June 21, 2024

The son of the slain candidate for board member in Mountain Province filed as a substitute in the May 9 elections.
Angel Moises Tamang filed his certificate of candidacy and certificate of nomination and acceptance on April 11 as a substitute of his father, Cariño Tamang, board member of district 1, according to the Commission on Elections Mountain Province.
The older Tamang died of gunshot wounds on March 6 after a heated argument with the 80-year-old suspect, who was also later arrested by the police in Dagawe, Paracelis. 
The 56-year-old Tamang served as board member for District 1 from 2007 to 2010, 2010 to 2013 and 2016 to 2019.
He filed his COC last Oct. 8, 2021 under the Nacionalista Party.
The younger Tamang is a nurse by profession.
Meanwhile, in Sadanga, the son of the late mayor Gabino Ganggangan earlier substituted his father who was then seeking for reelection.
Adolf “Angili” Ganggangan, just like his father, is a civil engineer and the second among four children.
The late mayor died of cardiac arrest on Jan. 29 while he was attending a wedding in Guina-ang, Bontoc.
Ganggangan came to prominence especially this Covid-19 pandemic for waiving the food packs from the Department of Social Welfare and Development intended for the municipality.
The late mayor also became the voice of anti-insurgency in the region through his active participation in the programs of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict.
The substitution of candidates with political party, by reason of death, is allowed until mid-day of election day. Comelec Resolution 10717 requires that the substitute has the same surname. – Ofelia C. Empian