After imposing his political strength in 2016 by garnering almost 50% of the votes in a four-cornered mayoralty fight, incumbent Mayor Alan Arandia of Pio Duran, Albay is running unopposed this year. Arandia is under the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) banner. Incumbent Vice Mayor Appamp Quiroz, meanwhile, is being challenged by one of … Continue reading 2019 Elections: Pio Duran, Albay Candidates
Author: J.A. Carizo
In Manito, Albay, two are challenging to take the local political power from the Daep Family. Rebecca Chen and Jerry Daen is competing against incumbent mayor, Joshua Mari Daep. Daep is the son of local political stalwarts Cesar and Carmencita Daep. The younger Daep is running under the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), Chen … Continue reading 2019 Elections: Manito, Albay Candidates
Just like in 2016, the mayoralty race in Oas, Albay is a three-cornered fight. Incumbent Mayor Domingo Escoto Jr., who is now running under the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino- Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) is once again facing Gregorio Ricarte of Kusog Bikolandia. On the third corner of the mayoralty race is Vice Mayor Junpale Yuchongco who … Continue reading 2019 Elections: Oas, Albay Candidates
Incumbent Malinao, Albay Mayor Avelino Ceriola is not running this 2019 elections. Councilor Leny Ceriola of the Kusog Bikolandia (KB) will attempt to take his stead and will compete with Christopher Mark Moll of the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) and Alicia Morales of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (DP-Laban). If the 2016 election … Continue reading 2019 Elections: Malinao, Albay Candidates
A few days ago, I visited Bataan upon an invitation of a friend. One of the areas he brought me to was the Municipality of Limay, a First Class municipality with a population of 68,071. It was, at first impression, an ordinary town somehow similar to Polangui or even Daraga both in Albay and I … Continue reading A taste of Limay, nata wara sa Albay?