Ex- Governor Raul Lee Substitutes For Wife (Sally Lee) As Sorsogon Gubernatorial Candidate
From PIO- LGU Bulan Mr. Tonyboy Gilana
Sorsogon City, December 15, 2009:
In a sudden twist of events, incumbent Sorsogon Governor Sally A. Lee (Lakas-Kampi-CMD), gave up her bid to run for another term, when she filed yesterday at the provincial Comelec a certificate of withdrawal of her candidacy in favor of her husband, former three-termer Governor Raul Lee. December 14 was the last day for filing of substitute candidates by COMELEC-accredited parties.
Political analysts here said that with the entry of the former Governor, the opposition, led by Second District Congressman Jose G. Solis , running under the Kampi Party is in for a real run for their money as the former governor is seen as a more formidable force than his wife. While Governor Sally was seen as having done much for the province in her single term as governor, the ex-governor is believed to be a more unifying force on account of his political keenness and relationship with key political leaders all over the province. He never lost touch with all his political allies, and has continuously observed and participated in major political developments in the province.
While Lee is in for a tough fight in Bulan town, since Solis is from this place, which has a voting population of 46,000, the second biggest in the province, this was neutralized by the partnership with Lee of Bulan ex-mayor Guiming De Castro as vice-gubernatorial candidate. Analysts say Solis may win in Bulan but not with a margin big enough to carry him to victory. The De Castro camp promises a surprise win in Bulan for Lee, who has himself been beloved to the local populace. /
From PIO- Bulan
(Excerpts from Sorsogon Newsweek, JLG, November 29-December 5, 2009 issue)
Three strong contenders are expected to slug it out in the forthcoming May 10, 2010 mayoralty race here. These personalities include businessman Ronnel Uy Lim (Nacionalista Party), incumbent Vice-Mayor Danilo Pura (Kampi Party), and former SORECO II Director and Board Chairman Rene Hermo (Ang Kapatiran Party).
Hermo is said to be banking for support from the business and religious sectors here; Pura on the other hand reportedly depends on the political and logistical support of gubernatorial aspirant Jose Solis; while Lim is said to be supported and indorsed by the majority of local and barangay leaders.
Outgoing Mayor Deogracias Ramos (Liberal Party), who is running for the Second Congressional District is expected to be neutral, or shall decline to endorse anyone from among the three contenders.
The younger Lim, is said to be getting the edge, as of press time.
Other Mayoralty candidates include Cesar Bartolome (Independent), Alfredo Buergo (Independent) and Ramon EScoto (Independent).
In the Vice-mayor’s race, it will be a battle between incumbent vice-mayor Ramon Encinares (Ang Kapatiran Party); Councilor Juanito Escandor of Kampi; Sixto Estareja of partido Liberal, councilor Adan Eva (Independent). Another candidate is Angel Esmeria, independent.
There are 41 councilor candidates.
Meanwhile, there are three congressional candidates from this town. They are incumbent Mayor Ding Ramos, Cyril Ramos and Judge Edmundo Escalante. They will up against political bigwigs of the second district, like the wife of Congressman Joey Solis, former PCSO Manager Cardo Golpeo, Dr. Sappho Gillego-Ong (Daughter of the late Congressman Boning Gillego), Bulusan Mayor Johny Guysayko, and Provincial Board Member Arze Glipo of Irosin. /
December 11, 2009
From: Tonyboy Gilana, Bulan PIO
