Sen. Angara backs out of gubernatorial race, fields brother


Senator Edgardo Angara. FILE PHOTO

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO–Sen. Edgardo Angara withdrew Thursday from the gubernatorial race in Aurora, substituted instead by his younger brother, an official of the Commission on Elections said.

“It’s official. Mayor Arthur Angara of Baler has substituted for Senator Angara for governor,” Comelec supervisor Gilbert Almario confirmed in a Philippine Daily Inquirer interview by phone.

Mayor Angara, who is completing his third and final term, will challenge Gerardo Noveras, the incumbent vice governor.

Senator Angara did not answer text messages inquiring as to why he opted not to run anymore as governor, a position held for the last time by his younger sister, Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo.

She is returning to Congress to fill the shoes of lone Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, the senator’s son. The congressman is seeking a seat in the Senate through the administration’s Liberal Party.

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  • CarlalraC

    Must be a sad day for the Aurorans.. 

  • RegGoPsycho

    This man has done so much for his home, Aurora. Such a shame that he backed out. But as long as his plans will still be carried out, everything will be fine I guess! Thank you for your service Sir!

  • EdgarEdgar

    Karma with the big K — Kanser.

    Kanser of the prostate.

  • joe__bloggs

    No change there, then! The Angaras rule the roost.

    The Aurorans can have anyone they like… as long as he/she is an Angara.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Now, ain’t that a big boost for the anti-political dynasty movement?!

    Voluntarily jumping out of the frying pan to become the Chief Cook!

  • Albert Einstien

    PARANG RH lang me freedom of choice KUNO….angara nk americana ba o angara na nk

  • damoeto

    Lintik talaga ang politica sa Pinas parang moro-moro. Kung di anak, kapatid, lolo, lola, apo at iba pa.

  • phantomofhope


  • Cubano

    Wala pa ring pagbabago, Angara pa rin.  Nakakasawa na…….

  • sakinlang

    Di na ba kayo tinatablan ng hiya? Wala na bang matino diyan sa Aurora? Ang gara naman!

  • sam_aquino

    angara pa din???  susmayosep nmn!!! 

    ginawa nyo ng mag-anak na negosyo ang pilipino, a???  angara mo, angara…  

  • dark matter

    Kamusta ang Aurora? Maunlad na ba?

  • generalproblem

    wala na bang iabng may utak sa aurora at puro angara na lang. mga taga aurora mag isip naman kayo dyan puro angara ang namamahala ng probinsya nyo eh wala pa din kayong asenso

  • Harry

    About time the people put a stop to dynasty plague.

  • Bert


  • kilabot

    manyakis ang pamilyang eto. pinagsamantalahan paulit-ulit at palipat-lipat si aurora. perversion at its worst.

  • superlucky2


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