North Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco (left) and North Cotabato Vice Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza are both vying for the provincial gubernatorial post for the 2022 national and local polls. Both women have pledged to maintain a clean and credible election in the province next year. (Photos courtesy of Catamco and Mendoza Facebook accounts)
COTABATO CITY – Male politicians in North Cotabato were sidelined by two women leaders who will contest the province’s top post in next year’s polls.
Reelectionist Governor Nancy Catamco of PDP-Laban filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) on Friday (Oct. 8 ) creating a “one-on-one” battle of women leaders in the province.
The governor’s running mate, incumbent Provincial Administrator Efren Piñol, and other party candidates for Provincial Board accompanied her in filing her candidacy.
On Oct. 6, North Cotabato Vice Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza of the Nacionalista Party (NP) filed her COC before the Commission on Elections in Kidapawan City, challenging Catamco’s post.
Her running mate is Board Member Shirlyn Macasarte. READ MORE