Philippine House of Representatives elections in Central Visayas, 2013

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Elections will be held in Central Visayas for seats in the House of Representatives of the Philippines on May 13, 2013.[1]

Summary[edit]

Party Popular vote % Swing Seats
won
Change
Liberal 7
NPC 5
Lakas 1
Nacionalista 1
NUP 1
UNA 1
1-Cebu 0
Independent 0
Valid votes 16
Invalid votes
Turnout
Registered voters

Bohol[edit]

Each of Bohol's three legislative districts will elect each representative to the House of Representatives. The candidate with the highest amount of votes wins the seat.

1st District[edit]

Rene Relampagos is the incumbent. The last termer and incumbent Tagbilaran city mayor Dan Neri Lim will challenge him to capture congressional seat.

Philippine House of Representatives election at Bohol's 1st district
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Rene Relampagos 125,442 65.20
NPC Dan Neri Lim 46,014 23.91
Margin of victory 79,428 41.28%
Invalid or blank votes 20,954 10.89%
Total votes 192,410 100.00
Liberal hold

2nd District[edit]

Incumbent Erico Aumentado died while in office on December 25, 2012. The Nationalist People's Coalition named his son Aris as their substitute.[2] The younger Aumentado will tangle with his father's perennial rival, former three-term congressman and the incumbent Trinidad mayor Roberto Cajes.

Philippine House of Representatives election at Bohol's 2nd district
Party Candidate Votes %
NPC Erico Aristotle Aumentado 99,691 50.64
Liberal Roberto Cajes 70,128 35.62
Margin of victory 29,563 15.02%
Invalid or blank votes 27,060 13.74%
Total votes 196,879 100.00
NPC hold

3rd District[edit]

Incumbent Arthur Yap is running unopposed for the second consecutive election after his opponent, Loboc mayor, Leon Calipusan, backed out, for personal reasons[3]

Philippine House of Representatives election at Bohol's 3rd district
Party Candidate Votes %
NPC Arthur Yap 127,909 74.93
Invalid or blank votes 42,785 25.07%
Total votes 170,694 100.00
NPC hold

Cebu[edit]

Each of Cebu's Six and 3 others legislative districts will elect each representative to the House of Representatives. The candidate with the highest amount of votes wins the seat.

1st District[edit]

Incumbent Eduardo Gullas is term limited; he will run for mayor of Talisay City. His party nominated his son, Gerard Anthony.

Philippine House of Representatives election at Cebu's 1st district
Party Candidate Votes %
Nacionalista Gerard Anthony Gullas, Jr. 153,514 63.88
Invalid or blank votes 86,792 36.12%
Total votes 240,306 100.00
Nacionalista hold

2nd District[edit]

Pablo Garcia is the incumbent.

Philippine House of Representatives election at Cebu's 2nd district
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Wilfredo Caminero 84,256 40.88
NUP Pablo Garcia 77,625 37.66
Independent Simeon Kintanar 8,607 4.18
Margin of victory 6,901 3.35%
Invalid or blank votes 35,619 17.28%
Total votes 206,107 100.00
Liberal gain from NUP

3rd District[edit]

Incumbent Pablo John Garcia is running for governor instead, his sister Incumbent Governor Gwen Garcia is party's nominee.

Philippine House of Representatives election at Cebu's 3rd district
Party Candidate Votes %
UNA Gwen Garcia 94,305 42.71
Liberal Geraldine Yapha 89,952 40.74
Margin of victory 4,353 1.97%
Invalid or blank votes 36,560 16.56%
Total votes 220,817 100.00
UNA gain from NUP

4th District[edit]

Benhur Salimbangon is the incumbent.

Philippine House of Representatives election at Cebu's 4th district
Party Candidate Votes %
NUP Benhur Salimbangon 117,844 55.73
Liberal Celestino Martinez, III 71,438 33.79
Margin of victory 46,406 21.95%
Invalid or blank votes 22,157 10.48%
Total votes 211,439 100.00
NUP hold

5th District[edit]

Incumbent Ramon Durano VI is not running; instead, he is running for the Danao city vice mayoraly instead, his brother former tourism secretary Joseph Ace Durano is running under Liberal Party.

Philippine House of Representatives election at Cebu's 5th district
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Joseph Ace Durano 162,036 65.11
1-Cebu Alfie Pepito 21,936 8.81
Independent Gilbert Wagas 10,120 4.07
Margin of victory 140,100 56.30%
Invalid or blank votes 54,578 22.00%
Total votes 248,850 100.00
Liberal gain from NPC

6th District[edit]

Gabriel Luis Quisimbing is the incumbent, his opponent is former congresswoman Nerissa Corazon Soon-Ruiz running under UNA

Philippine House of Representatives election at Cebu's 6th district
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Gabriel Luis Quisumbing 125,757 57.98
UNA Nerissa Corazon Soon-Ruiz 71,209 32.83
Margin of victory 54,548 25.15%
Invalid or blank votes 19,948 9.20%
Total votes 216,914 100.00
Liberal hold

Cebu City[edit]

1st District[edit]

Incumbent Rachel del Mar is not running; her party named Raul del Mar as their nominee. His primary opponent is actress Annabelle Rama. Rama announced her candidacy for Congress via Twitter on May 2012, debunking rumors that she is running for the city council.[4] Cebu City mayor Michael Rama, her cousin, confirmed Rama's candidacy, saying she will be going up against incumbent representative Rachel del Mar or her father, former representative Raul del Mar.[5] The PDP-Laban, one of the parties within the United Nationalist Alliance, adopted Mayor Rama's ticket as their candidates in the elections, including Annabelle Rama.[6]

