A super majority of the elected barangay captains in the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections are perceived to be friendly with the administration of Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, former councilor Roberto Rojas said yesterday.
As an observer, Rojas said that about 50 of the elected barangay captains are believed inclined towards the Grupo Progreso, the political party of the present administration, aside from majority of the barangay kagawads and elected SK officials.
He believes this resulted because of the confidence that the barangay leaders have in the Leonardia administration, as well as their very strong relationship, he said.
Out of the 23 re-elected barangay captains, six were unopposed. The other 44 winning barangay captains are either newcomers or returnees.
Franklin Andre Familiaran of Brgy. 13, the son of Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, is the only newcomer who was unopposed. He will take the place of his wife, graduating Brgy. Capt. Tanya Familiaran, who won as number one kagawad in the barangay election.
All winning candidates for the BSKE in Bacolod City were proclaimed at about 3 p.m. yesterday.
The Comelec is set to break a tie in Brgy. 26 on Monday between Blessy Go and Charise Tayapad who both got 168 votes for SK chairperson, and of other candidates who got the same number of votes.
The last winner to be proclaimed was Councilor and Association of Barangay Captains president Noli Villarosa, an incumbent barangay captain of Brgy. Tangub.
Bacolod Election Officer Mavil Majarucon-Sia yesterday said an election return in Brgy. Tangub was placed by a member of the electoral board inside the ballot box. So the Board of Canvassers could not count the votes.
In order that they could open the ballot box, they had to ask for authority from Comelec Manila which caused some delay in the proclamation of Villarosa, she said.
Majarucon–Sia said the BSKE was generally peaceful except that the canvassing was slow because of the SK election. The registered voters for the SK election before only included 15 to 17 years old.
She said they will also counter check the cash cards of about 2,800 teachers, who have served in the BSKE, before these will be released to them.
She will try to release them today or as early as possible since she could not do more than two things at a time because their priority as of yesterday was to proclaim all the winning candidates before 5 p.m., Majarucon-Sia said.
So far they have received very minimal complaints during the elections, she said.
Majarucon-Sia said winning and losing candidates are required to submit their statement of contribution and expenses by June 13.
The continuing registration in preparation for the October filing could be in June or July, she said.
Winning candidates will start their term on June 30.
Meanwhile, Councilor Ricardo Tan said he hopes that candidates who did not win should accept their defeat, take things in stride, and let their experience serve as a lesson to help them overcome the challenges of the electoral exercise especially in the next election.
Tan said the winners should be magnanimous in victory and should not insult their political opponents since winning is but one part of the story. They should serve their constituents honestly and sincerely which is the main reason why they were voted into office.
Tan also said he welcomes those, who won for the first time, to the complicated world of politics.
Unofficial reports showed that the winning candidates for barangay captain in the 2018 barangay elections are Cesar Rellos Jr. (Barangay 1), Imelda Banguanga (Brgy. 2), Leonedas Asan (Brgy. 3), – Antonio Ongsingco (Brgy. 4), Raymundo Salaveria (Brgy. 5), Rudy Baydo Sr. (Brgy. 6), Elsie Sibug (Brgy. 7), Juanna Magalona (Brgy. 8), Ronnie Serrano (Brgy. 9), Dexter Yap (Brgy. 10);
Evelyn Taasan (Brgy. 11), Marcelo Uberas (Brgy. 12), Franklin Andre Familiaran ( Brgy. 13), Carl John Magno (Brgy. 14), Anthony Loth Ayco (Brgy. 15), Nelson Ligaya Jr. (Brgy. 16), Rogelio Babiania (Brgy. 17), Madeline Diaz (Brgy. 18), Jim Piramo (Brgy. 19), Edward Ye (Brgy. 20), Felipe Rife (Brgy. 21), Diosdado Mayo (Brgy. 22), Wenceslao Parlan (Brgy. 23), Leif Gregory Ledesma (Brgy. 24);
Joseph Anthony Ortillo (Brgy. 25), Jhun Mharvy Orola (Brgy. 26), Freeman Madalag (Brgy. 27), June Mark Carpio (Brgy. 28), Edner Gigie (Bgry. 29), John Mark Petierre (Brgy. 30), German Bullolaza (Bgry. 31), Ernesto Yap (Brgy. 32), John Malaya (Bgry. 33), Teodoro Yulo (Bgry. 34), Jboy Miranda (Brgy. 35), Joemarie Biasca (Bgry. 36), Adrian Garrucho (Brgy. 37), Gener Agpalo (Bgry. 38);
Jude Salusada (Bgry. 39), Elmer Villanueva (Brgy. 40), Salvacion Penuela (Brgy. 41), Degie Tanista Sr. (Alangilan), Diogracias de la Vega (Alijis), Ricky Mijares Jr. (Banago), Angelitio Abaring (Bata), Juan Zonuel Malayang (Cabug), Jerry Tingson (Estefania), Ramon Jardin (Felisa), Alfredo Talimodao Jr. (Granada), Ricardo Danoy (Handumanan), Arturo Parreño (Mandalagan);
Rodolfo Pico (Mansilingan), Glo-Ann Tambasin (Montevista), Yolanda Noble (Pahanocoy), Leah Palma (Punta-Taytay), Rosinie Distrito (Singcang), Rodney Carmona (Sum-ag), Lady Gles Gonzales (Taculing), Noli Villarosa (Tangub), Rommel Flores (Villamonte) and Jose Maria Leonardo Norberto de Leon (Vista Alegre).*CGS
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