This is one of the municipalities where the main protagonist fought it out in 2013. But this time with a twist.
No longer qualified to run for Mayor having served for 3 terms, incumbent Mayor Glen Eduarte made sure he’s still have a grip of power in Tayum. Mayor Eduarte decided to tap his youthful son to hopefully replace him.
Joash Eduarte – there’s nothing much I can say about him except that he’s just 22 or 23 years old. His presence in Tayum politics was non-existent for most of his father’s reign. It’s understandable considering he was just 13 years old when his father became Mayor. Joash may be holding the mouth piece but Mayor Eduarte is in the backgroud pulling the strings.
Joey Brillantes – ran in 2013 and lost. He filed an election protest after that. He eventually withdrew the case, probably realizing it’s a futile effort given the history of election protest will take forever.
Many has questioned (but not surprised) Mayor Eduarte’s decision in picking his son to run instead of his Vice-Mayor Jun Dion. Dion seems to be a better fit having experienced. It should be a no-braining having Dion run for mayor, but of course…that’s not his decision to make.
In fact, Jun Dion is no longer running. Mayor Glen Eduarte decided to run for Vice-Mayor.
Another interesting contest to watch.