Taguig Tiñga-Cayetano showdown begins Sunday

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MANILA, Philippines—Easter Sunday will also mark the resurrection of the years-old Tiñga-Cayetano rivalry in Taguig, and the beginning of the political showdown for the May local elections.

Incumbent Mayor Laarni “Lani” Cayetano is scheduled to hold her proclamation rally at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Lower Bicutan Barangay Hall along C6 road, while her challenger, Rebecca Carissa “Rica” Tiñga, is slated to kick off the campaign period with a Mass and a motorcade at 1 p.m. at Barangay Pinagsama.

Rica is a former Taguig councilor and is the youngest child of Cayetano’s rival in the 2010 elections, former Supreme Court Justice Dante Tiñga. In 2010, Cayetano won by a slim margin, with 95,865 votes against Tiñga’s 93,445.

Tiñga filed an electoral protest which the Commission on Elections junked in October last year. The Comelec noted that the recount of 20 percent of votes from 43 selected precincts showed Cayetano was still in the lead, with 12,497 votes over Tiñga’s 12,011.  Tiñga elevated the election protest to the Supreme Court.

Rica is also the sister of Taguig Rep. Sigfrido “Freddie” Tiñga, who was mayor of the city from 2001 until Cayetano’s victory in 2010.

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  • 2rey3

    20% pa lang ng mga boto ang nabilang at less than five hundred lang ang lamang ni Cayetano kat Tinga ay dinismiss na kaagad ng COMELEC ang kaso. Halata namang nasindak lang talaga ang COMELEC ng talak ni Cayetano. Sad. Dapat hwag ng iboto itong si Peter cayetano kaso maraming pera sa TV kaya tumaas ang rating o di kaya malakas siya sa mg survey outfits. Sad.

    • Brax82

      Would vote anybody else rather than Tinga. Kaya di maalis alis mga addict sa taguig dahil sa kanila.

      • Loggnat

        “The lesser of two evils”, sabi nga pero yung tanga ay hindi naman evil yun at may opportunidad na maging konting tanga lang kung mabilis matututo sa mga experiensiya at kung matiyaga na pag-aaralan ang mga ginagawang trabaho niya. :))

      • Brax82

        Yup may point… So kung Cayetano or Tinga lng tlga pagpipilian then mapipilitan nlangnako mag Cayetano especially kung may concrete plan siya na paalisin ang mga grug pushers na kinalat ni Tinga sa Taguig.

  • galit_sa_oligarko

    Cayetano’s is the real reform in taguig

    • Brax82

      Really don’t like the Cayetanos, may iba pa ba? Lalo na kay Tinga, masaya nnman mga adik atbdrug lords pag nanalo yun.

  • boybakal

    The Tingas are the bonafide, real genuine Taguig.
    The Cayetanos are transients…we do not know where they come from.
    Vote for Tingas….the truly people of Taguig.

    • Brax82

      Yeah vote for Tinga, para mas mura at marami ang drugs! Shheesshhh!

    • nakawan

      If Tinga wins, unahan na sa pila ang mga coke addicts sa Taguig :) the good old days will be back! yay!!!

  • kilabot

    the cayetano’s and tinga’s should be politically buried for good.
    taguig needs new leaders.

    • Brax82

      I couldn’t agree more!

    • nakawan

      then find some. i don’t like these two names cropping up every time either, but who else is left?

  • Angry Bird

    ang mga Tinga ang nagpa asenso ng taguig, from a low class municipality to become one of the best city in the metro…vote for Rica Tinga..

    • Brax82

      How? Through drug money? Wow! Should we be thankful then?

    • hustlergalore

      perhaps you are referring to fort bonifacio, an enclave in taguig. LOL

  • Brax82

    Mga Adik ang boboto kay Tinga, mga tanga naman kay Cayetano.

  • brando alejandro

    Lahat na lang may Lani Cayetano na markings. Lahat ng police patrol car meron din ganoon tatak. Akala mo pera nila pimabili,

    • Brax82

      Oo nga, buti pa si Tinga di linagyan ng tatak yung lalagyan ng shabu na binibenta nila.

  • Brax82

    Some idiot just posted na ndi nman daw si Cong at Running Mayor Tinga ang mga Addict, tapos mga alipores daw ni Lani may mga panabong na manok sa Munisipyo. Tanong ko lang, Sir, High ka ba? sabihin nating kunware ndi addict ang mga tinga pero may gagawin ba sila tungkol sa Drug issues ng Taguig? Wala kasi nkikinabang sila. Iboto ang mga Tinga! Cge Shabu Pa!

  • galit_sa_oligarko

    Mga tinga ang init ng mata sa mga taga tenement, gustong gusto na kami paalisin. after ipagbili ang fti.Thanks sa paghaharang ng bagong mayor Lani. di na mananalo mga tinga na yan dito sa tenement.

  • Brax82

    To the Cayetano’s, show a concrete plan on how to solve the illegal drugs issue in Taguig and I’m sure you will win the election. Yan kasi ang bread and butter ng mga Tinga, how I wish si Duterte nalang ang tumakbo para sa Taguig.

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