New set of Benguet provincial and municipal officials proclaimed
by SC Aro
La Trinidad, Benguet (15 May) -- Rain of blessings as they call it poured when the proclamation rites for the provincial officials was about to commence at the Open Gymnasium of the Benguet Provincial Capitol last May 12.
Was it a good omen for the new set of officials who will take the cudgels in governing the people?
The comebacking Congressman Ronald Cosalan thanked his supporters and admitted that without them he could not have won the race. He beat Jack Dulnuan by 10,720 votes.
Incumbent Governor Nestor won convincingly over former Congressman Samuel Dangwa with a difference of 47,055 votes.
Expressing his gratitude to his supporters, d Fongwan was candid in saying to elected officials belonging to different parties to set aside their political affiliations and differences but rather work hand in hand.
"We only have three years to work together. People especially the marginalized sectors are expecting much from us," he stressed.
He also opened the doors of his office not only officials but people who would be needing help.
Re-elected incumbent Vice Governor Crescencio Pacalso's victory was likewise overwhelming defeating Wasing Sacla by 69,930 votes.
Provincial Election Supervisor Atty. Elenita Tabangin chaired the Board of Canvassers while Provincial Prosecutor William Bacoling is the vice chair with Benguet Division Superintendent Mary Namuhe as member.
Elected Provincial Board Members District I covering the towns of Bokod, Itogon, Sablan, Kabayan, and Tuba were Juan Nazarro Jr., Alfonso Fianza, Benjamin Saguid, and Johnny Waguis.
For District II covering the towns of Atok, Kapangan, Kibungan, La Trinidad, Mankayan, Buguias, Bakun, and Tublay elected members of the board were Nelson Dangwa, Florence Tingbaoen, Apolinario Camsol, Rogelio Leon, Concepcion Balao, and Nardo Cayat.
List of municipal officials who won in the recently concluded elections are as follows:
Atok - Mayor Peter Alos, Vice Mayor Marson Lay-at, Councilors - Andrew Tumayon, Angelito Galao Sr., Domingo Oras, Presco Tiotio, Pulmano Depnag, Dizal Pa-ang, Paquito Calantas, and Edd Mayor.
Bakun - Mayor Marcelo Contada, Vice Mayor Paulino Dalmones, Councilors - Crispin Atonen, Luis Lasuden, Edward Buscol, Lorenzo Santiban, Virginia Lacbongan, Bill Raymundo, Marcial Tamid-ay, and Jose Dio-alan
Bokod - Mayor Mauricio Mackay, Vice Mayor Reynaldo Tello, Councilors - Hanalyn Oldico, Pedro Anton, Quinto Bumakil, Maximo Camado, Rogelio Basco, Yolanda Waguey, Patricio Cuilan, and Marian Calawen.
Buguias - Mayor Melchor Diclas, Vice Mayor Ireneo Calwag, Councilor - Bernadette Willie, Julius Amos, Florencio Vicente, Dione Baucas, Federico Aquisio, Daniel Igualdo, Frnacisco Lesion, and Vicente Kitongan.
Itogon - Mayor Oscar Camantilies, Vice Mayor Noel Ngolob, Councilors - Alexander Fianza, Norberto Pacio, Adriano Carantes, Bernard Waclin, Annie Galiega, Arnel Bahingawan, Johnny Galutan, and Gerard Cornel.
Kabayan - Mayor Faustino Aquisan, Vice Mayor Jimmy Guinsiman, Councilors - Lonie Tampoc, Dorothea Sental, Terio Aguinse, Madelyn Meno, Alano Clabson, Salvador Aroco, Marcelino Taynan, and Elmer Ganase.
Kapangan - Mayor Roberto Canuto, Vice Mayor Lorenzo Lauro, Councilors - Manny Fermin, Mayo Eslay, Hector Mariano, Harris Dizon, Estacio Canuto, Romeo Dumaguing, Rudy Teofilo, and Daniel Basigan Jr.
Kibungan - Mayor Benito Siadto, Vice Mayor Sacta, Councilors - Cecilio Fianza Sr., Edwin Nitron, Reynaldo Postino, Doroteho Pascual, Octavio Placido, Joseph Pantaleon, Lovio Nabe, and Philmore Dayao.
La Trinidad - Mayor Gregorio Abalos Jr, Vice Mayor Romeo Salda, Councilors - Jim Botiwey, Henry Kipas, Arthur Shontogan, Roderick Awingan, Horacio Ramos Jr., Estrella Adeban, Francis Lee, and Von Rayn Tauli.
Mankayan - Materno Luspian, Paterno Dacanay, Councilors - Jules Tanglib, William Mendoza, Cellong Campos, Greta Almora, Evelyn Ayan, Joseph Denver Tongacan, Rufino Buli-e, and Santos Labi.
Sablan - Mayor Arthur Baldo, Vice Mayor Julio Gayaman, Councilors - Leonardo Lawana, Manuel Munar Jr., Vilma Ringor, Herminigildo Ome, Calixto Tanas, Rogelio Sito, Justo Barawa, and Eulalia Tacay.
Tuba - Mayor Florencio Bentrez, Vice Mayor Noel Ngolob, Councilors - Maria Carantes Ignacio Rivera, Adora Paus, Rebecca Apil, Dick Balting, Roger Kitma, Gavey Behis,and Pedro Esteban.
Tublay - Mayor Ruben Paoad, Vice Mayor Armando Lauro, Councilors - Modesto Pungayan Jr, Marvin Mayos, Reynaldo Sotero, Jose Adnol, Pepito Darcio, Wilfredo Danio, Soriano Mendoza, and Daniel Salbino. (PIA-Benguet) [top]