Candidates for Governor of Ilocos Sur, 2013

Ilocos Sur Capitol
Capitol Building of Ilocos Sur in Region I | Photo grabbed from

This is a one-stop source of candidates for governor of Ilocos Sur in the coming May 13, 2013 elections. You can also cast your vote in our poll embedded below.

Among the names found in this list, who will you probably vote for as VICE MAYOR of Valenzuela City, if elections were held today?

Ilocos Sur Capitol
Capitol Building of Ilocos Sur in Region I | Photo grabbed from

Incumbent governor Chavit Singson is not running but his son, incumbent congressman Ryan Lusi V. Singson (Nacionalista), is running in his place. Ryan will be opposed by Roque S. Versoza, Jr. (Liberal), mayor of Municipality of Tagudin, Ilocos Sur and CSC Pagasa Awardee 2008 (Individual Category).

Ilocos Sur is a province located in the Ilocos Region in Luzon. It is bordered by Ilocos Norte and Abra to the north, Mountain Province to the east, La Union and Benguet to the south, and the West Philippine Sea to the west. Vigan City, the capital city of Ilocos Sur, is located on the mouth of the Mestizo River.

Ilocos Sur is composed of 2 cities, 32 municipalities, 2 congressional districts or 768 barangays.

As of 2007, Ilocos Sur has 632,255 residents composed of Ilocano, Tagalog, and English speakers.

Profile of Gubernatorial Candidates for May 2013 Elections

Ryan Luis V. Singson
Ryan Luis V. Singson (Nacionalista), candidate for Governor of Ilocos Sur

Ryan Luis V. Singson is the son of Ilocos Sur kingpin, Gov. Chavit Singson. He was elected as Vice Mayor of Vigan City for the term of 2010-2013.

He replaced his brother Ronald V. Singson (representative of Ilocos Sur’s first district) in 2010 when the latter resigned after being convicted for 18 months for drug possession by the Wan Chai District Court in Hong Kong. Singson won a total of 71,995 votes from his townsmen in a special elections in 2010, defeating rival Bertrand Baterina, a lawyer, who had 30,445 votes.

Ryan Singson is the man behind the tag line, “Vigan is my Legacy, Serving is my Destiny.”

Educational Background:

Primary School: Judson School, Arizona, United States of America
Elementary/Intermediate: BRENT International School, Pasig City
Secondary: BRENT International School, Pasig City
College: De la Salle University, College of Saint Benilde (Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Institution Management 2000-2004)

Professional Background:

  • General Manager, Vigan Plaza Hotel
  • President, FEARLESS Productions A company that had produced several concerts of local and international artist
  • Vice Mayor City of Vigan (2007-2010)
Roque S. Verzosa, Jr.
Roque S. Verzosa, Jr. (Liberal), candidate for Governor of Ilocos Sur

Roque S. Verzosa, the mayor of Municipality of Tagudin, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur. He was a CSC Pagasa Awardee in 2008 under the Individual Category.

While issues of corruption and ineptness hound the police force, cop-turned-mayor Roque Verzosa, Jr. proved that he can unify and lead a whole town towards progress.

Truly a hands-on leader, Mayor Verzosa’s first agenda upon assuming post was to make the rounds to 43 barangays and 28 schools in Tagudin to personally consult his constituents on problems that need addressing and suggestions for improving public service. With the active participation of Tagudinians, he was able to craft and direct effective programs on tourism, infrastructure development, revenue enhancement, education, social welfare, health, livelihood, peace and order and environmental management.

Armed with his battlecry, “ASAP Tagudin!”, where ASAP stands for Agparkam Siglatmo Agkakaysakam Panagrang-aymo or Unity in Self-Reliance for Progress, Mayor Versoza led his town from being fourth class status to third class in a span of only three years. Tagudin was also adjudged as Best Performing LGU and Most Child-Friendly Municipality in 2006, second placer in the 2006 and 2007 Search for the Cleanest and Greenest Municipality, and fifth placer in the 2006 Search for the Cleanest Coastal Area, among other distinctions.

A proud Pagasa awardee, Mayor Verzosa has this advice to other public servants: “Be more righteous and love your
calling with passion because it will be the meaning of your life.”


2013 Ilocos Sur Gubernatorial Election Results

Ilocos Sur Gubernatorial Election 2013
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Nacionalista Ryan Singson  %
Liberal Roque Versoza  %
Totals 100.00%




  1. sa tingin ko di na natin kelangan ng platform sa gov at cong. candidates. Ang 4 na dekada ng mga namuno na nasaan ang developement ng ilokos sur. Four decades of same names what do we expect.

  2. For goodness sake! We need a new governance for our province Ilocos Sur. We need a governor who can make Ilocos Sur a province that we can be proud of…freedom from poverty, job creation and beautify Ilocos Sur (gawing tourist spot).

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