Two names now surfaced as strong contenders for the presidency of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP)-Bohol Chapter.
Tinuod Nga Bol-anon camp is likely to field Loboc Mayor-Elect Leon Calipusan, although it is not final yet.
Padayon Bol-anon camp, for its part, may field reelected Dauis Mayor Miriam Sumaylo.
Calipusan tested the waters for a congressional bid in 2013 but withdrew to concentrate on the campaign for her sister, Loboc Mayor Helen Alaba.
Calipusan, coming from the third district, is expected to wield his clout over the third district leaders to make it to the LMP-Bohol presidency as it would be helpful to his possible comeback to the congressional race in 2022.
Sumaylo, on the other hand, gets encouragement from fellow mayors for her darling-of-the-crowd factor.
Her remarkable leadership that transformed Dauis from once a sleepy down into an investment hub now impressed the other mayors and is now considered a plus factor to her potentials for LMP-Bohol presidency.
Padayon Bol-anon is bent on fielding a strong contender to maintain its hold on the LMP-Bohol as the current president, Clarin Mayor Allen Ray Piezas, has been elected vice mayor.
Piezas who is from Padayon Bol-anon is also bent on passing the torch to an ally.
Piezas, however, said Padayon Bol-anon has not yet discussed the LMP-Bohol presidency yet.
LMP-Bohol is set to hold its election of officers sometime in July or August this year.
Stalwarts of both Tinuod Nga Bol-anon and Padayon Bol-anon remain mum on their official bets though.