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Local Candidates in Metro Manila (2010 Elections)

Local Candidates 2010: Mandaluyong City

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Mandaluyong City is home to the Abalos and Gonzales families of politics. And they’re seeking to retain their places once again in the City Hall and Congress in the 2010 Elections.

The ruling party, Lakas-Kampi-CMD, makes its strong presence known in the Tiger City, as incumbent Mayor Benhur Abalos, Vice Mayor Rene Sta. Maria and Rep. Neptali Gonzales II seek re-election. Gonzales II stand unopposed. However, on April 12, Gonzales defected to the Liberal Party.

The Aksyon Demokratiko ticket, although lesser known than the Lakas-Kampi-CMD candidates, looks forward for a major upset, and a new force in Mandaluyong politics, if they win in this year’s elections. Leading the team is the tandem of Erbert Buan and Danilo de Guzman.

However, Buan was arrested after a buy-bust operation by police last January 30 for selling drugs.

Names in italics are incumbent candidates running for re-election.

Aksyon Others
Mayor Benjamin
Ernest Albert
Vice Mayor Renato Sta. Maria
Danilo de Guzman
Alexander Soriano
Neptali Gonzales II
1st District
Jonathan Abalos
Luisito Espinosa
Luisito Pillas
Alex Santos
Berong Servillon
Anthony Suva

Ayla Alim
Benito Francisco III
Adel Inocentes III
Eduardo Pañoso
Edwin Santos
Arsenio Abalos
Edgar Bais
Bernardo Buella
Chito Dumas
Vic Española
Jonas Fernandez
Caloy Manansala
Gerardo Pe
Jose “Joey” Reyes
Domeng Sta. Maria
2nd District
Edward Bartolome
Noel Bernardo

Francisco Esteban
Darius Razon
Mchael Ocampo

Alex Sta. Maria
Jun Almonicar, Jr.
Ka Ed Geronimo, Jr.
Renato Mallillin
Eugene Rebulado
Davidson Santos
Romeo Alday
Resty Cancicio
Gerard Castillo
Jose “Totoy” Chan
Rolito Cruz
Romeo Cruz
Julio de Quinto
Jessie Garcia
Frncisco Junsay, Jr.
Tony Vicuña

The Abalos and Gonzales families have produced former mayors and representatives, and has even alternated in holding these positions. Case in point: Gonzales II was the city’s representative from 1995 to 2004, then Abalos Jr. took over from 2004 to 2007. Gonzales II was re-elected in 2007, and here he is in 2010 seeking a second term.

In addition, former COMELEC Commissioner Benjamin Abalos Sr. was Mayor of the city from 1988 to 1997, then his son Benhur was elected as Mayor from 1997 to 2004, and from 2007 until the present. The mayor of Mandaluyong from 2004 to 2007? Neptali Gonzalez II.

Kindly state corrections, if there are any, at the comments section below.



6 thoughts on “Local Candidates 2010: Mandaluyong City

  1. Ernest Albert Buan is the clean guy who can beat Abalos in Mandaluyong. Unfortunately he is a victim of dirty politics. Who can say that Abalos has a clean name? What he has is guts! That’s all.

    Posted by Maria Santiago | April 11, 2010, 4:29 PM
  2. Mabuhay si Ernest Albert Buan para naman mabago na ang takbo at umasenso na ang mandaluyong. . Magkaruon na sana ng pagasa ang Mandaluyong. Si Erbert lang ang pagasa ng bayan.

    Posted by Maria Santiago | April 11, 2010, 4:39 PM
  3. BOTO! nyo si Eugene Rebulado! Magaling Yan,

    Posted by Dan | April 22, 2010, 11:34 AM
  4. A clean guy that sells drugs? Sorry but I just don’t see the advantage of having Buan as the next mayor. I’m not a supporter of any person running on a high position without proving something first. He hadn’t even held any local position here, and yet he instantly aspired to become a Mayor? No way.

    Though I have to agree that Abalos isn’t the cleanest guy in the town, still it cannot erase the fact that our city had improved under his administration. I’ve been here for 20 years, and today is a helluva lot better compared before.

    Posted by Frostmourne | May 9, 2010, 10:55 PM
  5. @Frostmourne: i agree with you. my vote is very important and I want to give that to someone who has the capability to give more improvement to our city not to someone we suspect will just sell drugs to all kabataans or might rent a place to create more drugs to sell.

    @Maria Santiago: think very well and pray to enlighten your mind. I think you need that.

    Posted by firstimetovote | May 10, 2010, 1:27 AM
  6. BOTO! nyo si Eugene Rebulado! Magaling Yan,
    OO nga.. ^^<

    Posted by danica | May 10, 2010, 3:35 PM

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