ELECTION 2019 – March 29 is the official start of campaigning for local government candidates and here are the celebrities running for Representative, Vice Governor, Mayor, Vice Mayor, and Councilor.
Vilma Santos-Recto – Lipa City, Batangas
The Star for all Season is the incumbent House representative of Lipa City, Batangas. She previously served as the provincial governor and Lipa City mayor.
Edu Manzano – San Juan City
The actor-host is running for the Congressman of the lone district of San Juan City, one of the most progressive business districts in the country. He was Makati vice mayor from 1998 to 2001 and he ran for vice president in 2010 and senator in 2016.
Alfred Vargas – Quezon City, 5th District
Alfred is seeking reelection as Quezon City 2nd District representative after serving the same district as a
Richard Yap – Cebu City, North District Representative
The actor, who is also a businessman is a newbie in politics. He aims to be the representative of Cebu City North District.
Yul Servo – Manila, 3rd District
He is seeking reelection as Manila’s 3rd District representative. Previously, he was one of the councilors of the city for three terms.
Lucy Torres-Gomez – Ormoc City Representative
Once again Lucy is aiming to be the representative of Ormoc City, Leyte. She started her career in politics in 2010 when she substituted for her husband, Richard Gomez, as representative of Leyte’s fourth district.
Long Mejia – Camarines Sur, 1st District Representative
The comedian is running for Camarines Sur 1st District representative. He tried his luck in 2016 as a board member of the 1st District of Bulacan. Unfortunately, he did not win.
Camille Villar – Las Pinas Representative
The former host of Willie Revillame’s game show “Wil Time Bigtime” in 2010 is running for representative of the lone district of Las Pinas. She is the daughter of Manny and Cynthia Villar.
Rommel Padilla – Nueva Ecija, 1st District Representative –
He is running for Nueva Ecija 1st District representative. Rommel has been serving his constituents as a board member of the said district.
Ciara Sotto – Luntiang Pilipinas Partylist
Ciara is seeking a congressional seat as the second nominee of Luntiang Pilipinas Partylist. She is the daughter of Senate Presiden Tito Sotto and veteran actress Helen Gamboa.
Mocha Uson – Kasosyo Party Representative
The former PCOO Assistant Secretary is seeking a seat in Congress as the representative of Kasosyo Party.
Jolo Revilla – Cavite
The actor is seeking another term as vice governor of Cavite. He started his political career as barangay captain in Bacoor, Cavite in 2010. He became the president of the province’s Association of Barangay Captains. The son of Bong Revilla and Lani Mercado is the youngest Filipino to hold the position of Vice Governor when he was elected in 2013.
Joseph Estrada – Manila
Erap is the incumbent Manila Mayor and aims to maintain his position in the city government. The former president is competing against Alfredo Lim and Isko Moreno.
Richard Gomez – Ormoc, Leyte
He is running for Ormoc City mayor once again under Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan.
Isko Moreno – Manila
He previously served as a councilor of Manila for three terms and vice mayor for two terms. Now, Isko is aiming for the top executive post of the capital city.
Lani Mercado – Bacoor, Cavite–
The wife of Bong Revilla wants to extend her position as mayor of Bacoor City in Cavite. She was a representative of the 2nd District of Cavite from 2010 to 2016.
Roderick Paulate – Quezon City
The comedian is running for vice mayor under the Katipunan ng Demokratikong Pilipino. He previously serves as a councilor of Quezon City.
Gary Estrada – Cainta, Rizal
Before running for vice mayor of Cainta, Rizal, the actor was a board member of the 2nd District of Quezon.
Monsour del Rosario – Makati
He is now running for vice mayor of Makati City after he served as the city’s 1st district representative.
Sheryl Cruz – Manila, 2nd District
Aiming to be of the councilor of the second district of Manila is the debut in politics of the singer-actress.
Dominic Ochoa – Paranaque, 2nd District
The actor is running for councilor of the second district of Paranaque.
Jhong Hilario – Makati City, 4th District)
The It’s Showtime host seeks for another term as councilor of Makati City 4th District to another six years.
Jaycee Parker-Aguas – Angeles City, Pampanga
The former Viva Hot Babes member is running as councilor of Angeles City in Pampanga.
Jan Marini – Quezon City, 2nd District
She is running for councilor in the second district of Quezon City.
Vandolf Quizon – Paranaque, 1st District
The son of late comedian
Jomari Yllana – Paranaque, 1st District
He is running for councilor of the 1st District of Paranaque, based on the report.
What can you say about these celebrities running for local government positions in Election 2019?