Latest Stories

LP fields most number of mayoral bets in CamSur


NAGA CITY—While the Liberal Party (LP) lagged behind in terms of number of district and provincial bets among the three dominant contending parties in Camarines Sur, it tops in the number of bets running for mayor under its banner.

There are 26 LP mayoral candidates while both the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) and Nacionalista Party (NP) have 22 mayor bets each for city and town mayors spread in the five districts of Camarines Sur, records from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) showed.

The province has 35 towns, one component city and one independent chartered city of Camarines Sur.

In Naga City, LP carries the advantage of an incumbent with Mayor John Bongat running against two independent candidates. Elsewhere in the third district, where Naga City belongs, LP has six mayoral bets against the same number that of NPC. NP has five mayoral bets in the seven-town, one city third District where Leni Robredo (LP), widow of the late Jesse M. Robredo, is running against Nelly Villafuerte (NPC), wife of Rep. Luis R. Villafuerte, in the congressional race.

Four incumbent mayors running for reelection belong to the NPC’s ticket of Nelly Villafuerte while Bongat is the only reelectionist on Robredo’s side. Naga City has the biggest number of voters, at 79,743 or about 33 percent, of total voters in the district.

LP managed to field only three mayoral bets in the second district, where seven incumbent mayors are allied to reelectionist Rep. Diosdado Ignacio “Dato” Arroyo.

LP’s congressional candidate, former San Fernando Mayor Sabas Mabulo, is pitted against Arroyo and outgoing Gov. Luis Raymund “LRay” Villafuerte (NP), who has mayoral candidates in all the seven towns of the district.

In the five-town first district, four of the mayoral bets, one incumbent, are LP members even if they are allied with Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. of Lakas Christian Muslim Democrat.

Andaya however supports the gubernatorial candidacy of Rep. Luis R. Villafuerte (NPC), who is running against grandson Miguel Luis Villafuerte (NP), and former Solicitor General Anselmo Joel Cadiz (LP) and two more candidates.

LP and NPC have both nine candidates for town mayor in the 10-town fourth district, where the Fuentebella political dynasty holds sway for more than a century now.

LP fields actor Aga Muhlach against NPC’s William Felix Fuentebella.

NP has no mayoral bet in any of the towns of the district. NPC mayoral bet Ruel Velarde is running unopposed in Tinambac town, which has the biggest number of voters in the fourth district.

In the seven-town and one city fifth district, there are only three LP mayoral bets. In the district’s Iriga City, LP tosses Ganggang Alfelor against cousin Emmanuel Alfelor Jr. (NPC) and three independent candidates for city mayor. Ganggang is the younger brother of last-term Iriga City Mayor Madelaine Alfelor while Emmanuel Jr. is the son of Emmanuel Sr., now deceased, who had also served three terms as city mayor.

Mayor Alfelor and incumbent Rep. Salvio Fortuno (LP) are allied to Governor Villafuerte.

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: 2013 elections , Camarines Sur , Elections 2013 , Liberal Party , News , Regions , Tem PNoy

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
  1. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Sandigan junks Marcos family claim to Paoay property
  5. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  6. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  7. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  8. Maid confesses in killing of 2 and stabbing of employer in Laguna
  9. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  10. Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


  • Russia not abiding by agreement on Ukraine—Obama
  • Magnitude 6.7 quake off British Columbia coast
  • Blue ribbon committee not yet recalling Napoles
  • Ex-church leader nabbed for selling drugs
  • Camilla’s brother dies in US after head injury
  • Sports

  • Benzema guides Madrid to 1-0 win over Bayern
  • Suns’ Goran Dragic win NBA’s Most Improved Player award
  • Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
  • Ronaldo shakes off injury fears to play Bayern
  • Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series at 1-1
  • Lifestyle

  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Homemade yogurt, bread blended with pizza, even ramen
  • Entertainment

  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • Business

  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • This time, BIR goes after florists
  • Technology

  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning
  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
  • Marketplace