Butuan's Amante, Aquino lead in mayoralty, congressional races
Butuan City (May 11) -- City mayoralty candidate Dr. Ferdinand M. Amante Jr. of the Liberal Party (LP) and congressional bet Jose S. Aquino II of Lakas-Kampi-CMD party, are both leading in the latest count of the City Board of Canvassers in this region's capital city.
Amante's running mate, Lawrence Lemuel H. Fortun, is also leading in the same latest count against incumbent Vice Mayor Dino Claudio M. Sanchez of Lakas Kampi-CMD party.
As of 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Amante garnered 57,732 against former city Mayor Leonides Theresa B. Plaza of Lakas-Kampi- CMD with 49,960 votes.
Rep. Aquino also garnered 77,894 votes against Angelo A. Jimenez's 35,588 votes while Fortun also garnered 62,126 votes against Sanchez with only 39,125 votes.
In Agusan del Sur, congressional race for 1st district -- Maria Valentina Plaza (Lakas-Kampi-CMD) garnered in the initial provincial board of canvassing count 61,748 votes against Roberto Aquino's (LP) 32,738 votes.
In that same province's 2nd district congressional race -- Evelyn Plaza-Millana (Lakas-Kampi-CMD) garnered 51,210 votes against Ceferino Paredes Jr. with 35,188 votes. (muc/PIA-Caraga) [top]