ANAKALUSUGAN party-list Rep. Mike Defensor, together with former Representative and now Councilor Winnie Castelo, are scheduled to file their certificates of candidacy for Quezon City mayor and vice mayor, respectively, this Thursday morning, at the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) filing center at The Elements, Eton Centris, Diliman, Quezon City.
The Defensor-Castelo tandem will be leading Malayang Quezon City, a broad united opposition coalition that is fielding a full local slate in the 2022 elections.
The coalition includes incumbent and reelectionist Quezon City Representatives Anthony Peter “Onyx” Crisologo (first district); Precious Hipolito-Castelo (second district); and Allan Reyes (third district).
The alliance is also fielding Councilor Marvin Rillo as congressional candidate for the fourth district of Quezon City; Rose Lin as congressional candidate for the fifth district; and former Representative Vincent “Bingbong” Crisologo as congressional candidate for the sixth district.
The fifth and sixth congressional districts will be vacated by representatives who shall have fully served their three consecutive, three-year terms in Congress, and are thus already barred from running for the same position.