In Barcelona, Sorsogon, the 2019 municipal elections is a showdown between the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) and the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) from mayor down to councilor.
Cynthia Fortes (NPC) and Dan Nee-Estuye (PDP-Laban) are both eyeing the seat to be vacated by Mayor Wowo Fortes. The odds, however, are seen to be in favor of Cynthia.
In the Vice mayoralty race, Maria France Fortades is seeking reelection and will be challenged by Agnes Escullar. Fortades will be under NPC while Escullar is under PDP-Laban.
The race for the Councilors’ seats are also divided between NPC and PDP-Laban tickets. The only candidate who seemed to be out of place is Orencio Bailon, Jr., who will be running under Kusog Bikolandia.
The complete list of candidates is as follows:
- FALCOTELO-FORTES, CYNTHIA GACOSTA (NPC)
- NEE ESTUYE, DAN ARTHUR ENCINARES (PDP-Laban)
For Vice Mayor
- ESCULLAR, AGNES ESTOPACE (PDP-Laban)
- FORTADES, MARIA FRANCE (NPC)
- AZORE, EUGENE FLORANDA (NPC)
- BAILON, ORENCIO JR. GAMBA (Kusog Bikolandia)
- BALDOZA, MARK IAN BEN EVASCO (NPC)
- BUENAOBRA, MARJOHN GALDO (NPC)
- DATUR, NIDA BATALLA (NPC)
- DEL PRADO, RYAN ERNACIO (Independent)
- DIAZ, ROMELITO TORRELLA (PDP-Laban)
- ESMERIA, ISABEL DY (NPC)
- ESTOPACE, ROLANDO FELICIANO (PDP-Laban)
- FALCOTELO, JONA ABINION (NPC)
- FUENZALIDA, JOEL ESCALERA (NPC)
- FIGUEROA, CHONA FULGOSINO (NPC)
- GAROTE, MATILDE TERESA GARCIA (PDP-Laban)
- HAMOR, ALBERT GALLEGO (PDP-Laban)
- SERRANO, MIRA VILMA NEE-ESTUYE (PDP-Laban)