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Cavite reelectionists dominate ‘lopsided’ local races
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite – Elections in Cavite province are expected to be lopsided on May 9, 2022, for the gubernatorial, vice gubernatorial, and six mayoral of towns in the province.
Some political observers see incumbent Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla winning again with frontrunner presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and vice-presidential tandem Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte due to the weakness of its rivals in the said position.
Reelectionist Governor Juanito Victor “Jonvic” Remulla Jr. of the National Unity Party (NUP) is up against three independent challengers Augusto Pera, Jerum Gilles, and Edwina Aguinaldo, while his running mate, Tagaytay City’s topnotch Councilor Athena Tolentino versus low key independent bet Joseph Jamboy.
Five mayoral candidates from the cities of Bacoor, Imus, and Dasmariñas and the towns of Carmona and Indang have weak opposition compared to 14 localities with a “tight” fight, and four localities are unopposed.
Congressman Alex “AA” Advincula of lone district of Imus, Edwin “Strike” Revilla of Bacoor, Dahlia Loyola of 5th District, who are all running for the mayoral post, has light opponents together with Dasmariñas City reelectionist Mayor Jennifer Barzaga and Indang town reelectionist Mayor Perfecto Fidel.
Unopposed mayoral aspirants are Cong. Luis “Jon Jon” Ferrer IV of General Trias City, 8th District Cong. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino of Tagaytay City, reelectionist Tanza town Mayor Yuri Pacumio, and Magallanes town reelectionist Mayor Jasmin Maligaya-Bautista.
Unopposed Vice Mayoral candidates are Ismael Rodil of Indang, Arlyn Torres of Noveleta, Agnes Tolentino of Tagaytay City, and Simon “SM” Matro of Tanza town.