Camarines Sur is one of the provinces that experienced redistricting. From four, the province’s congressional districts increased to five allegedly to give a turf to Presidential son, Datu Arroyo. Kapot na kaya kan Andaya an Primer Distrito, kan Villafuerte an Segundo Distrito, kan mga Fuentebellas an Tercer Distrito asin kan mga Alfelor an ika-apat na Distrito. The creation of the additional district is by virtue of Republic Act 9716.
The new districts of the Camarines Sur and the composition of each district are as follows:
District 1 – composed of: Del Gallego, Ragay, Lupi, Sipocot and Cabusao
District 2 – composed of: Libmanan, Minalabac, Pamplona, Pasacao, San Fernando, Gainza and Milaor
District 3 – composed of: Naga City, Pili, Ocampo, Camaligan, Canaman, Magarao, Bombon, and Calabanga
District 4 – composed of: Caramoan, Garchitorena, Goa, Lagonoy, Presentacion, Sangay, San Jose, Tigaon, Tinambac and Siruma
District 5 – composed of: Iriga City, Baao, Balatan, Bato, Buhi, and Nabua.
The candidates are as follows:
1 ANDAYA, ROLANDO, JR. GUTERREZ, LAKAS KAMPI CMD
2 DE LOS REYES, NESTOR VILLA, NP
1 ARROYO, DIOSDADO IGNACIO JOSE MARIA MACAPAGAL, LAKAS KAMPI CMD
2 MABULO, FERMIN MULLEDA, NP
1 A R C I L L A , O S C A R , J R . GARCHITORENA, LM
2 JACOB, JAIME DE LOS SANTOS, LP
3 VILLAFUERTE, LUIS ROBREDO, NPC
1 CRUZ, TEODORO, JR. BARBIN, LAKAS KAMPI CMD
2 FUENTEBELLA, ARNULFO PALMA, NPC
1 ALFELOR, EMMANUEL RIGOROSO, LAKAS KAMPI CMD
2 DIMAIWAT, JESUS JAY MAGISTRADO, LP
3 FORTUNO, SALVIO BALERA, NP
4 TRINIDAD, MARIANO SEITEREALES, PDP-LABAN
Many are saying that the congressional elections in Camarines Sur are already decided. For the First District, the race is already tilting in favor of Nonoy Andaya; the Second District in favor of Datu Arroyo; the Third District in favor of Luis Villafuerte; and the Fourth District in favor of Noli Fuentebella. The Fifth District, though, is considered to be a battle between Sal Fortuno and Manny Alfelor.