Rico Bañal is running for office in the upcoming Philippine elections under the Lakas Christian Muslim Democrats banner. Bañal is running for Municipal Vice-Mayor, in Gumaca, Quezon Province. He is campaigning for the position under the name BAÑAL, RICO (LAKAS).
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.