ALL IN THE FAMILY Jan 20, 2007 10:14:15 GMT -5
Post by Bingawanon on Jan 20, 2007 10:14:15 GMT -5
According to a local daily, this is qualified for Ripley's "Believe It or Not". Members of the Plagata Clan in Bingawan wants to occupy the two top positions in the Municipality.. Matt Plagata Palabrica, son of Provincial Agriculturist and Former Bingawan and San Enrique Mayor Zaf Palabrica, is running for Mayor. Matt is a former Board Member being the first Sangguniang Kabataan Provincial Federation President of Iloilo. After his term ended, he worked with the National Youth Commission in Malacañang and the Department of Agriculture. He resigned from the DA and run for Mayor last 2004 elections but lost to incumbent Mayor Ted Peter Plagata. His younger brother, incumbent Sangguniang Bayan Member Mark Plagata Palabrica is also running for vice mayor under the same ticket - Ugyon. Prior to being elected as regular SB member, Mark was also the SK President of Bingawan after his brother Matt's term of office as SK Prexy ended. Mark was SB Member of Bingawan for almost 9 years already. He finished his Bachelor of Laws and AB Political Science Degrees in CPU.. On the other side, Matt's opponent for Mayor is no other than his uncle Butch Pfleider who just arrived from the US. Butch is married to Perla Plagata, the 1st cousin of Matt's and Mark's mother. His running mate for Vice Mayor is no other than his 1st cousin-in-law and Last-termer Mayor Ted Peter Plagata, also the 1st cousin of Matt's and Mark's mother. Both Mayor Ted Plagata and SB Member Mark Palabrica were never defeated since they joined politics. Let's see who will taste the first defeat this coming elections.. I don't know if family ties will be a big issue to each of them for the reason that all of them who are running for the 2 top posts in the municipality belong to the same clan, not just ordinary relatives.. but all of them belong to the same and very near blood line..