7 months Regional, local bets hit campaign trail Manilatimes
THE 45-day campaign period for local candidates in 17 regions in the country kicks off this Friday for more than 18,000 positions for congresssman, governor, vice governor, mayor, vice mayor and provincial city and town councils. Local bets are expected to drum up various gimmicks to jumpstart their campaign until May 11, or two days before the midterm elections on May 13. Voters are expected to elect 60 party-list representatives, 243 district representatives, 81 governors, 81 vice governors, 780 provincial board members, 145 city mayors, 145 city vice mayors, 1,628 city councilors, 1,489 municipal mayors, 1,489 municipal vice mayors, 11,916 ... more