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Rep. Peter Unabia of Misamis Oriental’s 1st District (fourth from left) and former Gingoog vice mayor Erick Cañosa (third from left) lead members of their ticket in filing their certificates of candidacy in Gingoog City yesterday. Unabia has opted to run for Gingoog vice mayor with Cañosa as mayoral bet. With them are some of their candidates for the Gingoog city council (from left): Ronnie Waniwan, Councilor Roy Aniscal, Evelyn Cañosa, Ace Cabana and former councilor Ernest Chaves. (photo by Edwin Iyo)

Unabia slides down

By EDWIN IYO
Correspondent .

GINGOOG City — Rep. Peter Unabia of Misamis Oriental’s 1st District yesterday pulled off a surprise as he filed his certificate of candidacy — he opted to run for Gingoog vice mayor amid talk that ex-governor Ruthie Guingona would run for mayor.

Unabia, long touted to be PDP-Laban’s potential mayoral candidate for Gingoog, decided to become the running mate of former vice mayor Erick Cañosa.

Together with members of their PDP-Laban ticket, Cañosa and Unabia filed their certificates of candidacy at the local office of the Commission on Elections yesterday afternoon.

The decision came as a big surprise to many of Unabia’s supporters who had expected the congressman, now serving his third and final office term in the Lower House, to either seek Gingoog’s mayoral post or Misamis Oriental’s vice gubernatorial post.

“Dili ko laug sa gahom,” Unabia told his supporters after submitting his candidacy papers.

As for Cañosa, it would become his second time to seek an election as Gingoog mayor. He challenged the reelection bid of Mayor Marie Guingona in 2016 and lost. He may end up going against the mayor for the second time or her mother Ruthie.

The elder Guingona, a more seasoned politician who served as Gingoog’s mayor for three consecutive terms and the province’s governor, albeit briefly, is currently the city’s vice mayor.

The Cañosa-Unabia ticket include councilors Marlon Kho and Roy Aniscal, former councilors Ernest Chavez and Rey Mortiz, Cañosa’s mother Evelyn, Ace Cabana and broadcaster Ronnie Waniwan.

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