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Fariñas patriarch comes out of retirement, to run for Ilocos Norte governor

/ 07:22 PM November 15, 2021

Former Ilocos Norte 1st District Rep. Rudy Fariñas (3rd from right) will run for governor of the province after he substituted for Juner Daniega Jacinto of the Partido Para sa Demokratikong Reporma. Jacinto filed his certificate of candidacy on Oct. 8. Fariñas beat the substitution deadline, reaching the provincial Comelec office four minutes before the closing time. (Photo courtesy of the Philippine Information Agency-Ilocos Norte)

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte Former Ilocos Norte 1st District Rep. Rudy Fariñas filed his candidacy for governor on Monday as he dropped his plans to already retire from politics.

Fariñas substituted for Juner Daniega Jacinto of the Partido Para sa Demokratikong Reporma. Jacinto filed his certificate of candidacy on October 8.

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Beating the substitution deadline, Fariñas arrived at the provincial office of the Commission on Elections four minutes before the closing time.

Fariñas will be running against incumbent Gov. Matthew Marcos Manotoc, the son of Senator Imee Marcos. Manotoc is seeking a second term.

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In 2019, Fariñas also sought to run as governor but decided to drop his candidacy at the last minute which left Manotoc to run unopposed.

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