CALBAYOG CITY- The mayoralty race in this city will be a repeat of the 2013 elections.
While the 2013 elections was a three-cornered fight, next polls will have reelectionist Mayor Ronaldo Aquino of Liberal Party as against Angelie Tan, running under the Nacionalista Party fighting it out for the top post for Calbayog, whose economy is on the rise but its peace and order among its problems. Tan, daughter of Rep. Milagrosa Tan, said that if elected, making Calbayog a better place to live in will be her top agenda. “If given the chance, I will do everything whatever that I need to do to make Calbayog a better place to live in” she said. The mayoralty candidate, in particular, said that she would further open up the city to investors to generate employment to the residents and ensure that peace and order will reign.
Tan, who was disqualified during the 2013 polls due to lack of residency, has board member Lolita Daguman as her running-mate. Included in her line up are former city councilors Susano Salurio and Minda Pasacas, lawyer Eduardo Tibo, Marlon Villamento, Berting Montad and Abbie Joy Irigon representing the Tinambacan and Oquendo Districts. Meantime, also part of Tan’s line up are Sunshine Diomangay, Augusto Bon Lucero, Lydia Naparan, Romeo Durmiendo, Jessie Guianan and Jeffrey Bernate for Calbayog District. (JENNIFER SUMAGANG-ALLEGADO)