The Commission on Elections disqualified Junan Arenasa, Pablo Dorinio and Eliseo Tumulak from the election for being "nuisance candidates".[7]

Philippine House of Representatives election at Cebu City's 1st district
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Raul del Mar 133,149 67.84
UNA Annabelle Rama-Gutierrez 35,716 18.20
Independent Marlo Maamo 7,092 3.61
Independent Florencio Villarin 1,558 0.79
Independent Don Navarro 442 0.23
Independent Junex Doronio 353 0.18
Independent Vic Manalac 287 0.15
Margin of victory 97,433 49.65%
Invalid or blank votes 11,662 5.94%
Total votes 196,259 100.00
Liberal hold

2nd District[edit]

Incumbent Tomas Osmeña is running for mayor against incumbent Cebu City mayor Mike Rama, his party nominated Rodrigo Abellanosa for south district congressional post.

Philippine House of Representatives election at Cebu City's 2nd district
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Rodrigo Abellanosa 123,757 50.90
UNA Aristotle Batuhan 99,073 40.75
Margin of victory 24,684 10.15%
Invalid or blank votes 20,311 8.35%
Total votes 243,141 100.00
Liberal hold

Lapu-Lapu City[edit]

Incumbent Arturo Radaza is not running, his daughter Aileen Radaza is party's nominee.

Philippine House of Representatives election at Lapu-Lapu City
Party Candidate Votes %
Lakas-Kampi Aileen Radaza 60,602 44.77
Liberal Angel Rodriguez 31,630 24.72
Independent Remegio Oyao 14,375 11.33
Margin of victory 28,972 22.84%
Invalid or blank votes 20,255 15.97%
Total votes 126,862 100.00
Lakas hold

Negros Oriental[edit]

Each of Negros Oriental's three legislative districts will elect each representative to the House of Representatives. The candidate with the highest amount of votes wins the seat.

1st District[edit]

Incumbent Jocelyn Sy-Limkaichong is just on her second term but she decided to run for governor instead. The ruling Liberal Party nominated her brother-in-law, former LTFRB board member Manuel Iway, as its nominee in this district.

Philippine House of Representatives election at Negros Oriental's 1st district
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Manuel Iway 67,880 49.15
NPC Jerome Paras 66,072 47.84
Independent Lowell Andaya 3,399 2.46
Independent Danilo Roble 755 0.55
Margin of victory 1,808 1.31%
Total votes 138,106 100.00
Liberal hold

2nd District[edit]

George P. Arnaiz is the incumbent. His primary opponent is incumbent Bais City mayor Karen Villanueva.

Philippine House of Representatives election at Negros Oriental's 2nd district
Party Candidate Votes %
NPC George Arnaiz 68,630 45.67
Liberal Karen Villanueva 53,462 35.57
Independent Raul Aniñon 1,422 0.95
Margin of victory 15,168 10.09%
Invalid or blank votes 26,776 17.82%
Total votes 150,290 100.00
NPC hold

3rd District[edit]

Pryde Henry Teves is the incumbent.

Philippine House of Representatives election at Negros Oriental's 3rd district
Party Candidate Votes %
NPC Pryde Henry Teves 40,187 49.00
Liberal Marcelo Andaza 19,074 23.26
Margin of victory 21,113 25.74
Invalid or blank votes 22,751 27.74%
Total votes 82,012 100.00
NPC hold

Siquijor[edit]

Orlando B. Fua Sr. is the incumbent on his 2nd term but he decided not to run for the position. Instead his party named his son Governor Orlando Fua Jr. to be his for as their nominee.

Winning candidate Jose Ray Pernes died May 12, one day before election because of a heart attack. he was substitute by his wife Marie Anne Pernes.

Philippine House of Representatives election at Siquijor's district
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Marie Anne Pernes [8] 28,395 51.66
Lakas Orlando Fua, Jr. 23,671 43.06
Margin of victory 4,724 8.59%
Invalid or blank votes 2,900 5.28%
Total votes 54,966 100.00
Liberal gain from Lakas

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013-Candidates-Representatives". scribd.com. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  2. ^ Blanco, June S. (2012-01-20). "Aris is replacement candidate for father". Bohol Chronicle. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  3. ^ "Calipusan backs out; Yap unopposed again". Bohol Chronicle. 2013-01-12. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  4. ^ "Annabelle Rama to run for Congress in 2013". abs-cbnNEWS.com. 2012-05-18. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  5. ^ Bolonos, Elly T. (2012-08-22). "Rama confirms Annabelle’s plan to run in 2013". SunStar Cebu. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  6. ^ Bongcac, Doris C. (2012-10-02). "Annabelle is PDP-Laban-UNA bet for Cebu City north district". Cebu Daily News. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  7. ^ Cayabyab, Marc Jayson (2012-12-13). "Comelec declares 41 local candidates 'nuisance'". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  8. ^ "Widow replaces bet who dies of ailment". philstar.com. 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 

External links[edit]

  • COMELEC - Official website of the Philippine Commission on Elections (COMELEC)
  • NAMFREL - Official website of National Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL)
  • PPCRV - Official website of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV)