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Elections 2022: Remember these Lawmakers who voted against ABS-CBN’s bid for a franchise renewal; most are running [again] for the following positions in their provinces, districts

In the upcoming national election, the majority of these lawmakers are vying again for various elective posts, although most of them are merely seeking reelection.

On July 10, 2020, 81 lawmakers decided ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal case in Congress. 11 out of these 81-panel members voted for the media giant’s broadcast franchise renewal, while a whopping 70 voted against it.

A majority vote of 44 is required to dissolve the case.



In the upcoming national election, the majority of these lawmakers are vying again for various elective posts, although most of them are merely seeking reelection.

Below are indicated their districts and provinces. Take note that a number of these lawmakers are swapping with family relatives for another elective position.

Also, party-list representatives who represented their party in the 18th Congress are not necessarily their party’s first nominees these upcoming 2022 election:

  1. Raneo Abu, 2nd District, Batangas – not running; his daughter, Ma. Reina Abu runs in his place.
  2. Cyrille Abueg-Zaldivar, 2nd District, Palawan – seeking a second term.
  3. Gil Acosta, Lone District, Puerto Princesa City – seeking a second term.
  4. Atonio Albano, 1st District, Isabela – seeking a reelection.
  5. Samantha Louise Alfonso, 2nd District, Cagayan – not running; her mom, Baby Aline Vargas-Alfonso, to succeed her.
  6. Juan Miguel Macapagal Arroyo, 2nd District, Pampanga – not running.
  7. Cristal Bagatsing, 5th District, Manila – seeking reelection.
  8. Julienne Baronda, Lone District, Iloilo City – seeking reelection.
  9. Elpidio Barzaga Jr., Lone District, Dasmarinas City – seeking reelection.
  10. Claudine Bautista, Partylist Representative, DAMPER – seeking reelection.
  11. Juan Pablo Bondoc, 4th District, Pampanga – completed third and final term; his sister, Dr. Anna York Bondoc runs in his place.
  12. Antonio Calixto, Lone District, Pasay City – seeking a second term.
  13. Prescious Castelo, 2nd District, Quezon City – seeking reelection.
  14. Joaquin Chipeco Jr., Lone District, Calamba City – seeking reelection.
  15. Theresa Collantes, 3rd District, Batangas – seeking a third term.
  16. Anthony Peter Crisologo, 1st District, Quezon City – seeking reelection.
  17. Francisco Datol, Partylist Representative, Senior Citizens – died of COVID last August 2020.
  18. Mike Defensor, Partylist Representative, Anak-Kalusugan – seeking a Quezon City mayoralty post.
  19. Paolo Duterte, 1st District, Davao City – seeking reelection.
  20. Faustino Michael Dy, 5th District, Isabela – seeking reelection.
  21. Faustino V. Dy, 6th District, Isabela – seeking reelection.
  22. Ian Paul Dy, 3rd District, Isabela – seeking reelection.
  23. Conrado Estrella III, Partylist Representative, Abono Partylist – seeking reelection.
  24. Ria Christina Fariñas, 1st District, Ilocos Norte – seeking reelection.
  25. Dan Fernandez, 1st District, Laguna – seeking reelection.
  26. Bayani Fernando, 1st District, Marikina City – seeking Maikina a mayoralty post.
  27. Luis Ferrer IV, 6th District, Cavite – seeking a Gen.Trias mayoralty post.
  28. Pablo John Garcia, 3rd District, Cebu – seeking reelection.
  29. Janette Garin, 1st district, Iloilo – seeking reelection.
  30. Sharon Garin, Aambis OWWA Partylist – seeking reelection.
  31. Weslie Gatchalian, 1st District, Valenzuela City – seeking Valenzuela mayoralty post; swaps with Mayor Rex Gatchalian who now seeks a Congressional post.
  32. Sandro Gonzales, MARINO Partlist – seeking reelection.
  33. Eduardo Gullas, 1st District, Cebu – retiring; his son, Talisay City Mayor Samsam Gullas, is to take his place.
  34. Bernadette Herrera-Dy, Bagong Henerasyon Partylist – seeking reelection.
  35. Dulce Ann Hofer, 2nd District, Zamboanga Sibugay – seeking Zamboanga Sibugay gubernatorial post.
  36. Eleandro Jesus Madrona, Lone District, Romblon – seeking reelection.
  37. Dale Malapitan, 1st District, Caloocan City – seeking Caloocan City mayoralty post; swaps with incumbent Caloocan Mayor Oca Malapitan who now seeks a Congressional post.
  38. Esmael Mangudadatu, 2nd District, Maguindanao – seeking reelection.
  39. Rodante Marcoleta, SAGIP Partylist – seeking senate seat.
  40. Eric Martinez, 2nd District, Valenzuela City – seeking reelection.
  41. Francisco Matugas, 1st District, Surigao del Norte – seeking reelection.
  42. Raymond Mendoza, TUCP Partylist – seeking reelection.
  43. Roger Mercado, Southern Leyte – not running; recently sworn in as new DPWH chief.
  44. John Marvin Nieto (Yul Servo), 3rd District, Manila – seeking a Manila vice-mayoralty post.
  45. Jose Fidel Nograles, 2nd District, Rizal – seeking reelection.
  46. Jericho Nograles, PBA Partylist – seeking reelection.
  47. Henry Oaminal, 2nd District, Misamis Occidental – seeking reelection.
  48. Joseph Stephen Paduano, ABANG LINGKOD Partylist – seeking reelection.
  49. Wilter Palma II, 1st District, Zamboanga Sibugay – seeking a Zamboanga Sibugay gubernatorial post
  50. Enrico Pineda, 1-PACMAN Partylist – seeking reelection.
  51. Jesus Crispin Remulla, 7th District, Cavite – seeking reelection.
  52. Strike Revilla, 2nd District, Cavite – seeking a Bacoor City mayoralty post; swaps with incumbent Bacoor Mayor Lani Mercado who now seeks a congressional seat.
  53. Yedda Romualdez, TINGOG Partylist – party seeking Congressional seat.
  54. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, 1st District, Leyte – seeking reelection.
  55. Xavier Jesus Romualdo, Lone District, Camiguin – seeking Camiguin gubernatorial post; swaps with incumbent Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo.
  56. Deogracias Savellano, 1st District, Ilocos Sur – seeking reelection.
  57. Frederick Siao, Lone District, Iligan City – seeking a Iligan City mayoralty post.
  58. Jose Singson Jr., Probinsyano Ako Partylist – seeking a Vigan City mayoralty post.
  59. Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado 1st District, Bulacan – seeking reelection.
  60. Alyssa Sheena Tan, 4th District, Isabela – seeking reelection.
  61. Sharee Ann Tan, 2nd District, Samar – seeking a gubernatorial post.
  62. Arnolfo Teves Jr., 3rd District, Negros Oriental – seeking reelection.
  63. Abraham Tolentino, 8th District, Cavite – not running; Agnes Tolentino runs in his place.
  64. Allan Ty, LPGMA Partlylist – the party seeking a congressional seat.
  65. Christian Unabia, 1st District, Misamis Oriental – seeking reelection.
  66. Rolando Valeriano, 2nd District Manila – seeking senate post.
  67. Luis Villafuerte Jr., 2nd District, Camarines Sur – seeking final term.
  68. Camille Villar, Lone District, Las Pinas City – seeking reelection.
  69. Eric Yap, ACT-CIS Partylist – seeking a Benguet Congressional post.
  70. Divina Grace Yu, 1st District, Zamboanga del Sur – seeking reelection.


Are any of these lawmakers vying for elective positions in your district? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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