Philippine House of Representatives elections in the Bicol Region, 2013

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Elections were held in the Bicol Region for seats in the House of Representatives of the Philippines on May 13, 2013.

The candidate with the most number of votes won that district's seat for the 16th Congress of the Philippines.

Summary[edit]

Party Popular vote % Swing Seats
won
Change
Liberal 6
Lakas 4
NPC 3
NUP 2
Nacionalista 1
LDP 0
PDP-Laban 0
PMP 0
UNA 0
Independent 0
Valid votes 16
Invalid votes
Turnout
Registered voters

Albay[edit]

1st District[edit]

Incumbent Edcel Lagman (independent) is term limited; his son former Quezon City councilor Edcel Lagman, Jr. is running under Liberal Party.

2013 Philippine House of Representatives election at Albay's 1st district
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Edcel Lagman, Jr. 57,133 42.01%
UNA Ricky Ziga 55,011 40.45%
PDP-Laban Gregorio Luis Contacto 13,111 9.64%
Margin of victory 2,122 1.56%
Invalid or blank votes 10,759 7.91%
Totals 136,014 100.00%
Liberal gain from Independent

2nd District[edit]

Al Francis Bichara is the incumbent.

2013 Philippine House of Representatives election at Albay's 2nd district
Party Candidate Votes %
Nacionalista Al Francis Bichara 133,333 69.75%
Independent Walter Magdato 13,133 6.87%
Margin of victory 120,200 62.88%
Invalid or blank votes 44,681 23.38%
Totals 191,147 100.00%
Nacionalista hold

3rd District[edit]

Fernando Gonzalez is the incumbent.

2013 Philippine House of Representatives election at Albay's 3rd district
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Fernando Gonzalez 101,270 64.36%
Independent Dante Arandia 40,634 25.82%
Margin of victory 60,636 38.54%
Invalid or blank votes 15,449 9.82%
Totals 157,353 100.00%
Liberal hold

Camarines Norte[edit]

1st District[edit]

Incumbent Renato Unico, Jr. is running for governor. Catherine Reyes is his party's nominee.

2013 Philippine House of Representatives election at Camarines Norte's 1st district
Party Candidate Votes %
NUP Catherine Barcelona-Reyes 49,095 47.40%
Liberal Winifrido Oco 43,290 41.80%
Margin of victory 5,805 5.60%
Invalid or blank votes 11,185 10.80%
Totals 103,570 100.00%
NUP hold

2nd District[edit]

Elmer Panotes is the incumbent.

2013 Philippine House of Representatives election at Camarines Norte's 2nd district
Party Candidate Votes %
Lakas Elmer Panotes 53,700 52.12%
Liberal Liwayway Vinzons-Chato 31,197 30.28%
Independent Ruth Herrera 7,485 7.26%
Margin of victory 22,503 21.84%
Invalid or blank votes 10,649 10.34%
Totals 103,031 100.00%
Lakas hold

Camarines Sur[edit]

1st District[edit]

Rolando Andaya is the incumbent.

2013 Philippine House of Representatives election at Camarines Sur's 1st district
Party Candidate Votes %
Lakas Rolando Andaya, Jr. 53,986 73.89%
Nacionalista Nestor de los Reyes 5,681 7.78%
Margin of victory 48,305 66.12%
Invalid or blank votes 13,391 18.33%
Totals 73,058 100.00%
Lakas hold

2nd District[edit]

Dato Arroyo is the incumbent and he will face outgoing Governor Luis Raymond Villafuerte.

2013 Philippine House of Representatives election at Camarines Sur's 2nd district
Party Candidate Votes %
Lakas Dato Arroyo 57,106 47.85%
Nacionalista LRay Villafuerte 49,436 41.43%
Liberal Sabas Mabulo 6,380 5.35%
Margin of victory 7,670 6.43%
Invalid or blank votes 6,415 5.38%
Totals 119,337 100.00%
Lakas hold

3rd District[edit]

Incumbent Luis Villafuerte is term limited; he will run for the governorship. His wife, Monetary Board member Nelly is his party's nominee. Late Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Jesse Robredo's widow Leni is her primary opponent.

2013 Philippine House of Representatives election at Camarines Sur's 3rd district
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Leni Robredo 123,843 69.93%
NPC Nelly Villafuerte 35,160 19.85%
Independent Charina Fausto 2,296 1.30%
PDP-Laban Oscar Arcilla, Jr. 640 0.36%
Margin of victory 88,683 50.08
Invalid or blank votes 15,155 8.56%
Totals 177,094 100.00%
Liberal gain from NPC

4th District[edit]

Incumbent Arnulfo Fuentebella is term limited; his son former congressman Felix William is his party's nominee. His opponent is actor Aga Muhlach, of the Liberal Party.

