3-cornered gubernatorial fight in Capiz

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The Province of Capiz will see a three-cornered fight among incumbent Governor Esteban “Nonoy” Evan Contreras, Capiz 2nd District Rep. Fredenil Castro, and Elmer Villasis.

Contreras is seeking reelection under the ruling PDP-Laban party; Castro under Lakas-CMD (in alliance with the Liberal Party or LP) and Villasis under Partido Federal of Pilipinas (PFP).

For vice governor, incumbent James Magbanua is running for reelection. His challengers are former governor Victor Tanco Sr. of PDP-Laban, Ricardo Bascos of PFP, and Reymar Xavier Pimentel, an independent candidate. (

For Capiz’s 1st District, reelectionist Rep. Tawi Billones Sr. (LP), retired provincial government engineer Edgar Agana (People’s Reform Party), Ambrosio Diapo (Partido Pederalismo ng Maharlika), and incumbent Pontevedra mayor Dodoy Contreras of PDP-Laban are gunning for Congress.

On one hand, Mambusao mayor Leodegario Labao Jr. (PDP-Laban), Maria Vilma Besana (PFP), former Rep. Jane Castro (Lakas-CMD), Ronilo Esteves (Pederalismo ng Dugong Dakilang Samahan), and Provincial Board member Eleufer Martinez (Progressive Movement for the Development Initiative) are vying to represent the 2nd congressional district.

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