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Dismissed Camarines Norte governor, wife file COCs for 2019 polls

/ 03:04 PM October 15, 2018
Edgardo and Josefina Tallado

Camarines Norte governor Edgardo Tallado and wife Josefina file their certificates of candidacy (COCs) at the Comelec to run for provincial governor and representative for the first district of Camarines Norte, respectively. PHOTO by Stephanie Florida/Inquirer Southern Luzon

DAET, Camarines Norte — Dismissed Camarines Norte governor Edgardo Tallado and
 his wife, Josefina, filed their respective Certificates of Candidacy
 (COC) at the provincial Commission on Elections (Comelec)
here on Monday morning.

Tallado, who had served the period of dismissal issued by the
 Department of  the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in March, will be running 
for governor of the province again.


His dismissal was based on an 
Ombudsman decision which found him guilty of grave abuse 
of authority and grave misconduct in a complaint filed against him by
 former provincial veterinarian Edgardo Gonzalez in 2012.

READ: DILG enforces Ombudsman order dismissing Tallado as Governor


The interruption of his term of office allowed Tallado to run for a fourth term.

“Nothing could stop me now that the issue is already settled.
 Substantial enough to extend my term of office. I still have pending
 projects that I have to finish, I still want to serve Camarines Norte. 
There is still a lot that we can do,” Tallado said.

Meanwhile, Tallado’s wife, Josefina, will be running for congresswoman 
in the first district of Camarines Norte.  This will be her second try 
after losing in the 2016 elections.

Josefina said she will focus on the major concerns in the province 
if she is elected.

 “My focus will be the senior citizens, livelihood, and tourism,” she said.

The Tallados will be running under Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP)
 Laban party./ee

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