Candidates of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) in the province of Iloilo are the first ones to file their certificates of candidacy (COCs) at exactly 8 this morning.
Led by their standard bearer Dr. Ferjenil Biron who is running for governor of Iloilo province, the candidates were already at the doorstep of the Comelec Iloilo provincial office in Lapaz, Iloilo City on the first hour of the filing of COCs.
Together with Biron is his runningmate Atty. Rolex Suplico who intends to return as vice governor of Iloilo province, Iloilo Second District candidate for congressman Augusto “Boboy” Syjuco, and Iloilo Fourth District candidate for congressman Hernan Biron, Jr.
Other UNA candidates for Iloilo board members are first timer Jesus Manuel Sibya III for first district; Ramon Gumban Soliano for second district; Teresa Malones for third district; reelectionist Shalene Palmares Hidalgo for fourth district; incumbent Mayor of San Enrique Rosario Mediatrix Fernandez for fourth district, and Norlene Losbanes, a former news reporter who is running for election, also for third district.
Biron, who is a graduating congressman of the fourth district of Iloilo, during his proclamation last Saturday at Iloilo Grand Hotel by Vice President Jejomar Binay and Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile along with other UNA senatorial candidates, said that he is excited with the election.