III on Tuesday withdrew his candidacy for reelection, in line with the provincial Fee on Elections (Comelec).

His daughter, Raphaela Veronica Ortega-David, will substitute for the governor. David withdrew her candidacy for provincial board member within the province’s first district.

Ortega and David filed their certificates of candidacy for native elective posts on Oct 1.

It was not clear whether or not Ortega would search one other native submit subsequent yr.

Ortega served as governor in 2016 when he succeeded his father, three-term governor Manuel Ortega, and was reelected in 2019.

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