Yllana, Vandolph seek reelection as Parañaque councilors

Published October 3, 2021, 1:30 PM

by Jean Fernando

Actors Jomari Yllana and Vandolph Quizon are seeking reelection as councilors in the first district of Paranaque City for the May 2022 elections.

Yllana, who rose fame as one the members of 1990’s teen group “Gwapings,” and Vandolph, son of the late comedian Dolphy and actress Alma Moreno, will be under the ticket of Rep. Eric Olivarez, who is running for mayor.

Olivarez and Guada Golez will be running under the PDP-Laban faction of Energy Sec. Alfonso Cusi and will file their certificates of candidacy on Oct. 7.

Both actors ran for councilors in 2016 and were reelected in 2019 under the ticket of incumbent Mayor Edwin Olivarez.

The older Olivarez, who is in his last term as mayor, will be running for congressman in the first district.

Vandolph’s wife Jenny, a former dancer, is presently the incumbent barangay chairman of Tambo.

Moreno, who previously served as councilor, has not been picked by the screening committee of Olivarez’s team.

According to the actress, who became president of the Philippine Councilors League, she will run as independent for councilor if she will not be chosen by the screening committee.

Jomari’s younger brother Ryan will be a contender again as councilor in the city’s second district, also under the Olivarez’s ticket.

Ryan will replace his wife, incumbent Coun. Regina Jean, who was elected councilor in the 2019 elections.

Incumbent Coun. Wahoo Sotto, who will end his three terms, will be replaced by his wife, Nina.

Wahoo is the son of actor and former city councilor Val Sotto, brother of Senate President Vicente Sotto III and cousin of Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto.