Calbayog City gives Liberal Party solid vote
By Ninfa B Quirante
Catbalogan City (May 13) -- Calbayog City, some 87 kilometers north of Samar’s capital city of Catbalogan, gave the Liberal Party a solid vote.
Such that all candidates of the party led by then Samar’s First District Representative, Reynaldo Uy was declared mayor-elect of Calbayog City, while his party-ally, then Mayor Mel Senen Sarmiento has been elected the new Representative of First District to Congress.
Although Sarmineto listed in his candidacy his party as Lakas-Kampi-CMD, Calbayognons maintained he belongs to the Liberal Party.
Sarmiento will be proclaimed simultaneously with Samar’s winning provincial officials by the Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBOC) as soon as all election returns are in. As it is, the PBOC is still in the waiting status for two more election returns.
Just yesterday afternoon, City Comelec Officer Jesus Java proclaimed the winners.
Liberal party winners also included the then and now Vice Mayor Ronald Aquino and Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) members for first district Raymond Uy, Ronald Mark Aquino, Arturo Pasacas, Virgilio Clemens, Susano Salurio and Jonas Montealto.
Calbayog voters also gave another solid vote for Liberal in the second district SP members such as Ray James Uy, Danilo Bernate, Julius Mancol, Regina Rabuya, Rogelio Casurao amd Virgilio Porlares.
The dynamic tandem of Uy and Sarmiento in a Radyo ng Bayan interview thanked the first district for delivering them the much needed votes and vowed to sustain programs and infrastructure projects.
Despite the pronounced ‘failure of elections’ in the three barangays of San Antonio, Himalarug and Mabini 1, proclamation was set. It was not clear why ‘failure of election’ happened in the mentioned barangays.
The City Board of Canvassers was led by Comelec’s Jesus Java, DepEd Superintendent Edith Paculan and City Prosecutor Feleciano Aguilar. (PIA-Samar with report from Radyo ng Bayan-DYOG) [top]