The Remullas appear to be sticking to their guns in Cavite, as Justice Secretary Boying’s son, Provincial Board Member Crispin Diego “Ping” Remulla, is vying for the congressional seat that his father vacated.
Ping Remulla, along with his wife, son, and brother Abeng Remulla, submitted his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) at the Comelec Office in Trece Martires City on the last day of filing for the special elections in the 7th District.
He will run under the National Unity Party (NUP) ticket, which was also the political party of his father and uncle, Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla.
If he wins the special elections, Ping will be the third member of the Remulla dynasty to serve as a national legislator, following his father’s seat in the lower Congress and his other uncle, Gilbert Remulla, who was also a former congressman.
Meanwhile, former Trece Martires City Mayor Melencio “Jun” de Sagun Jr. would attempt to run against the young Remulla in his congressional bid.
De Sagun filed his COC on Monday, December 5 and he will run as an independent candidate.
According to Comelec, the official campaign period will run from January 26 to February 23, 2023, with the special election taking place on February 25, 2023.
To recall, Boying Remulla vacated the post when he was appointed as Justice Secretary by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. just two weeks after being reelected.
Thumbnail photo courtesy of Ping Remulla/FB