Incoming Negros Occidental governor calls for unity
Negros Occ. (13 May) -- Incoming Negros Occ. Governor-Elect Alfredo Maraņon Jr. extended a hand of friendship to all his political rivals after winning the gubernatorial seat here.
He said all bitterness and wrangling before the election must be put behind and move forward for the good of the province.
What is more important now is to serve the people who have voted us into power, he added.
Maraņon got 485,610 votes and won a wide margin over former Negros Occ. Governor Lito Coscolluela who garnered 323,389 votes.
He ran under the United Negros Alliance, UNA party, while Coscolluela bannered the Aton Tamdon Utod Negrosanon.
Maraņon is the brother of the late Gov. Joseph Maraņon who died of cancer before he was able to finish his term.
He was succeeded by then Vice-Governor Isidro Zayco who will end his service as governor this June and will serve as Mayor of Kabankalan City where he ran and won in a landslide. (PIA-LOL) [top]