Taguig local elections, 2013
Local elections was held in the Taguig City on May 13, 2013 within the Philippine general election. The voters will elect for the elective local posts in the city: the mayor, vice mayor, two District representatives, and councilors, eight in each of the city's two legislative districts.
Mayoral and vice mayoral election
Incumbent Lani Cayetano is now on her first term as the mayor of Taguig City. As prescribed by the Local Government Code, she is still eligible to run for the same office. On the other hand, another incumbent George Elias is now on his last term as the vice mayor of the city. Ineligible for reelection, Elias will no longer run for any position.
The incumbent mayor Lani Cayetano is running again for mayoralty office under the Nacionalista Party (NP) with his running mate Ricardo Cruz, Jr. Cayetano, a former congresswoman of the legislative district of Pateros-Taguig, was said to be the first youngest female official to hold office while Cruz is the Barangay Chairman of Lower Bicutan.
Former Councilor Rica Tiñga, the youngest child of retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Dante Tiñga is running for Mayor as the nominee of the local party Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig. Her running mate is Councilor Carlo Papa, son of former mayor Ricky Papa.
It will be recalled that Dante Tinga filed an election protest after losing against Mayor Ricardo Papa last 1998 election but it was dismissed by Pasig City Regional Trial Court Branch 167 Judge Alfredo Flores.
The candidates for mayor and vice mayor with the highest amount of votes wins the seat; they are voted separately, therefore, they may be of different parties when elected.
Parties are as stated in their certificate of candidacies. Lani Cayetano is the incumbent.
|Taguig Mayoral Election|
|Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig||Rica R. Tiñga||37,090||37.05%|
|Margin of victory||23,832||23.81%|
|Invalid or blank votes||2,084||2.08%|
Parties are as stated in their certificate of candidacies. Incumbent George A. Elias is in his third consecutive term and is ineligible to run
|Taguig Vice Mayoral Election|
|Nacionalista||Ricardo Cruz Jr.||51,854||51.80%|
|Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig||Carlo Papa||40,855||40.82%|
|Margin of victory||10,999||10.99%|
|Invalid or blank votes||7,387||7.38%|
|Nacionalista gain from Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig|
|Philippine House of Representative election at Taguig's 1st District|
|Nacionalista||Gigi Valenzuela de Mesa||17,686||30.05%|
|Margin of victory||19,870||33.76%|
|Invalid or blank votes||3,614||6.14%|
Note: Result include Pateros.
Sigfrido Tiñga is the incumbent but decided not to run in any position due to his personal reason. Former Councilor Henry Duenas, Jr. will take his place to be a congressman. He will facing off against TV/Movie Director and Barangay Chairman of Fort Bonifacio Lino Edgardo S. Cayetano.
|Philippine House of Representative election at Taguig's 2nd District|
|Nacionalista||Lino Edgardo S. Cayetano||33,177||53.22%|
|NPC||Henry Duenas, Jr.||26,238||42.02%|
|Margin of victory||6,939||11.13%|
|Invalid or blank votes||2,930||4.70%|
|Nacionalista gain from Liberal|
City Council election
The top eight candidates each district will win seats in the city council.
Incumbent Councilor Baltazar Mariategue is in his third consecutive term and is ineligible for reelection; so Mariategue's Son Billy Ray. Incumbent Councilors Carlo Papa and Gigi Valenzuela De Mesa are eligible to run for another term. Papa decided to run for Vice Mayor while De Mesa run for Congressman.
|City council election at Taguig's 1st district|
|Nacionalista||Gamaliel San Pedro||19,097||7.55%|
|Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig||Allan Paul Cruz||15,799||6.25%|
|Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig||Ervic Vijandre||14,773||5.84%|
|Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig||Ronnette Franco||14,033||5.55%|
|Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig||Bill Ray Mariategue||12,988||5.14%|
|Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig||Jeffrey Lontoc||12,055||4.77%|
|Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig||Jesus Jessie Concepcion||11,736||4.64%|
|Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig||Elesus Dumagat||9,983||3.95%|
|Akbayan||Mark Anthony Cruz||3,403||1.35%|
|UNA||Robel Roy Dela Paz||1,464||0.58%|
Incumbent Councilors Ricardo Jordan and Aurelio Paulo Bartolome are in their third consecutive term and is ineligible for reelection; so Jordan's Son Richard Paul will run while Bartolome will not run in any position.
|City council election at Taguig's 2nd district|
|Nacionalista||Arvin Ian Alit||36,672||8.73%|
|Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig||Che Che Gonzales||29,027||6.91%|
|Nacionalista||Ric Paul Jordan||28,888||6.87%|
|Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig||Jeffrey Morales||23,691||5.64%|
|Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig||Estrella Gasgonia||23,351||5.56%|
|Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig||Milagros Valencia||21,536||5.12%|
|Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig||Jona Fuentes||19,745||4.70%|
|Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig||Erhard Fontanilla||19,655||4.68%|
|Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig||Marilyn Padlan||18,434||4.39%|
|NPC||Ricardo Gomez, Jr.||15,375||3.66%|
|Independent||Ipe Tisoy De Viller||3,058||0.73%|
- NPC's Ricardo Gomez, Jr. is a candidates of Kilusang Diwa ng Taguig
- Marco Evangelista is a candidate of Nacionalista Party
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