The deadline has passed for the filing of Certificates of Candidacy (COC) at COMELEC and unless there will be substitutions, the unofficial list of candidates for next year’s election at the local level in Cagayan de Oro City have been determined.
This list is taken from online news articles by local media.
For Mayor: Incumbent City Mayor Oscar Moreno (LP) will have his hands full against former ally and 2nd Dist. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (CDP) and comebacking former City Mayor Vicente Emano (UNA). Other candidates are Felix Borres (Independent), Eric Saarenas (Independent) and Romeo Cabildo (Independent).
For Vice Mayor: Incumbent City Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas (UNA) will be challenged by top city councilor Roger Abaday (CDP) and Rainier Joaquin Uy (LP), son of 1st Dist. Rep. Rolando Uy.
For Representative (1st District): It will be a one-on-one battle between incumbent Rep. Rolando “Klarex” Uy (LP) against Lourdes Candy Darimbang who is running as an Independent but is reportedly being supported by both CDP and UNA.
For Representative (2nd District): ABANTE Partylist Rep. Maximo Rodriguez (CDP) will slug it out with veteran politicians Edgar Cabanlas (LP) and Ramon Tabor (UNA) for the post currently held by his brother Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. Others are Celso Balat (Independent), Chito Fernandez (Independent) and Evangeline Carrasco (Independent).
For Councilors (1st District):
Alejandro Abellera (CDP), Gil Banaag (CDP), Elmer dela Rosa (CDP), Roque Marban (CDP), Meneleo Navarro (CDP), Roy Hilario Raagas (CDP), Dures Tagayuna (CDP), Narcissius Tan (CDP);
Zaldy Ocon (LP), Marlyn Lagumen (LP), George Goking (LP), Reuben Daba (LP), Alfredo Carcosa (LP), Romeo Calizo (LP), Jay Pascual (LP), Dondon Allorin (LP);
Alvin Calingin (UNA), Annie Daba (UNA), Edna Dahino (UNA), Simeon Licayan (UNA), Pedro Balite (UNA), Jose Abbu (UNA), Lordan Suan (UNA), Ronald Waniwan (UNA)
Willian Guialani (Independent), Rhona Canoy (Independent), Benie Malinda (Independent), Roberto Olemig (Independent);
For Councilors (2nd District):
Filipino Amoguiz (CDP), Adonis Gumahad (CDP), James Judith (CDP), Omar Labuntog (CDP), Teodulfo Lao (CDP), Aaron Neri (CDP), Keith Paasa (CDP), Enrico Salcedo (CDP);
Norris Babiera (LP), Dale Mordeno (LP), Nixon Baban (LP), Cecilio Pacana (LP), Ermin Pimentel (LP), Josefina Bacal (LP), Roger Villazorda (LP), Lourdes Malou Gaane (LP);
Leon Gan (UNA), Nadya Elipe (UNA), Conrad Lim (UNA), Joebert Agcopra (UNA), Domelito Acenas Jr. (UNA), Ian Mark Nacaya (UNA), Suzette Magtajas-Daba (UNA), and Oscar Musni (UNA).
Jenny Ramos (Independent)