Tiñga’s daughter to run against Mayor Cayetano in Taguig

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Taguig Mayor Laarni Cayetano. Photo from http://www.congress.gov.ph

MANILA, Philippines — The mayoral race in Taguig City will be a fight mainly between two young women: daughter of a former Supreme Court associate justice and the incumbent city mayor and wife of a senator.

Rebecca Carissa Tiñga, 30, youngest child of Dante Tiñga and former councilor was among the early birds on Monday when the Commission on Elections opened its table for the filing of the certificates of candidacy (COC).

Tiñga formalized her intention to run for mayor against Taguig Mayor Laarni Cayetano,  also aged 30, who beat her father in the 2010 elections.

Cayetano, a former congresswoman of Taguig and Pateros district, was said to be the first youngest female official to hold office.

Accompanied by her running-mate, Paolo Papa and 16 other candidates running for city councilor posts, Tiñga came at the Comelec office in Taguig City around 10 a.m., earlier than what reporters were told.  Paolo Papa is the son of former Taguig mayor Ricardo Papa, who used to be the rival of Tinga’s father.

“This is the first in Taguig’s history… when former political rivals start to work together,” Tiñga told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Cayetano, on the other hand, has yet to file her COC but her staff workers said she intended to go to the Comelec either on Thursday or Friday.

The Tiñgas and Cayetanos had been exchanging barbs since the 2010 elections with a petition for recount of votes still pending at the Commission on Elections.

“The good thing is I’m the only Tiñga running,” she said, taking a swipe at the Cayetanos who hold at least three positions in government.

She noted that her brother Taguig Rep. Freddie Tiñga had already dropped his plans to seek reelection for personal reasons.

In Pasay City, a drum-and-bugle band and the people’s chanting heralded incumbent mayor of Pasay Antonino Calixto’s filing of his COC at the local Comelec office around 9 a.m. on Monday. His supporters, mostly wearing green shirts, and city hall employees crowded the city hall grounds.

Immediately after, former Pasay mayor Peewee Trinidad arrived at the Comelec office on board a white van with his supporters in orange rallying behind him.

Calixto is running under the Liberal Party while Trinidad is with the Nacionalista Party.

All was quiet, however, at the local office of the Commission on Elections in Makati on Monday,  election officer Allan Sindo said.

Sources said Makati Mayor Junjun Binay, son of Vice President Jejomar Binay, would file his COC on Wednesday and might run unopposed. His running mate for vice mayor is Makati’s longtime city administrator Marjorie de Veyra.

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  • mindforce

    Puke puke Rebecca Carisa.   Kasuka ka

    • 444mangyan888

      why was this allowed by PDI to be published..???

      • mindforce

        eh bobo ka pala.  To puke, in English, means to vomit/throw up.  So kung Tatagalugin ko, Suka Suka Rebecca Carisa.  Gets mo?

  • resortman

    Lahat naman sila nakakasuka na!! puro plastic talaga, sira na ozone layer dahil sa inyo!! Pinoys are really political animals…sad.

  • pipsirho

     PIGS
    => Politicians Insatiably Gorging Slop(Power, SHAMELESSNESS, Public Funds,
    Dirty Money, Graft, Corruption, Influence Peddling) WILL DO ANYTHING to continue being PIGS!!!

  • boybakal

    Good, it is time to replace that woman mayor of Taguig who is a reklamador about gasolina of MMDA…kaya daw bumaha sa taguig, walang gasolina.

    • Guest

      Tama lang na dapat na maibalik sa puwesto ang mga Tinga. Kung hindi mangyayari yun, wala nang mangeextort sa mga kumpanya may balak magpatayo sa BGC. Sayang naman ang milyones.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K3OAMSW3I3ZUWKAZMXCJR576MU Jady Salonga

    Susko, Cayetano vs. Tinga na naman sa Taguig. Wala na bang iba?! Yan din pinagpilian ko nung 2010 ah.

    • boybakal

       Baka may kakilala  kang magbobote na gustong tumakbong mayor, patakbuhin mo para naiiba.
      Dapat ikaw nga ang kumandidato dahil sa apelyido mo pa lang panalo na….SALONGA.
      Grab that opportunity of having a salonga name.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/K3OAMSW3I3ZUWKAZMXCJR576MU Jady Salonga

        Haha! Thanks for the encouragement, but politics isn’t my cup of tea. But I do hope we got more new names for the next four days.

      • boybakal

         If politics is  not your cup of tea, why not make it a cup of coffee with cream…at least kung barako coffee medyo matapang ang dating.
        joke only.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZ73GJNOBRAHYBAAWIKSYCS4VE paul

    tinga…tsk tsk…grabeng garapal tatay neto ….mandarambong…

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