At least two names have recently surfaced to become part of the LP team in Naga City: Atty. Miles Raquid-Arroyo and Punong Barangay Elmer Baldemoro. Atty Miles was a three-term councilor of the city. PB Baldemoro is a multi-awarded barangay captain of Concepcion Grande, Naga City.
It seems the tandem of Atty. John Bongat and Atty. Nelson Legacion is slowly but steadily fortifying a winning ticket that will hopefully ensure the phenomenon "ubos kun ubos, gabos kun gabos" pioneered by former Mayor and SILG Jesse Robredo. They are one or two names short of completing the line up. If this will be settled well, the remaining issue will be the congressional candidate for the 3rd District of Camarines Sur.
The political opponents, on the other hand, is closely monitoring developments. Among the emerging strategy is the fielding of "targeted" candidates for councilors, fielding a specific candidate against a specific incumbent official if only to deprive the LP team of the "ubos kun ubos" slate.
Some names emerging as potential challengers of incumbent councilors are Mrs. Badette Roco, a former city councilor; Dr. Jess Albeus, former Punong Barangay of Tabuco, Naga City; Atty. Anlu Carpio, a practicing lawyer; and and Atty. Adan Botor who previously run for mayor of Naga City in the 2010 elections.
As the date for filing of candidacy draws nearer, I am sure more names will emerge. Let us wait and see.