Sure win for GMA, Jon, Dong in House race

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Candidates seeking for a seat in Congress for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Districts of Pampanga are running unopposed, based on the certified list of candidates provided by the Commission on Elections.

Incumbent 1st District Rep. Carmelo “Jon” Lazatin II of the Kambilan party, former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo running under the Lakas Christian Muslim Democrats party and 3rd District Rep. Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales of the PDP-Laban have no opponents, save for Dr. Anna York Bondoc (Nationalista), who is trying to make a comeback as 4th District representative. An independent, Regino Mallari, will be challenging her.

Meanwhile, Gov. Dennis Pineda running under the National People’s Coalition (NPC) is being challenged by former Candaba mayor Danilo Baylon of the Liberal Party, while Vice Governor Lilia Pineda of Kambilan’s opponent is Ricardo Guevarra (Liberal Party).

For the Sangguniang Panlalawigan seat in the 1st District, those who filed their COCs were Joel Cruz (Liberal Party), Win-Win Garbo (NPC), Ben Jocson (Kambilan) and Dwight Morales of the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas.

Second District Board Member Fritzie David-Dizon of the NPC is seeking for reelection, along with incumbent BM Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab, also running under NPC. Also seeking for seats are two incumbent officials from Guagua town — Mayor Dante Torres of the Liberal Party and Vice Mayor Sajid Eusoof of Kambilan.

Third District Board Member Ananias Canlas Jr. of Aksyon Demokratiko is seeking for reelection, while two millennials whose parents are both public officials — – Mica Gonzales and Lucky Labung both of Kambilan — are also seeking seats in the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. Also filing their COCs for a seat in SP are Raquel Pineda running under Partido Demokratiko Pilipinas-Lakas ng Bayan and independent Tino Dizon, incumbent councilor of the City of San Fernando.

Incumbent 4th District Board Members Pol Balingit (Nacionalist Party) and Nelson Calara (Kambilan) are seeking for reelection, and are being challenged by Edgar Puno (Abag Promdi) and former BM Ric Yabut, running as an independent.

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