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Old faces, new recruits: Possible 2025 lineup of People’s Champ Movement bared

General Santos City Administrator Franklin Gacal on Thursday revealed a “partial” lineup of the ruling People’s Champ Movement in the 2025 elections.

Gacal shared on Facebook a photo of their meeting with City Mayor Lorelie Pacquiao.

“Gearing up,” Gacal captioned.

Among the officials in the photo are old names poised to return in the local politics and “new recruits” of the party. These include incumbent Councilors Elizabeth Bagonoc, Richard Atendido, Dominador Lagare, Jr., Virgie Tiongson Llido, and Maria Lourdes Casabuena.

Casabuena who will end her term in 2025 bolted to the Pacquiao camp from rival RCRi Party, late last year, while Bagonoc joined the PCM last month.

Also in the picture is former City Councilor Shandee Llido-Pestaño and IPMR Lucio Cawayan Sr.

In a message to Politiko, the Gacal said the party had already a complete lineup.

“Partial. But we have a complete line up already,” he added.

Lagare is rumored to replace Gacal as city administrator as the latter had already expressed his plan to return to the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

Meanwhile, Councilor Jose Orlando “Odjok” Acharon who will also end his term next year, is slated as the running mate of Mayor Pacquiao in her re-election bid.

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