The mother and daughter tandem of Sandra Eriguel and Stefanie Ann Y. Eriguel, both medical doctors, have filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs) to seek reelection in the May 2022 elections as representative of La Union's Second District and mayor of Agoo town, respectively.
Rep. Sandra Eriguel, provincial chair of Lakas-CMD political party in La Union, filed her COC for her third and final term while daughter Stefanie, filed her COC udner the National Unity Party of which she is the provincial chairperson.
The decision to seek reelection aims to continue the brand of public service by the Eriguel family in the last 15 years, which transformed the second district of La Union into a hub of progress and development in Northern Luzon.
Rep. Eriguel, a medical doctor, is one of the authors of Republic Act No. 11509, or the Doktor Para sa Bayan Act, which established a medical scholarship and return service program for deserving students in state universities and colleges or in partner private higher education institutions.
Among the legislative pieces that she pushed in Congress for the benefit of her constituents include RA 11562 which expanded the Rosario District Hospital and RA 11559 which upgraded the Naguilian District Hospital.
She is also the principal author of RA 11484 which converted the road from Anduyan in Tubao, La Union to San Pascual, Tuba in Benguet into a national road.
She is currently the chairperson of the Inter-Parliamentary Relations and Diplomacy Committee of the House of Representatives and vice-chairperson of the Committee of Health and Foreign Affairs Committee.
Under her "Serbisyong Eriguel" program, more than 6,700 people in La Union’s Second District benefitted from the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced (TUPAD) program from 2019 to 2021; 2,261 individuals in crisis situation received help; 3,534 indigent patients obtained medical services; hundreds of beneficiaries learned new skills under technical and scholarship programs; and hundreds of farmers and fishermen were provided assistance.
Meanwhile, Mayor Eriguel is seeking her third term as mayor of Agoo, a first-class municipality considered as the "premier capital" as well as health, education, trade, commerce, industry, sports, culture and tourism center in southern La Union.
Agoo has received numerous awards and recognition for its commendable performance and accomplishments, including the Seal of Good Local Governance in advancing the principles of accountability and transparency in local government from the Department of Interior and Local Government.