Valenzuela City Local Candidates and Mock Elections 2013

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Lady of Fatima Valenzuela City Local Candidates
National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima , one of the tourist spots in Valenzuela City | Photo grabbed from guardianangel.in

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has released the lists of Valenzuela City local candidates for the coming 2013 local elections.

The Valenzuela local elections will be held in the City of Valenzuela on May 13, 2013 within the Philippine general election. Registered voters and qualified Valenzuela City local candidates will elect for the elective local posts in the city: the mayor, vice mayor, congressmen for the congressional districts, and the councilors, six in each of the city’s two legislative districts.

Representative Rexlon Gatchalian, a brother to the current mayor Sherwin, is running for the city mayor’s office for the first time. His running mate is vice mayor Eric Martinez. Gatchalian’s primary opponent is Adelma Gunigundo, wife of the incumbent second district representative Magtanggol Gunigundo. Gunigundo’s running mate is first district councilor Katherine Pineda-Hernandez.

There are two and three Valenzuela City local candidates for the congressman or district representative post of the districts 1 and 2 of Valenzuela, respectively. The incumbent first district representative Rexlon “Rex” Gatchalian is running under the Nationalist People’s Coalition, the same political party he had during the 2007 election. Gatchalian, a businessman, is the younger brother of the incumbent mayor Sherwin Gatchalian. The other candidate for congressman is Ritche Cuadra, a member of Valenzuela City Council since 2001.

For the second district, the incumbent representative Magtanggol “Magi” Gunigundo will run under the Lakas-Kampi-CMD party. A lawyer by profession, he became the representative of the former municipality of Valenzuela from 1998-2001. If he will be elected to office in 2013, this will be his third term, thus he is not eligible to reelection in 2016 for the same position. The second candidate is Shalani Carla “Lani” Soledad-Romulo, a member of the Valenzuela City Council. Soledad-Romulo gained prominence as a former girlfriend to President Benigno Aquino III from 2008-2010, and as a TV host at television network TV5 since 2010. The other candidate for congressman is Pablo “Pabs” Hernandez III, a columnist from the tabloid Bulgar who ran for the mayoralty race inn 2010.

Lady of Fatima Valenzuela City Local Candidates
National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima , one of the tourist spots in Valenzuela City | Photo grabbed from guardianangel.in

Valenzuela City is the 101st largest city of the Philippines and one of the sixteen cities that along with the smaller municipality of Pateros comprise the region of Metro Manila. It is bordered by Meycauayan (Bulacan) in the north, Quezon City and northern Caloocan to the east; by Obando (Bulacan) to the west; by Malabon, southern Caloocan and Tullahan River to the south.

There is no known tourist spot in the city except for the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, the Philippine apostolate to the Our Lady of Fatima of Portugal. One may also visit the Residence of Dr. Pio Valenzuela, the home serves as a silent witness to the life and times of the most prominent son of the City of Valenzuela, a hero of our struggle for freedom.

Valenzuela City Local Candidates 2013 for Congressman

MEMBER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES – CITY OF VALENZUELA

FIRST DISTRICT

  1. CUADRA, RITCHE (LAKAS)
    (LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS)
  2. GATCHALIAN, WIN (NPC)
    (NATIONALIST PEOPLES’ COALITION)

SECOND DISTRICT

  1. GUNIGUNDO, MAGI (LAKAS)
    (LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS)
  2. HERNANDEZ, PABS
    (INDEPENDENT)
  3. SOLEDAD, SHALANI (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)

Valenzuela City Local Candidates 2013 for Mayor

  1. BONIFACIO, DANILO
    (INDEPENDENT)
  2. GATCHALIAN, REX (NPC)
    (NATIONALIST PEOPLES’ COALITION)
  3. GUNIGUNDO, ADEL (LAKAS)
    (LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS)

Valenzuela City Local Candidates 2013 for Vice Mayor

  1. MARTINEZ, ERIC (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  2. PINEDA, KHAY (LAKAS)
    (LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS)

Valenzuela City Local Candidates 2013 for Councilors

FIRST DISTRICT

  1. ALEJANDRINO, MARLON IDOL (NPC)
    (NATIONALIST PEOPLES’ COALITION)
  2. CORTEZ, CORA (NPC)
    (NATIONALIST PEOPLES’ COALITION)
  3. CUADRA, REY (LAKAS)
    (LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS)
  4. ENRIQUEZ, RICAR (NPC)
    (NATIONALIST PEOPLES’ COALITION)
  5. ESPIRITU, TONY (NPC)
    (NATIONALIST PEOPLES’ COALITION)
  6. ESPLANA, GENNY (NPC)
    (NATIONALIST PEOPLES’ COALITION)
  7. ESPLANA, INA (LAKAS)
    (LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS)
  8. FELICIANO, ROVIN (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  9. JURADO, DANILO
    (INDEPENDENT)
  10. MENDOZA, CRISTY (LAKAS)
    (LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS)
  11. MORELOS, MAR (LAKAS)
    (LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS)
  12. PINEDA, CAROLINO (LAKAS)
    (LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS)
  13. TOLENTINO, ERNIE (LAKAS)
    (LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS)

SECOND DISTRICT

  1. DAPAT, ADRIAN (NPC)
    (NATIONALIST PEOPLES’ COALITION)
  2. ESTEBAN, LOTLOT (LAKAS)
    (LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS)
  3. GALANG, KIM (NPC)
    (NATIONALIST PEOPLES’ COALITION)
  4. MAYO, CECIL (LAKAS)
    (LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS)
  5. MORALES, ART (LAKAS)
    (LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS)
  6. NATIVIDAD-BORJA, LORIE (NPC)
    (NATIONALIST PEOPLES’ COALITION)
  7. NOLASCO, LAI (NPC)
    (NATIONALIST PEOPLES’ COALITION)
  8. PINEDA, CHAREE (NPC)
    (NATIONALIST PEOPLES’ COALITION)
  9. SO, MANNY (LAKAS)
    (LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS)
  10. SOLEDAD, MARTELL (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  11. SY, TYSON (UNA)
    (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  12. TIQUIA, CARLITOS (LP)
    (LIBERAL PARTY)
  13. UY, JEFFERSON DAVIS
    (INDEPENDENT)

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