Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez. Photo from twitter
TACLOBAN CITY: The reelection bid of Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez is being challenged by Tacloban City Vice Mayor Jerry “Sambo” Yao Ka Sin, who filed his candidacy for metropolis mayor on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) right here within the Astrodome on Friday morning.
Mayor Romualdez ran unopposed within the May 2019 elections.
Yao Ka Sin, who’s on his final time period as vice mayor, is working once more as an impartial candidate with no lineup.
“Today, we filed our certificates of candidacy for the place [of] mayor of our beloved metropolis, our birthplace, the town the place we grew up and the town now we have served for the previous 20 years — two years as a punong barangay (village chief), 9 years as a three-term metropolis councilor and now, on our ninth 12 months as vice mayor,” Yao Ka Sin stated.
The vice mayor stated he hopes Taclobanons would give him a chance to serve and lead them.
Mayor Romualdez, who’s now on his second time period, is anticipated to file his certificates of candidacy subsequent week.
Meanwhile, on the Leyte Comelec Provincial Office, Leyte Second District Rep. Karen Javier and Leyte Third District Rep. Vicente “Ching” Veloso filed their certificates for reelection.
Javier can be challenged by former Leyte Second District consultant Henry Ong, who will file his candidacy on Monday morning.