3-way fight seen in Batangas’ 2nd District congressional race

Published October 15, 2021, 3:30 PM

by Joenald M. Rayos

BAUAN, Batangas – It is going to be a three-way battle for the 2nd congressional district of Batangas as former Deputy Speaker and incumbent congressman Raneo E. Abu is about to complete his third and final term.

First to file her Certificate of Candidacy (COC) on the first day of the filing week is the daughter Rep. Abu, physician Ma. Reina Abu of the Nacionalista Party (NP).

She was then followed by lawyer Gerville Reyes-Luistro of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) last days later.

On the last day of filing, another lawyer, Nicasio Conti filed his COC under PDP-Laban. Conti was accompanied by his wife, former mayor Roanna Conti who also filed her COC to seek a comeback for mayoralty in the town of San Pascual.

The aspirants for Representative of the 2nd District of Batangas. [L-R]: Physician Ma. Reina Abu of Nacionalista Party, lawyer Gerville Reyes-Luistro of Nationalist People’s Coalition and lawyer Nicasio Conti of PDP-Laban. (Photo courtesy of BALIKAS/Manila Bulletin)