Baguio mayoral bet’s expenses: 50 cents
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – When you seek to become mayor of a city, you spend more on your campaign than most local bets do, right?
Let this mayoral bet in Baguio City tell you: wrong.
Peter Puzon, appearing as Gamechanger Puzon on the ballot, spent only P0.50 – yes, 50 centavos! – according to the Statement of Election Contributions and Expenditures that he submitted to the local poll office here.
According to his report, he incurred that expense for photocopying.
The even bigger feat, however, is this: That amount represents a 400-percent cut on campaign expenses, from the P200 he spent on his mayoral bid in 2010.
And despite the much lower campaign spending, the number of votes he got doubled – 132 votes this year, compared to 66 votes in 2010.
Puzon spent the P200 in 2010 on photocopying services and a rubber stamp.
In the 2013 polls, he withdrew from the mayoral race 3 weeks before the elections, in favor of lawyer Jose Molintas (Liberal Party), who narrowly lost to re-electionist Mayor Mauricio Domogan (UNA). – Rappler.com
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