Gadon eyes Senate seat, Vargas to run for councilor, Villar seeks reelection

October 5, 2021 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 810 views

LAWYER Larry Gadon on Tuesday filed his certificate of candidacy (CoC) for senator while Quezon City 5th District Rep. Alfred Vargas will run for councilor and Deputy Speaker Camille Villar of the lone congressional district of Las Piñas City will seek reelection.

“We are now a backward country compared to other neighboring Asian countries. Kaya ngayon, ako ay tumatakbong senador upang masusugan na mapalitan ang Konstitusyon sapagkat ang konstitusyong ‘yan ang sumisikil sa ating pag-unlad,” Gadon said after filing his CoC at the Sofitel Harbor Garden Tent in Pasay City.

Vargas, a three-term congressman, will attempt to return to his old post, in the Quezon City council.

He will be replaced by his brother, Councilor Patrick Michael “PM” Vargas who will run for the 5th congressional district.

“Si PM ang isang matibay na sandalan ko sa tatlong termino ko bilang congresista. He would support me in all my initiatives no matter how unpopular they may be. Pag kailangan, dapat may pagkilos anuman ang balakid, he would reassure me. Kinausap niya ako bago siya nag file ng CoC. Sabi niya, ‘dapat pang ituloy ang lahat ng iyong ipinaglalaban, Kuya. I understand your cause and vision. And because of that, I will run. Your positive effect on the lives of our ka-distritos has to continue. I will do it for your constituents. You and I owe them that.’ Then I knew, my brother and I are one,” Vargas, a multi-awarded actor and 2019 Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) awardee for Public Service, said.

Deputy Speaker Camille Villar filed her CoC at the Office of the Regional Election Director – Commission on Elections- National Capital Region (Comelec-NCR) for reelection as representative of the lone district of Las Piñas City on Tuesday.

Villar, who is vying for her second term in public service, said she will continue to bring basic services closer to her constituents and help in the city’s full recovery from the pandemic.