By Helen Castaño | 11:42 AM September 30, 2021
Bohol 2nd district Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado has announced his intention to run for the gubernatorial post in the province in the elections next year.
Aumentado’s niece, Lawyer Jiselle Rae Aumentado Villamor, confirmed his gubernatorial bid against incumbent Governor Arthur Yap.
She said Aumentado intended to run for vice governor with former Cabinet Secretary now Presidential Adviser Leoncio Evasco as governor. However, President Rodrigo Duterte didn’t allow Evasco to run for any post.
Aumentado’s vice governor is not yet known.
Meanwhile, Aumentado’s wife, Vanessa will seek for a congressional seat in the 2nd district.
Incumbent 3rd district Rep. Alexie Besas-Tutor will seek reelection.
There’s no announcement or candidate yet who expressed their bid for a congressional seat for the 1st district.
For the 1st district of Bohol, Villamor said incumbent board member Lucille Lagunay, Leah Tirol and Goldie Herrera-Caya, daughter of former Vice Governor Julius Cesar Herrera will run for the positions.
In the second district, former board member Tomas D. Abapo, Jr. and Amon Tirol confirmed to run for the provincial board seat. However, they are yet to seek for one more candidate to complete their slate.
In the third district, incumbent BM Victor Balite, former Vice-Mayor of Loboc Pablio Sumampong, Greg Jala, son of incumbent Elpidio Jala who is already in his last term and outgoing Garcia Hernandez Mayor Tita Baja will vie for the positions.