2nd, 3rd district winners proclaimed in Palawan

Atty. Cyrille “Beng” Abueg (2nd from left) is proclaimed the winner of the congressional race in the 2nd Legislative District of Palawan by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in the province on Friday, May 17. In the photo with her are members of the provincial board of canvassers (PBOC) provincial prosecutor Allen Ross Rodriguez (1st from left), Atty. Maricar Tan (1st from right) and provincial election supervisor Atty. Urbano Arlando (2nd from right).


The Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBOC) proclaimed Friday the poll winners in the second and third districts of Palawan.

Neophyte Cyrille Abueg won as representative of the 2nd district with 112,960 votes over Magnolia May San Jose who had 2,458 votes and Iko Ong with 17,470 votes.

For the 3rd congressional district, another newcomer, Atty. Gil Acosta Jr. won, with 72,880 votes over Douglas Hagedorn who only garnered 46,420 votes.

Former provincial information officer Atty. Gil Acosta Jr. is proclaimed the winner of the congressional race in the 3rd Legislative District against staunch rival ex-House representative Douglas Hagedorn on Friday, May 17, by the provincial COMELEC. Gil is the son of incumbent House Rep. Gil Acosta Sr. In the photo with him are members of the provincial board of canvassers (PBOC) provincial prosecutor Allen Ross Rodriguez (1st from left), Atty. Maricar Tan (1st from right) and provincial election supervisor Atty. Urbano Arlando (2nd from right).

The proclamation was made after all eight municipalities with Puerto Princesa City completed the transmittal of their election returns (ERs).

The delay in the proclamation was caused by 48 defective SD cards which were replaced on Thursday night.

Acosta said he will focus on the settlement of the land reclassification in the province.

“Ang problema natin sa lupa ay isa sa talagang dapat nating matutukan. Kung mapapansin natin ay ang Palawan ang may pinakamalaking land area sa Pilipinas and yet napakarami pang lupa na hindi pa na-cla-classify as alienable and disposable. Irony kasi na malawak ang lupain dito pero kokonti ang may hawak ng titulo,” he said.

For board members, declared winners were Sharon Abiog-Onda, Eduardo Modesto Rodriguez, Cesario Benedito and Ryan Maminta for the 2nd district.

For the 3rd district, Board Member Albert Rama won his reelection bid by getting 9,713 votes.

As of this writing, results for governor, the vice governor as well as for board members of the 1st district are delayed as the PBOC is still waiting for the results from the island municipality of Cagayancillo.

Incumbent Governor Jose Chaves Alvarez is still leading the race for Capitol with 206,364 votes against closest opponent Arthur Ventura who has 126,586 votes.

The other gubernatorial candidates were Marichelle Crespo who received 8,553 votes, Richard Lopez with 5,189 votes and Christopher Morales with 1,549 votes.

All elected officials will assume office in June.

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