Councilor Delgado-Grafil also seeks for a 3rd term
TACLOBAN CITY- Mayor Alfred Romualdez is seeking for another fresh term as chief executive of this city as he filed his certificate of candidacy (CoC) on Thursday at the city office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Joining the reelectionist city mayor were his son, Raymund as his running-mate and his entire slate for council.
Seeking for reelection for city council seats are Aimee Delgado-Grafil, Elvira Casal, Leo Bahin and Brian Granados with his elder brother Jeric Dane, hoping for a reclaim his former seat as councilor.
Delgado-Grafil was joined by her husband, Dandee, and her supporters when she filed her CoC. She is running of a third term.
The other candidates for councilors under the Romualdez-Romualdez tandem are media broadcasters Marvin Modelo and Mannix Marta; barangay leader Albert Eviota; and businessmen Edison Malache and Christopher Esperas, son of outgoing councilor Evangeline Esperas.
Former city mayor Cristina Gonzales Romualdez, wife of the reelectionist mayor, was around during the filing of the CoCs of the group who are all running under the banner of Nacionalista Party.
Mayor Romualdez said that he is seeking for another term as mayor of the city to finish all his projects and programs.
Foremost of which is to complete the works at the northern part of the city where the resettlements sites for families whose houses were destroyed during the onslaught of super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ are located.
He said that he has nothing to say to his political. Opponent and said that it is everybody’s right to run.
Romualdez also said that if he wins, he is hopeful that the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport would become of an international standard that could help the city’s economic development.
The city mayor also said this could be realized if his cousin, Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, will win the presidency.
“It is always good if we have support from the national government,” he said.
Romualdez also welcome the filing of CoC of outgoing Vice Mayor Jerry ‘Sambo’ Yaokasin who is challenging him for the post saying it is his right to run for any elective post.
(LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)