Defensor-Tupas tandem in 2019 polls?


Barotac Viejo, Iloilo Mayor Niel “Beng” Tupas III is being considered to become Rep. Arthur Defensor Jr.’s (third district) vice governor in the 2019 elections.

“Bing is seriously considering the offer to run for vice governor,” said Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr., who is currently serving his final term as governor.

The elder Defensor said Tupas, son of the late governor Niel Tupas Sr., is expected to make a decision on Monday.

Defensor Jr. and Rep. Ferjenel Biron (fourth district) will face off in the race for governor next year.

Biron earlier expressed interest in any of the Garins to be his vice gubernatorial candidate.