Now that sources have said that incumbent Valencia City councilor Cleofe “Baby” Mabao will no longer vie for the mayoralty seat in next year’s national elections, does this mean that the “fight” will now only be between incumbent Valencia City mayor Leandro Catarata and his archrival former mayor Jose Galario, Jr.? Mabao will no longer be pitted against the two. Instead, she will support Catarata’s bid.
* Valencia City Mayor Leandro Catarata – photo taken by www.BukidnonOnline.com *
But what about incumbent City Councilor Dr. Almer Alfonso, Sr. who has also expressed interest to vie for the position?
To date, it’s safe to say that Catarata still heavily enjoys Bukidnon Gov. Jose Zubiri, Jr.‘s support. Catarata, sources say, will remain to be Lakas CMD’s bet for Valencia City mayor.
Still, Galario will for sure put up a fight. Especially now that he has allegedly “regained” his supporters.
What do you guys think of this?
Will it be a 2-way fight between Catarata and Galario or will Alfonso will have a chance?
What do you think Catarata should do in order to win again?