Central Mindanao Newswatch – local newspaper
MALAYBALAY CITY (06 Oct. 2021) – It’s incumbent city Vice Mayor Jay Warren R. Pabillaran against incumbent City Mayor Florencio “Doc Boy” T. Flores Jr. for the May 9, 2022 elections in Malaybalay.
Pabillaran filed his Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) as City Mayor at the Office of the City Elections Office morning on October 6.
He run under Bukidnon Paglaum Party (BPP), a dominant local political party now headed by 3rd District Rep. Manuel Antonio “Manoy” F. Zubiri who is running for Governor.
Pabillaran’s runningmate last termer City Councilor Rendon P. Sanggalang also filed his COCs.
Their 10 candidates for city councilors also filed their COCs on the same day.
The 10 who vied for the seat in the city councils are Rodney John C. Bides, Alain Joyce O Damasco, Lambert M. Tortola, Elpedio C. Sumanduran, Melchor P. Maramara, Al Adrian B. Antipasado, Vicar Louren G. Lofranco, Erick Dave L. Beltran, Christopher B. Soria, and Cromwell Kiril D. Dinlayan.
Of the 10 candidates for city councilors, only Soria and Dinlayan are re-electionists.
But a day before, certain Jason P. Marabe filed his COCs as vice mayor and certain Joe Carlo T. Macapala as city councilor. Both are running as Independent candidates.
As of 4:00 p.m. on October 6, Mayor Flores and his team under 4th District Rep. Rogelio Neil P. Roque as Governor have not yet filed their COCs.