Narvacan town Mayor Luis "Chavit" Singson and his daughter-in-law Patch Savellano-Singson withdrew their certificates of candidacy (COC) for Ilocos Sur’s gubernatorial and vice-gubernatorial race on Monday, Oct. 11.
The 80-year-old Singson said the withdrawal was made possible after peace talks among their family.
"Nag-withdraw kami ni Patch, for the sake of the family. Kalimutan na lahat (Both me and Patch have withdrawn for the sake of the family. Forget about everything),” Chavit said in a Facebook live video.
He said the family only had a misunderstanding that resulted in why other family members filed their COCs for the same position in the top provincial posts.
On Oct. 1, Chavit filed his COC for vice-governor.
On the same day his son, incumbent Governor Ryan Singson also filed COC for the same position.
Patch and another Chavit’s brother Jerry, however, filed their COCs for governor.
Meanwhile, Chavit’s eldest son Ronald also filed his COC for the congressional race, challenging incumbent 1st District Rep. Deogracias Victor Savellano, who is Ryan’s father-in-law.