Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Comelec issues list of candidates for Benguet
La Trinidad, Benguet (5 December) -- The Commission on Elections issued the list of candidates for the congressional and provincial posts for the province.
There are six candidates vying for the lone congressional seat. Comebacking Ronald Cosalan under the Liberal Party,Board Member Liso Agpas under PDP Laban, Jack Dulnuan under the Nacionalista Party, La Trinidad Councilor Thomas Chamos, an independent candidate, and a perennial candidate Bedis Guznian as independent.
There are three tested politicians vying for the gubernatorial post - Last term as congressman, Samuel Dangwa (Independent), incumbent Governor Nestor Fongwan (LAKAS-KAMPI-CMD), and comebacking former Governor Raul Molintas (Nationalist Peoples Coalition).
It is a two-way fight for the vice-gubernatorial post between incumbent Vice Governor Crescencio Pacalso (LAKAS-KAMPI-CMD) and Wasing Sacla (PDP Laban).
Contenders for the Provincial Board for the first district are as follows: Rimando Anguitay (Nacionalista Party); Fernando Aritao (PDP Laban), Philip Canuto (Independent); Albert Claro (Nacionalista Party); Alfonso Fianza (LAKAS-KAMPI-CMD); Francisco Golingab (Liberal Party); Ernesto Matuday (Liberal Party); Juan Nazarro Jr. (LAKAS-KAMPI-CMD); Romulo Polon (Nacionalista Party); Benjamin Saguid (LAKAS-KAMPI-CMD); and Johnny Waguis (LAKAS-KAMPI-CMD).
Vying for the Provincial Board for the second district are : Jose Andiso (Nacionalista Party); Concepcion Balao (Nationalist Peoples Coalition); John Botiwey (Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan); Loreto Buya-an (LAKAS-KAMPI-CMD); Apolinario Camsol (LAKAS-KAMPI-CMD); Nardo Cayat (LAKAS-KAMPI-CMD); Joseph Cosente (Nationalist Peoples Coalition); Nelson Dangwa (Independent); Rogelio Leon (LAKAS-KAMPI-CMD); Albert Martinez (Independent); Jaime Paul Panganiban (Independent); Samson Paran (Independent); Catherine Poole (Independent); Florence Tingbaoen (LAKAS-KAMPI-CMD); and Lolito Sarac (LAKAS-KAMPI-CMD).COMELEC listed a total of 193,991 registered voters who will determine the fate of the candidates in the elections next year. (PIA-Benguet)