Perez dynasty under threat in Urdaneta
At least two politikos are planning to wrest the Urdaneta City Hall from the hold of the Perez family.
A Politiko source said incumbent Vice Mayor Franco Paolo San Juan Del Prado and former Vice Mayor Onofre “Bong” Gorospe are possible challengers to two-term mayor Mayor Amadeo Gregorio “Bobom” E. Perez IV of the Nationalist Peoples Coalition (NPC).
Del Prado assumed the vice mayorship when then Vice Mayor Julio Parayn died August 20, 2013.
Del Prado was elected under the Liberal Party but transferred to the Nationalist Peoples Coalition when he assumed the position of vice mayor.
The Del Prado and Perez families are related by blood through the San Juan family of Urdaneta City.
Perez is the son of Manila Economic Cooperation Chairman and former Urdaneta City mayor Amadeo R. Perez Jr.
Perez is supporting for 5th District Rep Mark Cojuangco for governor and Rep. Kimi Cojuangco’s reelection bid.
The source said Governor Amado T. Espino Jr., who will run for the 5th district congressional seat, is talking to both Del Prado and Gorospe for an alliance in 2016.
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