Kalinga Official Candidates and Mock Elections 2013

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has released the lists of Kalinga official candidates for the coming 2013 local elections.

The Kalinga local elections will be held in the Province of Kalinga on May 13, 2013 within the Philippine general election. Voters will select Kalinga official candidates for all local positions: a town mayor, vice mayor and town councilors, as well as members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan for two districts, the vice-governor, governor and representative for the lone district of Ifugao.

It’s again a one-on-one electoral fight for the 2013 local elections in this province. The congressional post in the lone district of this province has only two Kalinga official candidates as well as the gubernatorial and vice-gubernatorial posts. Most town mayors and vice-mayors have only two candidates also.

A source said Incumbent Congressman Manuel Agyao of the Liberal Party (LP) is challenged by Atty. Macario Duguiang of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA). Both candidates hail from the Lubuagan tribe.

In the gubernatorial race, Comelec has recorded only incumbent Provincial Governor Jocel Baac (LP) and Conrado Dieza (PDP-LABAN). Baac comes from Tabuk City while Dieza comes from Pinukpuk.

For the vice governorship, only incumbent Vice Governor Sonny C. Mangaoang of the Nacionalista Party (NP) and challenger Farnaw Claver of UNA filed their candidacy. Mangaoang comes from Balbalan municipality while Claver hails from Tabuk City.

Sleeping Beauty  Mountain in Kalinga Official Candidates

Sleeping Beauty Mountain (Mt. Mating-oy Dinayao), one of tourist attractions in Kalinga | Photo grabbed from

Kalinga province is a land of natural charm and beauty with its natural attractions of majestic mountains, caves, rustic villages, and rice terraces. It is a land of mystique and legends and tales of the legenday God, Kabunian. A land of living waters, it abounds with rivers and waterfalls. Its rivers snake around villages and its underground rivers murmur beneath its gold encrusted mountain slopes.

Some of the places in the province of Kalinga which are most likely to be seen or cited by visitors are the following: Sleeping Beauty - Tinglayan; Kabunyan Natural Dam and Pasil River - Pasil; Preserved Tributary Falls and Forest, and Saltan River - Balbalan; Capitol Provincial Park and Chico River - Tabuk; Biggest Acacia Tree - Pinukpuk. The Pasil, Saltan and Chico Rivers are the premier whitewater rafting places in the region if not in the nation. For whitewater rafting trips, these rivers not only offers rapid-fire excitement but also a glimpse of the cultural history of the Kalinga people.

(No official candidates here right now. Please check this website frequently for important updates regarding the lists of Kalinga official candidates for 2013 elections.)




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