May 20, 2024

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“Substitution games” rock Camarines Sur on last day deadline

Former Congressman Rolando "Nonoy" Andaya. Photo via Bicol.PH

Former Congressman Rolando “Nonoy” Andaya on Monday afternoon, November 15, withdrew his candidacy for Congressman of Camarines Sur 1st District, and instead filed his bid for Governor.

He replaced Russel Bañes, who had previously filed a COC for Governor under the Nationalist People’s Coalition.

Andaya’s sister, Maribel Eusebio-Andaya, replaced him to run for 1st District Representative.

Andaya will face two tough foes Luigi Villafuerte, a political neophyte son of Congressman LRay Villafuerte and incumbent Vice Governor Imelda Papin, and two undercards: independent candidates Irineo Bongat Jr. and Richard Cabal.

Meanwhile, showbiz Anjo Yllana also withdrew his candidacy for Congressman of 4th District of Camarines Sur, and was replaced by former Mayor Antonio Chavez of San Jose.

Chavez will face incumbent Congressman Arnie Fuentebella.

Tony B. Chavez on Monday, November 15, 2021, shows his Certificate of Candidacy for Representative, 4th District, Camarines Sur, replacing Anjo Yllana by substitution. Photo by Russel Rosero

Noel de Luna, a businessman, filed his candidacy for Congressman of 3rd district, substituting Dennis Tria.

Incumbent Congressman Gabriel Bordado, former Solicitor General Anselmo Cadiz, Sulpicio Roco and independent candidate Juan Agapito Tria are the other candidates for Representative of 3rd District.