The COMELEC seemingly left out Taguig City in its publication of official local candidates. So, with the help of a Wikipedia article, and further verification by The Stand, here are the local candidates of Taguig City for this year’s elections.
In the mayoralty race is a classic encounter between the Tingas and Cayetanos. The latter family is a prominent clan in the city, while the former is a major factor in bringing Taguig to its current status as an upcoming first-class modern city.
Names in italics are incumbent candidates running for re-election.
|Vice Mayor||George Elias||Ferdie Santos
|Arnel Cerafica||Ren-Ren Cayetano
|Gloria de Mesa
Gamaliel San Pedro
Ricardo Cruz, Jr.
|Freddie Tinga||Arvin Ian Alit||Angelito Reyes|
Ruth Anne Fronda
|Leo Aguilar [PMAP]
Margie Defensor [PRP]
* The Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig (KDT) is a coalition between the Liberal Party and the NPC in Taguig. The Tiñgas, Elias and Cerafica are members of LP, but are nominated by KDT as their candidates.
Incumbent Mayor Freddie Tinga, after serving three terms, decided to run for Congress to represent the 2nd District. His father, former SC Assoc. Justice Dante Tinga, would run for Mayor instead, with incumbent Vice Mayor George Elias as his running-mate. The elder Tinga is a former three-term 1st District Congressman.
Taguig-Pateros (1st District) Rep. Laarni Cayetano also decided to run for Mayor, with businessman Ferdinand Santos as her running-mate. Her brother, Ren-Ren Cayetano, is seeking to replace her in Congress.
Arnel Cerafica is a former 1st District Councilor, while Arvin Ian Alit is an outgoing 2nd District Councilor.
The Lingkod Taguig ticket was only visible in the city’s 2nd District, with incumbent Cong. Angelito Reyes leading the pack. Henry Duenas, Jr. was the elected Congressman in 2007, but the son of Energy Sec. Angelo Reyes was declared the winner in February 2010 by a slim margin after a recount. Duenas decided not to run for election.
|Vice Mayor||Jeffrey Lontoc [PMAP]
|Luis Cruz, Jr.
|Robel dela Paz
Gerry Placeros [PMAP]
Alberto Villanueva [PMAP]
Robinson Lumontod, Jr.
Eric Walter Salonga
Ahiyal Sappayani [PMAP]
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