Thursday, May 23, 2013

Successful LGU Aklan Candidates

Picture above shows the victorious candidates in the May 13, 2013 mid-term elections in Aklan. They are (l to r) Gabrielle V. Calizo-Quimpo - Vice Governor, Congressman Florencio T. Miraflores - Governor, and Kasangga Partylist Cong. Teodorico T. Haresco, Jr. - Congressman, Lone District of Aklan. 

Come July 1, 2013, Aklan will have a new set of elected municipal and provincial officials.

Aklan has a total registered voters of 328,642. Out of this number, 268,199 actually voted or 81.6 percent on the May 13, 2013 midterm elections. Those who voted, they elected now Cong. Florencio T. Miraflores Aklan governor which term starts on July 1, 2013. Miraflores defeated Makato Mayor Ramon S. Legaspi, Jr. Miraflores got 122,427 votes or 45.6 percent to Legaspi’s 99,034 only or 36.9 percent of the votes cast.

There were four candidates for congressman for the lone district of Aklan. They were Phoebe Clarice L. Cabagnot – incumbent Aklan SP member (West), Partylist Cong. Teodorico T. Haresco, Jr., Banga Mayor Antonio T. Maming and former Boat Captain Ramy E. Panagsagan. Cong. Haresco prevailed over the three candidates. 

Haresco got 104,438 or 38.9 percent of the votes cast. Maming got 96,629 votes or 36 percent, Cabagnot got 34,216 votes or 12.75 percent, while Panagsagan got 5,324 votes or 1.98 percent. 

For Vice Governor of Aklan, the incumbent vice governor Gabrielle V. Calizo-Quimpo defeated Victor Manuel M. Garcia. Calizo-Quimpo garnered 116,925 votes or 43.5 percent to Garcia’s 90,282 votes or 33.6 percent.

In the Sangguniang Panlalawigan race, the Eastern district retained Hon. Rodson F. Mayor as SP member. Hon. Emmanuel Soviet Russia A. Dela Cruz is a first termer. He is an incumbent Kalibo SB member who topped the election for SP members. Atty. Plaridel M. Morania is a come backing SP member. Ms. Lilian Quimpo-Tirol, placed third. She is a former member of Kalibo SB. Atty. Harry C. Sucgang, a practicing lawyer from Batan, Aklan displaced Hon. Jean O. Rodriguez, the current SP member who placed sixth. But sorry, SP member Eastern side needs five members only.

As the congressman and governor of Aklan who are cousins from Ibajay, Western Aklan is also represented in the SP by Ibajaynons. Hon. Jose Enrique M. Miraflores, son of Congressman Joeben and Ibajay Mayor Lulu topped the election. Roberto M. Garcia, Jr. son of the late former Governor Nono Garcia is elected SP member. Ibajay Vice Mayor Nelson O. Santamaria is elected with Malay SB member Esel L. Flores, Ramon S. Gelito, a former SP member, got the second highest number of votes. Although he is now residing in Makato, Gelito’s roots are from Ibajay. Among the nine candidates for SP member (Western), Engr. Ricardo I. Ileto of Malinao, Makato SB member Basilides T. Tabernilla, Cipriano G. Casidsid – Nabas, and Basilia I. Fajardo – Numancia did not make it to the SP.  

Aklan PBC Winds Up Proclamation 
of Winning Candidates

Reconvening at noon on Thursday, May 17, 2013 at the Aklan Sangguniang Panlalawigan session hall, the Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBC) finally proclaimed the winning candidates for the last two slots in the provincial board in the East District of the province.

Proclaimed were lawyer Plaridel M. Morania for the fourth slot and lawyer Harry C. Sucgang for the fifth and final slot. Morania garnered a total of 48,633 votes while Sucgang got a total of 48,190 votes.

Sucgang narrowly edged incumbent SP Member Jean Oquendo Rodriguez who was relegated to the sixth slot when she got only a total of 48,166 votes, 24 votes behind Sucgang.

Proclaimed early Thursday morning by the PBC are Congressman-elect Teodorico Haresco, Jr. who got a total of 105,971 votes, edging narrowly rival candidate, Banga Mayor Antonio Maming, by only 9,649 votes.
Likewise proclaimed with Haresco are Governor-elect Florencio T. Miraflores and re-elected Vice Governor, Gabrielle V. Calizo-Quimpo who got a total of 123,034 votes and 117,605 votes, respectively.

Miraflores edged rival candidate, Makato Mayor Ramon S. Legaspi, Jr. by a margin of 24,060 votes. Quimpo edged rival candidate, incumbent SP Member Victor Manuel M. Garcia, by 27,197 votes.

Also proclaimed Thursday are SP Members-elect in the West District, namely: Jose Enrique M. Miraflores (re-elected), Ramon S. Gelito, Roberto M. Garcia, Jr., Esel Flores, and Nelson D. Santamaria. With them proclaimed were SP Members-elect for the East District, namely: Soviet Dela Cruz, Rodson F. Mayor (re-elected), and Lilian Q. Tirol.  /MP

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