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Bongat seeks mayoral comeback, challenges Legacion

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Former Mayor John Bongat is attempting to be elected as Naga City’s local chief executive once again.

Bongat already filed his certificate of candidacy for Mayor under the Coalition for Good Governance. Bongat’s running mate for vice mayor is Zeny Bragais.

He is expected to face incumbent Mayor Nelson Legacion, who served as his vice mayor before.

His slate for councilors are as follows:

1. Abella, Junjie
2. Ador, Jhessa
3. Belen, Gil Pogi
4. Celebrado, Joco
5. Jamer, Khian
6. Macaraig, Areiz
7. Moso, Gemma
8. Narvaez Lorenzo
9. Pielago, Papa Mico
10. Portillo, Amber

Bongat served as City Councilor for three consecutive terms from 2001 to 2010.

In 2010 he was elected as Naga City Mayor succeeding the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo. He was re-elected in 2013 and 2016.

After serving out his three terms as mayor, Bongat did not run in any public office in the 2019 elections.