The mayoral race in Caloocan City will be hotly contested between two big rivals — Rep. Enrico “Recom” Echiverri and Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan.
Echiverri filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for mayor on Wednesday.
Malapitan is expected to file his candacy along with other candidates for various posts today.
Echiverri, who served as mayor from 2007 to 2013, said he is confident of defeating Malapitan because the latter failed to fulfill his promises during the 2013 polls.
Echiverri’s running mate is barangay captain Ato Oliva.
His candidates for Congress are Susana Punzalan for District 1 and Mitch Cajayon for District 2.
Echiverri is running under the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC).
Malapitan, who is running under the United Nationalist Alliance, teamed up with Vice Mayor Macario Asistio, a member of the Partido ng Masang Pilipino.