Monday, October 8, 2012

Three contest Chatto 
seat in 2013 elections 
Rey Anthony Chiu 

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol October 6, 2012 (PIA)—Governor Edgar Migrino Chatto’s reelection bid wont be a breeze, this as three other candidates officially put up a challenge for Capitol top seat, data from the Provincial Election Supervisor (PES) showed. 

On the last day of filing, Friday, October 5, PES Eliseo RZB Labaria said his office received the candidacies of first term Carmen Mayor Conchita T. de los Reyes (United Nationalist Alliance), movie actor and comedian Roberto “Amay” G. Reyes (Kilusang Bagong Lipunan) and retired army / police officer Wenceslao S. Garcia (Independent). 

For the second top provincial seat, incumbent Vice Governor Concepcion O. Lim, taking up the Liberal Party banner would fight it out with a political neophyte but equally influential Sharlene M. Corral-Lim, wife of city Mayor Dan Lim, who carries the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) party and retired army officer Joseph G. Sevilla, who runs as independent candidate. 

Seven candidates would also be jockeying for the top three position as Sangguniang Panlalawigan Board Member for the first district, according to Labaria. 

The candidates include incumbents and re-electionists Atty. Vincenzo B. Arcamo, Atty Abeleon R. Damalerio, Dr. Cesar Tomas M. Lopez of the Liberal Party slate, Tagbilaran City barangay chairman Arlene P. Karaan (UNA), former provincial administrator and lawyer Handel T. Lagunay and retiree Pedro P. Torralba carrying the NPC slate and law graduate Cirilo M. Esperanza Jr. who runs as independent. 

For the second district, running for Board members include re-electionists: dentist Romulo G. Cepedoza, engineer Gerardo C. Garcia waving the LP flag along with former Inabanga Councilor Jovanna C. Jumamoy for the administration. 

Also gunning for the three seats open for the second district board member is former provincial legislators, lawyer Tomas D. Abapo (NPC) and nurse Maria Fe Camacho (NPC), retired police and businessman Bernardo F. Avenido (LP), and agriculturist Alfredo M. Evalarosa (NPC) 

In the third district, three incumbents are seeking reelection while battling to retain their seats against seven equally competing candidates. 

The incumbents are lawyer and educator Dionisio D. Balite (NPC), businessman Brigido Z. Imboy and educator Godofreda O. Tirol who carries the LP banner with educator Elpidio M. Jala and businessman Josil E. Trabajo. 

With Balite in the UNA slates are barangay Chairman Antidio B. Chatto, Alejandro A. Lomod while radio broadcaster Santos A. Abella and barangay chairman Reynaldo M. Polinar run as independent candidates. 

Incumbent Representative Rene L. Relampagos will slug it out with city Mayor Dan N. Lim congressman. Relampagos takes the LP banner while Lim caries the NPC flag in the first district congressional race. 

For Bohol’s second district, it will be a fight between two lawyers: Congressman Erico B. Aumentado, who runs under the NPC slate will battle it out with LP candidate and Trinidad Mayor Roberto C. Cajes. 

For the third district of Bohol, incumbent congressman and lawyer Arthur C. Yap (NPC) faces Loboc mayor Leon A. Calipusan (LP). (30/gg)

Two mayors get sure win, 
Months before 2013 polls 
Rey Anthony Chiu 

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol October 6, 2012 (PIA)—This early, two incumbent mayors in Bohol find themselves virtual winners in the May 2013 elections, their election officers already noting no contenders for their seats which should have been up for grabs. 

Sikatuna Mayor Jose Ellorimo and Lila Mayor Reina Salazar run unopposed for the coming elections while 103 more candidates are expected to strategize a winning position as mayors in Bohol’s 77 towns and a city. As of 4:00 PM Saturday, Duero election assistant has not forwarded to the Provincial Election Supervisor the official list of candidates for the town. 

And in most unexpected twist, Bohol towns with the smallest voting populations showed more mayoralty aspirants compared to the vote rich towns, data from Bohol Election Supervisor Atty Eliseo Labaria showed. 

Bohol’s smallest voting town Corella (Bohol I) has four mayoralty aspirants, including incumbent Nicanor D. Tocmo, Vito B. Rapal, Reynaldo B. Irig and Epifanio Bolando. Corella has only 4,405 voters as of October 2010 polls, according to election assistant Maria Lourdes Cempron. 

San Isidro, (Bohol III), the town with the next lowest voting population at 5,614 has incumbent Mayor Jacinto B. Naraga fighting among other contenders: Quirino S. Samuya and Reynaldo M. Loyola. 

Other towns with small voting population are Lila at 6,521 and Sikatuna at 4,518. 

Meanwhile, Bohol’s towns with the biggest voting population have fewer mayoralty aspirants except Tagbilaran City where the latest reports said four candidates are gunning for the top seat. Fielding their candidacies are Dr. Abe Lim, Atty. Asisclo Gonzaga and John Geesnel Yap. Tagbilaran City election registrar has not incorporated his final report to the PES as of 4:00 PM Saturday. 

Tagbilaran City has 47,858 registered voters as of October 2010 elections. 

Ubay, with 36,219 registered voters as of October 2010 elections has three candidates gunning for the top seat: Galicano Atup (LP), Danilo Mendez (NP) and Constantino Reyes (NPC). 

Talibon, which has 29,842 registered voters has two aspirants:incumbent Restituto Auxtero and Carlito V. Evangelista Sr. 

Carmen town, with 26, 815 voters has three top seat contenders: Francisco delos Reyes, Manuel Molina and Ricardo Francisco Toribio. 

Tubigon (25,511) has two aspirants including incumbent mayor William R. Jao (LP) and Marlon Amila (NPC). 

For Inabanga’s 25,296 voters, two aspirants slug it out including Josephine Socorro C. Jumamoy and Epifanio B. Munesis. 

Loon, with 25,057 voters has two aspirants: incumbent Lloyd Peter Lopez (LP) and Analiza O. Go (UNA)

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