Aspiring Bohol board member withdraws candidacy

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Photo courtesy of TIROL Leah’s Facebook page

TAGBILARAN CITY –– A candidate for the first member of the Bohol District Board of Directors has withdrawn her candidacy in the 2022 election.

Leah Tirol, educator and entrepreneur, withdrew her certificate of candidacy for the Provincial Election Commission on Wednesday, November 9.

Her lawyer Agang Columnas and her husband, Arthur, accompanied her.

Provincial election supervisor Eliseo Labaria said Comelec had until November 15 for political parties to replace their candidates.

In a Facebook post, Tirol said she was following Davao mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who withdrew her mayoral bid on Tuesday.

“Since Inday Sara withdrew her candidacy, Inday Leah has also withdrawn her candidacy,” she said.

“To my beloved supporters, I hope you will understand my decision. We will do it next time. Take care of yourself and God bless us all.

Tirol did not disclose further details of its decision.

A source said Dominic Butalid, son of former governor Rolando Butalid, could replace Tyrol, but the party has yet to release an official statement.

Tirol, known as Internet Princess of Bohol, is the daughter of former Bohol Governor David Tirol and former board member Amalia Tirol.

Her desire to serve her fellow Boholanos convinced her to run for the board in 2010, but she lost.

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