Singsons get key elective posts in Ilocos Sur

Published May 14, 2022, 7:32 PM

by Freddie Lazaro

VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur – Incumbent Narvacan Mayor Luis Chavit C. Singson opted not to run anymore in the last national and local elections, but his siblings and relatives dominated the political battles in Ilocos Sur.

Chavit said he decided not to run for any elective post in the May 9 polls so he would have all the time in making follow-ups in the administration for needed funding for future projects in Ilocos Sur where a number of his siblings and relatives took key posts.

After all, Chavit is a staunch supporter of presumptive President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr.

Incumbent vice governor Jeremias ‘Jerry’ Singson, younger brother of Chavit, ran unopposed for governor of Ilocos Sur while Chavit’s son, incumbent Governor Ryan Luis V. Singson ran unopposed for vice governor of the province.

The provincial board of canvassers proclaimed the two Singsons last Tuesday as the winners of the local elections in Ilocos Sur.

Aside from the two Singsons, at least 14 other Singsons won elective positions from congressional seats down to the city and municipal council.

Ronald, another Chavit’s son, won the congressional seat of the first district of the province, defeating re-electionist Deogracias Victor Savellano, who is Ryan’s father-in-law.

In Vigan City, Jose ‘Bonito’ Singson, Jr., Chavit’s younger brother, won as new city mayor, defeating former Mayor Eva Marie Singson-Medina, who is Chavit’s niece. Randolf Singson, also Chavit’s son, won as vice mayor of Vigan City.

Chavit’s nephew, Evaristo Singson III, the son of Governor-elect Jeremias Singson, and Chavit’s granddaughter, re-electionist city Councilor Janina Singson Medina-Fariñas, daughter of former Mayor Eva, secured a seat in the city council.

Reelectionist Caoayan Mayor Germy Singson-Goulart, Chavit’s sister, retained her seat along with her son and running mate, Paolo Ancheta, who won as vice mayor.

In the second district of Ilocos Sur, Chavit’s distant niece and re-electionist Congresswoman Kristine Singson-Meehan, daughter of former House Deputy Speaker Eric Singson, retained her seat as she ran unopposed.

Former House Deputy Speaker Eric Singson, Chavit’s distant cousin, won as city mayor of Candon City.

Eric’s niece, Kristelle Singson, who ran unopposed, will serve her second term as Candon City vice mayor.

Other Singson’s siblings, who were elected in the last elections were the following:

Incumbent Candon City Mayor Ericson Singson, son of Eric, topped the race for the provincial board in the second district; Alfonso Singson, Eric’s brother, was reelected as Candon City councilor and will be joined by their nephew and third-time board member, Jaime ‘Jimboy’ Singson.

Lawyer Anicka Singson-Zaragoza, another niece of Eric, won a seat in the Narvacan town council.

Meanwhile, vice governor-elect Ryan Singson congratulated all winners of the local election in the province.

In a statement posted online on Thursday, the outgoing governor also called upon his fellow public officials in the province to accept the will of the electorate and renew the bonds of friendship.