Family partnerships appear to be the fad in the fifth district of Negros Occidental.
La Castellana Mayor Rhumyla Mangilimutan filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) for reelection with her father, former mayor Alberto Nicor Jr., as her running mate under Team Arangka, Friday, October 8.
Her candidates for councilor are Leonardo Bacquian, Ryan Canoy, Patrick Estoya, Donato Dumaguit, Kent Magnabe, Alberto Nicor, Anejo Nicor and Carlo Vincent Ocampo.
Board Member Ernesto Agustin Bascon also filed his COC for mayor of Himamaylan City with his cousin, Raymund Gatuslao, as his running mate.
In Hinigaran Mayor Nadie Arceo is running for reelection with his wife, Mary Grace Arceo, as his running mate.
Earlier, Mayor Irene Montilla of Isabela also filed her COC for reelection with her son, Juan Miguel Montilla, as her running mate.
In Binalbagan, Mayor Alejandro Mirasol is seeking reelection with his wife, Mary Ann Mirasol, as his running mate.*