Manuel Gabitanan, a candidate running in the upcoming 2022 Philippine elections, is a member of the National Unity Party. He is running for election to a seat in Santa Elena, Camarines Norte. He is hoping to be elected and take on the role of member of the Sangguniang Bayan. His ballot number is 9, and his name appears on the ballot as "GABITANAN, MAWE (NUP)".
This candidate is running for the position of Sangguniang Bayan (Municipal Council) member. A municipal council member is responsible for approving ordinances and passing resolutions for an efficient and effective municipal government, generating and maximizing resources and revenues for the municipality’s development plans, program objectives, and priorities, granting franchises, enacting ordinances authorizing the issuance of permits or licenses, enacting ordinances levying taxes, fees, and charges, regulating activities related to the use of land, buildings, and structures within the municipality, and approving ordinances ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of basic services and facilities.