Update (07 April 2007): The list of candidates for the Kalinga gubernatorial race which you will find below should no longer include Rommel Diasen; the incumbent Kalinga vice governor who is gunning for the gubernatorial seat in this coming elections has been killed today. You can read the details here.
Boy, things are getting hotter in the Philippines. This is true not only weather wise but also politically. It will only get hotter as the summer months drag on and as the elections get closer. Now, if there is one thing that our colonized Filipino minds should have learned from mother America, it should have been the wisdom of holding elections in the cool month of November and not during the hot month of May.
Kawawa tuloy mga voters and the public school teachers who manage the polls who have to endure the heat in school rooms that have no aircon or sufficient ventilation. It would also be easier sana to placate the political hotheads if the weather is cool. Eh pag Mayo, ang init ng panahon kaya mainit din ang ulo ng mga tao.
Anyway, here’s an initial list of people running for the gubernatorial and congressional positions in the Cordillera Region (and those running for mayor in Baguio City). The sources for this list are the Northern Dispatch, Sunstar Baguio, Abrenian.com (its forum section), Frank Cimatu’s Pine for Pine (he also has a rundown for some mayoralty races), and Kalinga Tambayan (here and here).
Please note that this list is unofficial (because it didn’t come from the Commission on Elections or COMELEC) and incomplete. We will do an update once the official and complete list is released by the poll body. Or if you know of some candidates that are not included here (or some names that should be removed), then please advise us in the comments section. Click link below to read the list of candidates. Thanks.
Jose Mencio Molintas
Reinaldo Bautista Jr. (Incumbent — Acting Capacity)
Ramon Jun Labo
Samuel Dangwa (Incumbent)
Melchor Borromeo (Incumbent)
Victor Dominguez (Incumbent)
Maximo Dalog (Incumbent)
KALINGA (Updated: Based on Kalinga Tambayan)
Lawrence Wacnang (Incumbent Congressman, Last Term)
Solomon Chungalao (Incumbent)
Glenn Prudenciano (Incumbent)
Estaquio “Kit” Bersamin
Ma. Zita “Ching” Valera
Elias K. Bulut, Sr.
Elias Bulut, Jr.