- 01 Barcelo, Ruben Liwag "Ben"; (IND. )
- 02 Busacay-lazo, Erlinda Adan "Erlinda"; (IND. )
- 03 Domogan, Mauricio Gamsao "Morris"; (LKS-KAM )
- 04 Go, Marquez Ocampo "Mark"; (PMP )
- 05 Hernandez, Guillermo Codinera "Willie"; (IND. )
- 06 Labo, Ramon Jr Lozano "Jun"; (IND. )
- 07 Mandapat, Julius Javier "Butch"; (IND. )
- 08 Molintas, Jose Mencio "Joe"; (LP )
- 09 Puzon, Peter Dulay "Terminator"; (IND. )
- 10 Sembrano, Elaine Dominguez "Kabsat"; (PDP LABAN )
There are 57 candidates for the City Council and only three (3) running for Vice-Mayor!
If there are 10 candidates for Mayor and 9 for Congress, then this simply shows that each of these candidates do not believe each other for the benefit of Baguio! Anyone who wins in those two posts will win in number or by popularity but not by majority. The majority would have voted for someone else. How would you let an election winner seat in an elective position who was not voted by the majority?
With the number of those running for mayor and congress it is a display that, except for the incumbents of course, the rest were not satisfied on how they served the city. Both incumbents are now running for the other seat. One has been a ping-pong ball on both seats while the other intends to jump to a higher seat.
Years before, I think even when the multi-party system was already in, there would be only at most, 4 candidates for each Mayoralty and Congressional seat in Baguio. Very often, the winner wins by majority, if not real close to it.