Independents try luck in the ring

As the major political factions have already forged an alliance, the others who wanted to join the race remain optimistic of their chances. In photo left-right: Broadcaster Choy Gallarde for Dumaguete City Councilor; incumbent Councilor Alan Gel Cordova for City Vice-Mayor, and fellow incumbent Councilors Jose Victor Imbo and Estanislao Alviola for Sangguniang Panlalawigan in the second district.

There are record number of independents who are running for city, municipal and provincial positions in an apparent defiant response to the coalition that was forged between the two main political factions in Negros Oriental.

In the gubernatorial race, three-term Board Member Ikay Villanueva and broadcaster Dindo Generoso, both independents, will challenge Governor Degamo in his re-election bid, even if they believe , they have less chances of toppling the incumbent.

In Dumaguete City alone, two mayoral bets filed as independents namely William Ablong and Quirino Aurelia Ramirez to challenge Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo. Whereas for the vice-mayorship, two others are running as independent Councilor Alan Gel Cordova and Nelson Layague.

Former councilors Peter Catan, Dandan Teves-Leon and Noel De Jesus are staging comebacks as independents after incumbents Agustin Miguel Perdices and Manuel Sagarbarria have opted to join the Lupad ticket under Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo.

Aside from the three former councilors, there are four other independent candidates for the City Council namely Dennis Ron Banogon Futalan, Juancho Gallarde, Roy Caro Lumjod and Bernice Aseòas Elmaco.

In the second district, Dumaguete City Councilors Jose Victor Imbo and Estanislao Alviola will be running as independent candidates for Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

Most of them were part of the Sagarbarria bandwagon but now opted to run on their own in pursuit of their principles of independence.—

There are record number of independents who are running for city, municipal and provincial positions in an apparent defiant response to the coalition that was forged between the two main political factions in Negros Oriental.

In the gubernatorial race, three-term Board Member Ikay Villanueva and broadcaster Dindo Generoso, both independents, will challenge Governor Degamo in his re-election bid, even if they believe , they have less chances of toppling the incumbent.

In Dumaguete City alone, two mayoral bets filed as independents namely William Ablong and Quirino Aurelia Ramirez to challenge Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo. Whereas for the vice-mayorship, two others are running as independent Councilor Alan Gel Cordova and Nelson Layague.

Former councilors Peter Catan, Dandan Teves-Leon and Noel De Jesus are staging comebacks as independents after incumbents Agustin Miguel Perdices and Manuel Sagarbarria have opted to join the Lupad ticket under Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo.

Aside from the three former councilors, there are four other independent candidates for the City Council namely Dennis Ron Banogon Futalan, Juancho Gallarde, Roy Caro Lumjod and Bernice Aseòas Elmaco.

In the second district, Dumaguete City Councilors Jose Victor Imbo and Estanislao Alviola will be running as independent candidates for Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

Most of them were part of the Sagarbarria bandwagon but now opted to run on their own in pursuit of their principles of independence.—