By DELIA BAGNI
BAGUIO CITY — Commission on Election – Cordillera Administrative Region (Comelec-CAR) listed Abra vice mayor among the candidates who backed out from the 2013 May Elections along with other candidates in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
According to Attorney Julius Torres, Acting Regional Election Director of Comelec-CAR, their list of officials who withdrew their Certificate of Candidacy (COC) is not yet complete because the deadline for submission of withdrawal, nuissance candidates and substitution for the 2013 May elections is on December 21, and as of now the hearing on two nuissance candidates in CAR is under process.
Torres said that Dominador Aklan running for Vice Mayor and unopposed in Abra withdrew his COC. He added that they are still waiting for interested parties to file for the position until the deadline of submission is reached.
He stated that if until the deadline no one has filed for the position then the number one elected councilor will automatically be declared as the vice mayor.
Aspiring politicians who backed out are Joevan Tiwang for Sanguniang Panlalawigan of Kalinga, Ignacio Afidchao for Vice mayor of Bontoc, Mountain Province, Kennedy Bongalaw and Alberto Honnag of Lagawe, Ifugao for councilor, John Bagangan for Tadian councilor, and in Baguio City, Freddie Chua Gonzales running for mayor withdrew his candidacy.
He added that CAR’s election process has been peaceful since the start of the COC filing. # nordis.net