Is the Camarines Sur 2019 Congressional election following a plot in the Game of Thrones?
The Andaya Clan has fielded Marissa Andaya and Maribel Andaya-Eusebio under the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) banner in the First and Second Districts, respectively. Marissa will replace the third-termer Nonoy while Maribel is challenging Luis Raymund Villafuerte. Luis was the one who had beaten Datu Arroyo, the son of former President and Speaker of the House, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, in the 2016 Congressional race.
The Villafuerte Clan, meanwhile, is aiming to extend its territory by fielding Ernesto Villafuerte Magtuto Jr. under the Nacionalista Party (NP) in the Partido area. Magtubo is contending the seat with Arnulf Bryan Fuentebella (NPC)
Father and son Luis and Luis Raymund will both run in the Second and Third Congressional Districts, respectively. The elder Luis challenges incumbent Congressman Gabby Bordado who is under the Liberal Party (LP) wing.
Cho Roco, the brother of the late statesman Raul Roco, is also challenging Bordado and is running under Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).
In Rinconada, the open season brought about by the last term of Sal Fortuo is giving a breath of fresh air to the Alfelor Clan. Peachy Alfelor-Moraleda (NPC) is aiming to reclaim the District. She will be competing with the wife of incumbent Congressman Sal Fortuno who has changed her nickname from “Josie” to “Josal” to attract the incumbent’s supporters.
The complete list of candidates is as follows:
First Congressional District
- ANDAYA, MARISSA LOURDES MERCADO (NPC)
- MEJIA, ROBERTO “LONG MEJIA” FELIPE (NP)
Second Congressional District
- EUSEBIO, MARIA BELEN ANDAYA (NPC)
- VILLAFUERTE, LUIS RAYMUND JR. FAVIS (NP)
Third Congressional District
- BORDADO, GABRIEL JR. HIDALGO (LP)
- ROCO, SULPICIO JR. SAGARBARRIA (PDP-Laban)
- VILLAFUERTE, LUIS ROBREDO (NP)
Fourth Congressional District
- MALE FUENTEBELLA, ARNULF BRYAN “ARNIE” BUQUID (NPC)
- MAGTUTO, ERNESTO RAOUL JR. VILLAFUERTE (NP)
Fifth Congressional District
- ALFELOR-MORALEDA, REMELISA GARCHITORENA (NPC)
- AURE, JESUS ROCILLO (Independent)
- FORTUNO, JOCELYN FAUSTINO (NP)