Mel Carreon files COC for Iloilo City mayor

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Veteran nuisance candidate Carmelo “Mel” Carreon has filed a certificate of candidacy (COC) for mayor in Iloilo City.

Carreon, 73, earlier filed his COC to run for senator but withdrew his candidacy after the Commission on Elections central office ordered him to use the new form.

The perennial candidate promised to make Iloilo City become as progressive as Makati City, Quezon City and Davao City.

He also encouraged those who supported his bid for City Council in the 2016 election to campaign for him.

“The 15,365 people who voted for me, they have to do a whispering campaign. I appeal to them to convince others to support my mayoral run,” Carreon said.

Other mayoral candidates for the 2019 are incumbent Jose “Joe” Espinosa III, incumbent Rep. Jerry Treñas, and Dr. Pacita Gonzalez.