By Joenald Medina Rayos
BATANGAS City – CELEBRATING their birthdays together became more memorable this year, as Congressman Marvey Mariño and City Mayor Beverly Rose A. Dimacuha renewed their commitments as husband and wife and their commitment to serve their constituents as they led their team in filing their respective Certificate of Candidacies (COCs), Sunday morning, October 3.
After attending the Sunday Mass at the Basilica of the Immaculate Concepcion, the couple led the Team EBD (Eto Batangueño Disiplinado) in filing their COCc under the Nacionalista Party (NP).
First to file their COCs at the City Election Office at the cityhall complex were the tandem of Mayor Beverly and her runningmate lawyer Alyssa Cruz-Atienza, a 3-termer city councilor. Mayor Beverly, 50, will be running for her third term as city’s chief executive.
After which, Congressman Marvey filed his COC at the Provincial Election Office at the Capitol compound. At 51, Congressman Mariño will also be running for his third and final term as Representative to the Lower House of the Lone District of Batangas City. The legislator is the first representative of Batangas City since it was created as a separate legislative district making it as the Fifth District of Batangas Province.
Creating their own brand and style of leadership, the couple has delivered their campaign promises of bringing more developments to the city, encouraging more investments thereby creating more jobs for the increasing work force in the provincial capital.
Also among who filed their COCs are the team’s bets for Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan – Board Member Ma. Claudette U. Ambida-Alday and Board Member Arthur ‘Bart’ Blanco. The duo are also running for their 3rd term.
Running for members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod under the Team EBD banner are incumbent councilors Ched Atienza, Karlos Buted, Nelson Chavez, Nestor Dimacuha, Junjun Gamboa and Oliver Macatangay; returning councilors Hamilton Blanco and Armando Lazarte; and new aspirants Zester Hernandez, Andrea Macaraig, Jonash Tolentino and Michael Villena.| – BNN