Bulan, Sorsogon, December 11, 2009: We are here furnishing our internet readers, particularly Bulanenos and Sorsoguenos, of the complete list of provincial/congressional candidates who filed with the Provincial Comelec Office to run in the forthcoming May 10, 2010 National and Local Elections:
1. Amadeo “Ding” S. Brin, Philippines Green Republican Party;
2. Ramon “Monching” M. Gallinera, Aksyon Demokratiko/Liberal Party
3. Felizardo “Feliz” G. Garil, Alpha Omega 9K Party
4. Antonio “Tony” V. Imperial, Independent
5. Sally A. Lee, Lakas-Kampi CMD
6. Jose G. Solis, Kampi Party
1. Guillermo “Guiming” O. De Castro, Lakas-Kampi -CMD
2. Rosario “Cherry” D. Diaz, Kampi Party
3. Antonio “Kruni” H. Escudero, NPC/Liberal Party
4. Nida F. Gamos, Aksyon Demokratiko/Liberal Party
5. Mirafe D. Godisan, Alpha Omega 9K Party
FIRST DISTRICT, PROVINCIAL BOARD MEMBERS:
1. Abitria, Edgar M, Independent
2. Amor, Owen B., Kampi Party
3. Anonuevo, Rolando, R, Lakas-Kampi CMD
4. Aquino, Rebecca DL. , Liberal Party
5. Borromeo , Nonito, Jr. , J, Kampi
6. De Hitta, Joseph G., Kampi
7. De Jesus, Gregorio M., NPC/ Liberal Party
8. Dioneda, Mark Eric, C., Liberal Party
9. Duran, Fernando David III, Lakas-Kampi CMD
10. Hitta, Marife L. Independent
11. Laguna, Ferdinand E. , Kampi Party
12. Lotino, Eddie O., KBL
13. Lucila, Raul M. PDP Laban
14. Marianito, Ramil A. Nacionalista Party
15. Merciales, Antonio R. NPC/Liberal Party
16. Perete, Arnulfo L., Liberal Party
17. Ravanilla, Franco Eric Ong, Liberal Party
SECOND DISTRICT, PROVINCIAL BOARD MEMBER:
1. Barrun, Rolando G., Independent
2. Camposano, Gina F, Kampi Party
3. Doma, Benito, L., Lakas-Kampi CMD
4. Escandor, Angel E., Lakas Kampi CMD
5. Flores, Mariam D. Kampi Party
6. Frivaldo, Francisco G., Lakas Kampi CMD
7. Frivaldo, Juanita T. AksyonDemokratiko/Liberal
8. Frivaldo, Vladimir Ramon B., Kampi Party
9. Fungo, Salvador G. Independent
10. Genova, Angelita A. Alpha Omega 9K Party
11. Gois, Joey L. , Liberal Party
12. Gonzales, Toby A. , Lakas Kampi CMD
13. Guban, Renato DV, Lakas Kampi CMD
14. Guyala, Albino G., Kampi Party
15. Laguna , Theophane, E., Independent
16. Lopez, Saturnino L. Independent
17. Reyes, Carlos M., Kampi Party
18. So, Gino G. , LP/NPC
FOR CONGRESSMAN, FIRST DISTRICT:
1. Escudero, Salvador H. , NPC
2. Hamor, Edwin B., Nacionalista Party
FOR CONGRESSMAN, SECOND DISTRICT:
1. De Guzman, Flocerfida A, Kampi Party
2. Escalante, Edmundo H., PMP
3. Gavanzo, Rosario G., Alpha Omega 9K Party
4. Glipo, Arze G. , Partido Demikratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan
5. Golpeo, Ricardo G., NPC
6. Guysayko, Juan G., Nacionalista Party
7. Ong, Sappho Gillego, Independent
8. Ramos, Cyril E., Independent
9. Ramos, Deogracias, B., Liberal Party
Meanwhile, in Sorsogon City, it will be a fight between incumbent Mayor Leovic Dioneda (Liberal Party) and the incumbent Vice-Mayor Edmundo Atutubo(PMP) for the mayoralty, while the Governor’s son Bobet Lee (Lakas Kampi CMD) will slug it out against incumbent councilor Roel Sta. Ana (Independent).
There are three councilorial districts in Sorsogon City, East, West and Bacon District. A total of 56 candidates will vie for the councilorial positions.
In Barcelona Town, Second District, Incumbent Mayor Salvador Estuye (Kampi) will try for a second term on an one-on -one battle against Provincial Administrator Manuel “Wowo” Fortes ( Nacionalista Party). There are four vice-mayoralty candidates and 21 candidates for councilor.
In Donsol Town, home of the world-famous Butandings or whale-sharks. Incumbent Mayor Jerome Alcantara (Liberal Party) will fight against three other mayoralty candidates: former Mayor Salve Ocaya (Lakas Kampi CMD), Incumbent Vice-Mayor Cleofe Migdonio (Aksyon Demokratiko/Liberal Party) and Pancho Abitria of Kampi Party. There are three vice-mayoralty candidates and 31 candidates for the municipal council.
