BULACAN: Two veteran actors in the movie industry would be opponents in the vice gubernatorial race in Bulacan in the May 2016 election.
Incumbent Vice Governor Daniel Fernando is running again for a third time while sources said Salvador will use the substitution system allowed by the rules and law of the Comelec, which should be filed in December.
A source, who asked not to be named, said Salvador has already filed his residency in Marilao town in Bulacan and expects the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will allow him to run for public office.
The actor is expected to join former governor Josie Dela Cruz, who is now the Post Master General, under the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC).
Dela Cruz served the province of Bulacan for several decades starting as the youngest vice mayor of Bocaue, as provincial board member, Vice Governor and then the youngest Bulacan Governor from 1992 up to 2001.
Fernando, meanwhile, is running again under the Liberal Party with running mate Bulacan Gov. Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado, a third termer.
A Barangay Captain from 4th District of Bulacan, who spoke on condition that his name not be mentioned, said that some district representatives, municipal mayors down to barangay officials earlier announced their full support to the Dela Cruz-Salvador tandem after the results of a local survey showed that volunteers from the private sector wherein the Josie-Philip tandem gained a slight advantage over Alvarado-Fernando.