Zamora files COC for re-election as San Juan City mayor

Published October 5, 2021, 10:54 AM

by Patrick Garcia

San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora filed on Tuesday his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for re-election in the upcoming 2022 election.


Zamora filed his COC at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) filling venue in San Juan before 11 a.m.

The San Juan City mayor said that he has already formed his ticket to ensure the continuous proactive, progressive, and transparent governance in the city.

The candidates include Atty. Bel Zamora for Congresswoman, Vice Mayor Warren Villa, Angelo Agcaoili, Paul Artadi, Ryan Llanos Dee, Raissa Laurel, Ervic Vijandre, and James Yap for councilors of District 1; and Don Allado, Totoy Bernardo, Bea de Guzman, Macky Mathay, Kit Peralta and Franco Yam for councilors of District 2.

Through Zamora’s leadership, the local government was one of the first in the country to implement localized lockdowns in June 2020, which was found to be more effective than general lockdowns.

The city was also the first in the country to vaccinate 70 percent of its target population and achieve herd immunity or population protection.

Two hundred seventeen percent of San Juan’s target population has been vaccinated with their first dose and 177 percent have been fully vaccinated.

Public health also remains the top priority of the mayor as the country continues to battle the pandemic.

According to the city government, 17 waves of food packs distribution have been completed with the 18th wave scheduled for the Christmas Season.

Medical services have also vastly improved with constituents experiencing zero balance billing at San Juan Medical Center (SJMC) and huge medical aid for private hospitals for confinement and procedures.

Digital education is also in place as all public school students were provided with individual tablets, while Grades 3-6 students of Pinaglabanan Elementary School were provided with laptops. Their homes were also installed with fiber optic internet connection for online education.

All public school teachers were given laptops as well.