The Imperials in Bicol History (Last of the Series)

In the early part of 2008, I wrote a paper for the Institute for Popular Democracy (which I also presented in the PPSA) on the decline of the Imperials of Albay Province. The paper concludes that if the clan will not reinvent itself and if the members of the clan’s later generation will not step their foot in politics, the clan will eventually lost its hold on local power.

Cong. Carlos "Papay" Imperial

Indeed, on April 11 this year, the clan’s political patriarch died and it signaled the death of the clan in local politics. He is Carlos “Papay” Imperial, the son of Domingo. Papay served as the Congressman of the Second District of Albay from 1965-1972; an Assemblyman from 1978-1984; and a Congressman again from 1987-2004.  His wife, Norma, substituted for him to fill-in his term limits from 1998-2001.

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2010 Congressional election results — Albay

The following are the Congressional Election Results for Albay in Region V based  on the May 16, 2010 data from the Commission on Elections:

First District

LAGMAN, Edcel C. LAKAS KABALIKAT NG MALAYANG PILIPINO CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS 129,083
BRIZUELA, Wilfredo L. LIBERAL PARTY 24,993

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Congressional Candidates — Albay

The province of Albay has three legislative districts.  Dai ini naapektuhan kan biglaang paglobo kan mga distrito sa Pilipinas. A total of nine candidates is vying for the congressional posts — 2 from the First District, 3 from the Second District, and 4 from the Third District. These are as follows:

District 1

  • Wilfredo L. Brizuela, LP
  • Edcel C. Lagman, Lakas-KAMPI

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