Pangasinan 4th District Representative Christopher de Venecia will not be running unopposed in his re-election bid in 2019.
Running against the Pangasinan politiko are three independent candidates:m Teodoro Wilhelm Manaois, incumbent Dagupan City Councilor Redford Christian Erfe-Mejia, and former Dagupan City Vice Mayor Alvin Fernandez, Nacionalista Party candidate Larry Gryson de Venecia.
Fernandez’s candidacy came as a surprise because his father, the late Dagupan City Mayor Alipio Fernandez, and De Venecia’s father, former speaker Jose de Venecia, we close political allies.
He said he is running to give the 4th District more choices for their lawmaker.
Erfe-Mejia, meanwhile, was accompanied by Dagupan City Vice Mayor Marc Brian Lim, when his filed his certificate of candidacy.
Lim is running for Dagupan City mayor.
Rumors also have it that Larry Gryson de Venecia will be substituted by the mother of the Dagupan City Vice Mayor, Celia Lim.
Celia Lim is the wife of former Dagupan City mayor Benjamin Lim.