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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