Ikaw na, ‘te! Congress bet gets support of CamSur’s bigwigs
Former Pasacao, Camarines Sur mayor Asuncion Villamante Arceno or “AVA” has nothing more to wish for.
The province’s four influential political clans- the Villafuertes, Alfelors, Andayas, and Fuentebellas- have pledged to support AVA’s candidacy for representative of Camarines Sur’s 2nd District.
AVA is running under 1st District Rep. Rolanda Andaya’s Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) ticket, which forged partnership with former 3rd District Rep. Luis Villafuerte and former Speaker Arnulfo Fuentebella’s United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), and former 4th District Rep. Felix Alfelor.
Andaya and the three former lawmakers even accompanied Ava when she filed her candidacy, according to Bicol Mail.
Also joining the former Pasacao mayor’s group was Alfelor’s daughter, Remelisa “Peachie” Alfelor-Moraleda, who is running for vice governor in tandem with Arnulfo Brian “Arnie” Fuentebella, son of Fuentebella.
In endorsing AVA, Andaya said the former mayor is the “best choice” to replace outgoing 2nd District Rep. Diosdado “Dato” Arroyo, son of former president and incumbent Pampanga 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
AVA was one of Dato’s trusted municipal mayors in the district.
AVA was elected municipal mayor of Pasacao in 2007, defeating an incumbent vice-mayor, an incumbent municipal councilor, and a three-termer municipal councilor in mayoral elections.
AVA won again in 2010 but lost in the 2013 elections against then Councilor Niño Tayco of the Nacionalista Party.
In the 2016 elections, AVA will be fitted against Villafuerte’s son, former governor LRay Villafuerte.
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