Remulla Cavite reelectionist Governor Jonvic Remulla and running mate Tagaytay City Councilor Athena Tolentino lead the 633 candidates on the first day of the 45-day campaign for local candidates. Photo by Dennis Abrina

Remulla-Tolentino lead Cavite bets campaign kick-off

March 25, 2022 Dennis Abrina 214 views

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite – Reelectionist Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla and running mate Tagaytay City Councilor Athena Tolentino lead the campaign kick-off of local candidates here, Friday, March 25, 2022, on the first day of the 45-day campaign period set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Remulla and Tolentino attend early morning holy mass at the historic Immaculate Conception Church in Naic, Cavite together with Mayoral and Vice Mayoral candidate Raffy Dualan and Junio Dualan then proceeded to Silang to join Mayoral Candidate Lourdes “Omil” Poblete, Cavite 5th District Congressional bet Roy Loyola in a “walk” rally around the town proper.

Around 633 candidates for the May 9, 2022 local elections here in the entire Cavite province begin their respective campaigns today for the gubernatorial, vice gubernatorial, congressional, and board members for eight districts of the province, city and town mayoral bets including vice mayoral candidates and councilors vying for the 268 elective positions.

Most of the candidates will begin with a holy mass in their respective localities in the morning with their respective teams and followed by the motorcades and unity walks, house-to-house, and caucuses.

Candidates in Indang led by reelectionist Mayor Perfecto Fidel and party mates start the day with a holy mass at the historic St. Gregory, the Great Church in Bgy. Poblacion, Indang town at 6:00 a.m.

Remulla and Tolentino also joined the proclamation rally of Imus Congressman and Mayoral aspirant Alex “AA” Advincula, Imus District Congressional bet Adrina “AJ” Advincula, Vice Mayoral candidate Homer Saquilayan, Board member bets Arnel “Ony” Cantimbuhan, and Shernan Jaro of National Unity Party (NUP) to be held at Imus Grandstand in Bgy. Malagasang 1-G at 5:00 p.m.

According to Ervin Ace Navarette, media relation staff of Cong. Advincula, around 8,000 supporters from 97 local villages here attended the political rally with Rivermaya as guest band performer on the nightcap.

In District 1, Noveleta reelectionist Mayor Dino Chua and Team Unlad Noveleta, Kawit reelectionist Mayor Angelo Aguinaldo and party mates, Rosario reelectionist Mayor Voltaire Ricafrente and running mate Bam Bam Gonzales, Cavite City Mayoral bet Denver Chua will begin the day with a holy mass on Holy Cross Church in Noveleta, Santa Maria Magdalena Church in Kawit, Santo Rosario Church in Salinas (Rosario) town, and San Roque Church in Cavite City.

The four town candidates of Noveleta, Kawit, Rosario, and Cavite City held a motorcade in their area heading to Noveleta Plaza at 6:00 p.m. for the proclamation rally with Vice Governor and Cavite 1st District Congressional bet Ramon “Jolo” Revilla III.

Incumbent Rosario Vice Mayor and Mayoral aspirant Antonio “Mao” Luna and running mate Jun Badidles and local National Unity Party (NUP) party held their proclamation rally at Tejero Convention covered court at 5:00 p.m.

In 2nd District, Deputy Speaker and Bacoor City mayoral candidate Edwin “Strike” Revilla, Mayor and Bacoor Congressional candidate Lani Mercado-Revilla, Vice Mayoral candidate Rowena Bautista Mendiola, Board member candidates Edwin Malvar, and Ram Revilla and 12 councilor candidates start their campaign in a holy mass at Santo Niño De Molino Church in Bahayang Pag-asa road, Molino V and a motorcade around the locality.

In 6th District, the Ferrer brothers – GenTri (General Trias) Congressman and unopposed Mayoral bet Luis “Jon Jon” Ferrer IV, unopposed Congressional bet and concurrent Mayor Antonio Ferrer, Vice Mayoral candidate Jonas Labuguen, board member candidates Kerby Salazar, and Vice Mayor Morit Sison and 12 city councilor candidates started their day in a holy mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Bgy. Jalavera in upland part of the city and motorcade at upland Bgys. Panungyanan, Javalera, Alingaro, and Biclatan.

In 8th District, Alfonso reelectionist Mayor Randy Salamat and Team Salamat attended a holy mass at St. John Nepomucene in the town proper and conducted a motorcade, Magallanes unopposed reelectionist Mayor Jasmin Maligaya-Bautista, and party mates attended a mass on March 24, 2022 at Nuestra Señora De Guia, went to a motorcade on Friday.

In Mendez Nuñez town, incumbent Vice Mayor and Mayoral aspirant Francisco “Cocoy” Mendoza Jr. of NUP and party mates went to a mass at St. Augustine Church and also participated in a motorcade.