SAN PABLO CITY – At the strike of 12:00 midnight, a total of 2,547 candidates filed their certificates of candidacy at the Office of the City
Election Officer here. 1,654 are for the positions of Punong Barangay and Kagawad of the Sangguniang Barangay, and 893 are for the position of Chairman and Kagawad of the Sangguniang Kabataan. There are 80 barangays here, and 50 of which are considered rural communities according to City Election Officer Patrick H. Arbilo.
There are 134,486 registered adult voters in the city, and Arbilo said the holding of barangay elections here are always peacefull and orderly, particularly that in the rural barangays, those contending for the same position are relatives.