Poll body proclaims Davao Norte provincial winners
by Noel Baguio
Davao City (18 May) -- The Commission on Elections finally proclaimed all the winning provincial bets of Davao del Norte led by reelectionist Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario during the conclusion of the provincial canvassing on May 6, 2010.
Glitches in transmitting official canvassed results at the city and municipal levels delayed the consolidation procedure of the Provincial Board of Canvassers at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Session Hall in Mankilam, Tagum City.
OIC Provincial Comelec Supervisor Atty. Gay Asuncion-Enumerables proclaimed on Thursday at around 10:30 in the evening the winning congressmen, governor, vice governor, and provincial board members, who were cheered by their family and supporters.
Incumbent Gov. Del Rosario, who run unopposed, received a fresh mandate with 296,453 votes. While his perpetual running mate sitting Vice Gov. Suaybaguio won a landslide victory with 230,220 votes.
Also proclaimed were First District Board Members Shirley Belen Aala, Joey Raymond Millan, Vicente Eliot, Sr., Antonio Lagunzad and Alfredo De Veyra (District 1) and, Janet Gavina, Daniel Lu, Alan Dujali, Ely Dacalus and Hernanie Duco (District 2).
In the congressional race, it's also a landslide victory for Anthony del Rosario, the governor's son, who easily defeated his rival, garnering 121,296 votes as compared to 42,170 for Emily Alvarez.
Only incumbent Congressman Antonio Lagdameo, who received a fresh mandate after running unopposed in District 2, was not able to attend the proclamation proceedings due to previous commitment.
Lagdameo's legal counsel Atty. Allan Roy Lopez received his proclamation papers on his behalf.
Davao del Norte has 464,791 voters. Of this, a total 358,428 electorates actually voted, posting a 77 percent turnout in the elections.
The reelectionist governor vowed to continue what he started during his first term of office, particularly the RDR Wheels program.
He is very much confident the people appreciated his accomplishments in the last three years, so as to make him unopposed in the elections.
This inspires him to continue pushing his all-encompassing development agenda.
He further promised to keep his Project NOBLE (No Barangay Left Behind), providing all the barangays in the province with the basic infrastructure and services crucial in turning the local economy around. (PIA) [top]