Golez-Gamboa tandem set for 2025 Silay polls

Ryan Gamboa and Mark Golez (2nd and 3rd from left)  being  endorsed by Representatives  Steven Paduano and Francisco Benitez (right)  on Sunday*

It will be a Mark Golez-Ryan Gamboa tandem  for   Team  Asenso in  Silay City, Negros Occidental, in  the 2025 midterm elections. 

Rep. Francisco Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) and  Rep. Stephen Paduano (Abang Lingkod partylist) endorsed  the candidacy of Golez  for mayor and Silay Councilor Ryan Gamboa for vice mayor, before  barangay  captains of Silay City on Sunday, May 26. 

Golez was chosen as the Aseso mayoral candidate of Silay over Gamboa in an earlier Asenso convention. 

Gamboa was in initially expected to run for mayor but  agreed to instead run for vice mayor with Golez. 

Golez said his tandem with Gamboa is for ”unity, peace, harmony  and victory in Silay”. 

“This will be  a strong team that will fight Gallego in next year’s elections,” Golez said. 

Former mayor Golez will challenge  incumbent Silay Mayor Joedith Gallego, who has announced that he is  seeking reelection in 2025. 

 “I am happy  that Ryan accepted the challenge to be the vice mayor of the Asenso Team,”  Golez said. 

They have the support of  the Benitezes and Rep. Paduano  who will handle their campaign, and of 12 out of 16 barangay captains of Silay, he said. 

Gamboa said it was a party decision to field him as vice mayor  of Silay. 

“If it’s for the good of Silay,  for the  good of Asenso’s vision for Silay and unity I  am happy to be a part of it, I have always been a team player,” Gamboa said. 

Gallego could not be reached for comment on Sunday.*

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