Two aspirants for mayoralty race in Buhi have filed their respective Certificate of Candidacy (COC) yesterday before Comelec Election Officer Raquel L. Lanuzo in connection with the national and local election on May 9, 2015.
According to Mrs. Lanuzo, the filing of COC for Buhi was peaceful and smooth and she furnished the Buhi Forum with a list of those who filed before her office.
Jose Alfred N. Balagot a.k.a. “Jofred”, a former Punong Barangay of San Pedro will run for Mayor with incumbent Vice Mayor Diones N. Belza as his tandem under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) party. They will be joined by eight (8) contenders for councilors namely : Belza, Glennn Anthony; Collao, Vicente Amador; Echipare, Christian Ibarbia; Equizabal, Ruy Salon; Libardo, Nelson Lauraya; Martinez, Catherine Monte; Tabalde, Marlon Lavapie and Villadares, Agustin III Zantua.
Margarita M. Aguinillo a.k.a. “Margie”, incumbent and seasoned topnotcher councilor will face Balagot on a one-on-one race under the ruling Liberal Party (LP) together with eight (8) aspiring LP councilors namely: San Jose, Rickie Lavapie; Sta. Rosa, Anita Lavadia; Sibangan, Don Espiritu; Imperial, Myrna San Francisco; Salamanque, Salvacion Siguenza; Libardo, Raul Siocson; Nonato, Ramon Penaserada and Arcilla, Zaldy Nachor.
Meanwhile, Mayor Rey Lacoste, whose term ends by June 2016, files for Vice Mayor under the Nacionalista Party (NP).
At about 2 pm this afternoon, Repatacodo, Francis Toledo of barangay Sta. Justina, the son of former councilor Onsoy Repatacodo files his COC as Independent candidate for councilor.