Braganza protégé to battle Celeste for Pangasinan seat in Congress
Pangasinan 1st District Rep. Jesus Celeste thought his run for a third straight term would be a breeze until a protégé of political rival Nani Braganza joined the race.
Celeste was surprised to find out that Alaminos City Administrator Wilmer Panabang filed his certificate of candidacy for congressman in the 1st district.
The 1st District is composed of Alaminos City, Bolinao, Bani, Anda, Sual Mabini, Agno, Burgos, Dasol, and Infanta.
Panabang was City Administrator when Braganza was Alaminos City Mayor.
The same source said that the Celeste camp was preparing for another battle with Braganza for political supremacy in this part of Pangasinan.
Arthur Celeste defeated Nani’s son, Lean Braganza, for mayor of Alaminos City in 2013.
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