Mediamen in Aklan seek gov’t posts in 2022

KALIBO, Aklan–Many media practitioners in the province of Aklan are running for government posts in the 2022 elections, with the political hopefuls filing their certificates of candidacy (CoC) at local offices of the Commission on Elections.

Joel Nadura formally filed his CoC before the Kalibo municipal election office on October 6. The radio anchorman for Energy FM Kalibo is running for councilor of Kalibo.

Arnel Vicente, a former news and public affairs director of Brigada News FM Kalibo, is joining the race for Sangguniang Bayan in Banga, Aklan. Vicente filed his CoC on October 6 as an independent candidate.

Alan Palma Sr. is also eyeing a seat in the Sangguniang Bayan of Malay, Aklan. For his first foray into politics, the station manager of Yes FM Boracay/Easy Rock will run under the Progressive Movement for the Devolution of Initiative (PROMDI).

Incumbent Kalibo councilor Augusto Tolentino also wants another shot at a seat in the legislative council. The long-time radio broadcaster is pushing for a re-election bid for a second term under Aksyon Demokratiko.

Radio broadcaster Jonathan Cabrera of Radyo Todo Aklan is seeking a higher position in government in Aklan. Cabrera, a former councilor in Malay, Aklan, filed his candidacy for vice governor on October 8 under the People’s Reform Party.

Jethro Laserna, a media forum organizer, also lodged his CoC on October 1 as an independent candidate for the Aklan Sangguniang Panlalawigan 1st District.

Joselito Edwin Ramos, a former Philippine Information Agency-Aklan staff, is also running for councilor in Kalibo, Aklan under Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL). (Boy Ryan Zabal/iNews-Aklan/Boracay Bureau)

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