Melody Anne Santos Benitez is a candidate for Municipal Vice-Mayor in the Philippine elections. She is campaigning in Caraga, Davao Oriental under the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan (PDPLBN) ticket. She is campaigning under the ballot name of "BENITEZ, MELODY ANNE (PDPLBN)".
This candidate is running for the position of Municipal Vice Mayor. The vice mayor is responsible for presiding over the sangguniang bayan (municipal council) and signing warrants for expenditures appropriated for its operation, appointing officials and employees of the sangguniang bayan, with exceptions provided in the Local Government Code, exercising the powers and perform the duties and functions of the municipal mayor in cases of temporary vacancy, and assuming the municipal mayor’s office in the event of a permanent one.