Merlita Benedicto is a candidate running in the upcoming Philippine elections for Municipal Vice-Mayor. She is running as an independent, without a party. She is campaigning in Tagkawayan, Quezon. She is listed on the ballot as #1, under the name "BENEDICTO, WAYANG (IND)".
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.
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