ILOILO CITY: Local politicians are eyeing a tactical alliance with political parties as part of preparations for the 2016 elections. But there would be no formal political coalition, according to the political spokesman of Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog of the Liberal Party. Jeffrey Celiz said Mabilog was given full authority by Cong. Jerry P. Trenas to select the full city slate and that the list would be announced next month. Interested applicants will undergo a rigid screening conducted by the party’s selection board as Trenas and Mabilog will run for reelection.