Other Sorsogon towns will follow in our next PIO news release. /
Submitted on 2009/12/02 at 4:10am
Bulan, Sorsogon, December 2, 2009: The filing of the certificates of candidacy for the national and local elections in the May 10, 2010 automated election officially closed at 12:00 midnight of December 1, 2009.
Bulan Comelec Officer Ma. Claire Salut-Laceda furnished the Municipal Information Office the list of those who filed their certificates of candidacy for the various local positions.
Here’s a summary of the list of the local candidates:
Mayor: Helen C. De Castro (incumbent)
Vice-Mayor: Manuel D. Gogola (incumbent)
De Castro, Guillermo, Jr. C. (incumbent)
Dellomas, Jolife L. (incumbent)
Delmonte, Luis C. (Zone 4 capitan)
Gerona, Simplicio U. (incumbent)
Engr. Gigantone, Ronnie L.
Guran, Patricia L. (incumbent)
Hao, Bernard H. (incumbent Board Member)
Tan, Jose G. (former councilor)
Aksyon Demokratiko/Liberal Party
Mayor: Cesar O. Gogola
Vice-Mayor: Crisostomo G. Gotladera
Alcantara, Noli G. (former councilor)
Asuncion Angelito Xavier L.
Diesta, Arque DV
Evasco, Permo E. (San Isidro capitan)
Porras, Andres G. (former Liga President)
Mayor : Redentor G. Guyala
Vice-Mayor: Oscar G. Deri (former Board Member)
Bautista, Ernesto D.
Boncan, Antonio B. (Gate capitan, incumbent)
Cano, Vicente A.
Golloso, Alvin G.
Grafil, Jose Gunao
Guray, Gerry G.
Oseo, Gilbert C.
Valeriano, Recto G.
Councilor: Que, Roberto, Jr. M. (incumbent)
Burias, Elmer C. (incumbent councilor)
Dellomas-Fundano, Joy L. (former Board Member)
Robles, Marnellie B.
Gernale, Arturo G.
Gocoyo, Ronaldo M. (former councilor, Lakas-Kampi, De Castro wing)
Grafil, Jose Golloso
Uy, Louie S.
Meanwhile, the Municipal Information Officer was able to obtain a partial list of candidates in the Provincial and District Levels.
1. Incumbent Governor Sally A. Lee (of Sorsogon City) Lakas-Kampi-CMD
2. Incumbent II District Congressman Jose G. Solis(of Bulan), Kampi Party
3. Ramon Gallinera (of Bulusan)
1. Former Mayor Guillermo O. De Castro, Sr. (of Bulan), Lakas-Kampi-CMD
2. Board Member Rosario Diaz (of Sorsogon City), Kampi Party
3. Former Vice Gov. Antonio Escudero (of Casiguran), Nationalist People’s Coalition
4. Former Mayor Nida Gamos (of Sta. Magdalena)
FOR CONGRESSSMAN, First District:
1. Incumbent Salvador Escudero (of Sorsogon City), Nationalist People’s Coalition
2. Former Casiguran Mayor Edwin Hamor (of Casiguran), Nacionalista Party
FOR CONGRESSMAN, Second District:
1. Flor Solis (of Bulan), Kampi Party
2. Former PCSO Gen Mgr. Ricardo G. Golpeo (of Bulan), NPC
3. Dr. Sappho Gillego-Ong (of Bulan), Independent
4. Cyril Ramos (of Gubat)
5. Mayor Deogracias Ramos (of Gubat)
6. Judge Escalante (of Gubat)
7. Incumbent Board Member Arze Glipo (Irosin)
8. Bulusan Mayor Juan Guysayko
Certificates of candidacy have also been filed with the Provincial COMELEC for the Provincial Board positions.
In Bulan, the three independent candidates for Vice-Mayor, Elmer Burias, Joy Dellomas-Fundano and Marnellie Ballesteros-Robles have all decided to adopt incumbent mayor Helen De Castro as his/her mayoralty candidate.
A total of 46,125 voters have been registered by Bulan COMELEC. There are 265 precincts which shall be clustered to 83 polling precincts during the May 2010 elections.