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Journalists’ brawl briefly mars filing of COCs in Bulacan

By: - Correspondent / @inquirerdotnet
/ 07:11 PM October 16, 2018
Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado and Vice Gov. Daniel R. Fernando

Bulacan Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado (left) and Vice Gov. Daniel R. Fernando (right) attend an event honoring centenarians in Bulacan in October 2018. (Photo from the Facebook page of the Provincial Government of Bulacan)

CITY OF MALOLOS — Two Bulacan journalists on Tuesday, Oct. 16, engaged in a brawl at the local election office, stealing the limelight from Gov. Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado, who filed his candidacy for vice governor, and Vice Gov. Daniel Fernando, who is gunning for the gubernatorial post.

A cameraman hired by a stringer for a television news network and a Bulacan newspaper writer clashed during a heated argument just before the start of a press conference in the afternoon.

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They started punching each other, until another newsman and a police officer broke up the fight, said Frederick Silverio, president of the Bulacan Press Club.

Fernando, a candidate of the National Unity Party, will be running against Malolos City Mayor Christian Natividad, the gubernatorial candidate of the ruling party, PDP-Laban.

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It is not clear who will challenge Alvarado, although reports say either Councilor Joseph Andrew Mendoza of his father, former Gov. Joselito Mendoza, will seek the vice governor’s post. /atm

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