BOPK’s choice: Margot-Franklyn tandem

By: Morexette Marie Erram - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | October 04,2021 - 08:17 PM
BOPK's choice: Margot-Franklyn tandem

Councilor Margarita “Margot” Osmeña (left) is running for mayor under the BO-PK in 2022 elections. Her running mate will be Kasambagan Brgy. Captain and ABC -Cebu City President Franklyn Ong | CDN file photo (JUNJIE MENDOZA)

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A different name has emerged to lead the mayoralty race of Bando-Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) for next year’s elections. 

Former Cebu City Councilor Margot Osmeña on Monday, October 4 confirmed to CDN Digital in a text message that she will running for mayor, a post her husband, former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, previously held. 

Margot also confirmed that her running mate will be Kasambagan Barangay Captain Franklyn Ong, who is also the president of the Association of Barangay Captains in Cebu City (ABC-Cebu City). 

Margot for mayor, Ong for vice mayor for BO-PK. In photo is Ong.

Franklyn Ong, president of the Liga ng mga Barangay -Cebu City Chapter is the running mate for vice mayor of Cebu City in the coming elections. | File Photo

In the meantime, she added that she would be issuing soon an official statement on her decision to return to politics. 

Margot started her political career in 2010 when she was elected as city councilor. She completed all three terms serving in the legislative. 

From 2016 to 2019, she was the chairperson of the council’s Committee on Budget and Finance. 

Before entering politics, Margot was a banker both in the Philippines and in the US. She has worked for the Bank of Asia, the Philippine American Investment Corp. and the Century Bank in California.

Prior to Margot’s announcement, reports have been circulating that BOPK might be fielding either Ong or Cebu City South District Rep. Rodrigo “Bebot” Abellanosa as its mayoralty bet. 

BOPK has yet to reveal their complete lineup for the 2022 elections as of this writing. 

The opposing Partido Barug, for their part, are expected to present their candidates tomorrow, October 5. 

Vice Mayor Michael Rama will lead Partido Barug as its mayoralty bet. 

Filing of Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for the May 9, 2022 polls is currently ongoing until October 8. 

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