Politics won’t part this husband-and-wife politikos


Incumbent Lamitan City mayor Rose Furigay and her husband, Vice Mayor Roderick Furigay, will get their second term in office unopposed.

Except for the couple, no one filed a certificate of candidacy for either mayor or vice mayor until the end of the filing of COC on Friday, October 16, according to the local Commission on Elections (Comelec) office.

The Furigays are running under the banner of the Liberal Party (LP).

Mrs. Furigay, a neophyte politician, beat her nephew Hegem in a closely fought mayoralty race in the 2013 elections, winning by just 671 votes.

She replaced her husband Roderick, who was then on his last term as mayor.

Roderick slid down to vice mayor and won.