On November 2012, Muhlach's candidacy was in jeopardy when a Camarines Sur Municipal Trial Court (MTC) ordered his name to be stricken off the voters' list as it ruled that he had not complied with residency requirements. Muhlach appealed the decision.[1] A month later, the Camarines Sur Regional Trial Court (RTC) in San Jose upheld the MTC decision, allowing the removal of Muhlach from the voters' list.[2] However, the Philippine Court of Appeals issued a restraining order on January 2013 preventing the RTC from executing its decision, thereby allowing Muhlach to run.[3]

A week later, the Commission on Elections ruled that Muhlach is a natural-born Filipino citizen and is thus eligible to run. The commission maintained that Muhlach, who had Spanish-born father who was a naturalized Filipino at the time of his birth and a natural-born Filipino mother, didn't renounce his Philippine citizenship when the Spanish government issued him a Spanish passport, and that while Muhlach may be a dual citizen, local laws have no control on laws from other countries, including their citizenship laws.[4] The Court of Appeals ruled on February 13 that the Muhlachs be reinstated in the voters' list, annulling the decision of the MTC and RTC, saying that the couple "have more than sufficiently complied with the residency requirement in law."[5] Less than a month later, the Commission on Elections' Second Division dismissed a petition to dismiss Muhlach's certificate of candidacy due to his lack of residency, removing all obstacles for his candidacy.[6]

2013 Philippine House of Representatives election at Camarines Sur's 4th district
Party Candidate Votes %
NPC Felix William Fuentebella 82,534 50.68%
Liberal Aga Muhlach 80,309 49.32%
Margin of victory 2,225 1.37%
Totals 162,843 100.00%
NPC hold

5th District[edit]

Salvio Fortuno is the incumbent. He will be going against former congressman Felix Alfelor, Jr. and actor Rez Cortez

2013 Philippine House of Representatives election at Camarines Sur's 5th district
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Salvio Fortuno 75,178 51.09%
NPC Felix Alfelor, Jr. 42,295 28.74%
UNA Rez Cortez 13,474 9.16%
Margin of victory 32,883 22.35%
Invalid or blank votes 16,210 11.02%
Totals 147,157 100.00%
Liberal hold

Catanduanes[edit]

Cesar Sarmiento is the incumbent.

2013 Philippine House of Representatives election at Catanduanes
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Cesar Sarmiento 85,358 73.74%
LDP Leandro Verceles 12,156 10.50%
PMP Restituto de Quiros 1,355 1.17%
Margin of victory 73,202 63.24%
Invalid or blank votes 16,892 14.59%
Totals 115,761 100.00%
Liberal hold

Masbate[edit]

1st District[edit]

Incumbent Narciso Bravo, Jr. is term limited; his wife Maria Vida is his party's nominee.

2013 Philippine House of Representatives election at Masbate's 1st district
Party Candidate Votes %
NUP Maria Vida Bravo 27,201 53.50%
Liberal Ricardo Butalid, Jr. 16,823 33.09%
Margin of victory 10,378 20.41%
Invalid or blank votes 6,820 13.41%
Totals 50,844 100.00%
NUP hold

2nd District[edit]

Incumbent Antonio Kho is running for the governorship; his wife former governor Elisa Olga Kho is his party's nominee.

2013 Philippine House of Representatives election at Masbate's 2nd district
Party Candidate Votes %
Lakas Elisa Olga Kho 60,592 40.51%
NPC Darius Tuason 42,363 28.32%
Margin of victory 18,229 12.19%
Invalid or blank votes 46,619 31.17%
Totals 149,574 100.00%
Lakas hold

3rd District[edit]

Scott Davies Lanete is the incumbent.

2013 Philippine House of Representatives election at Masbate's 3rd district
Party Candidate Votes %
NPC Scott Davies Lanete 48,011 40.28%
Liberal Mac John Seachon 42,092 35.32%
Independent Ricardo Yanson 1,963 1.65%
Margin of victory 5,919 4.97%
Invalid or blank votes 27,120 22.75%
Totals 119,186 100.00%
NPC hold

Sorsogon[edit]

1st District[edit]

Incumbent Salvador Escudero III died while in office. His widow Evelina is his party's nominee.

2013 Philippine House of Representatives election at Sorsogon's 1st district
Party Candidate Votes %
NPC Evelina Escudero 55,425 50.34%
Independent Aeneas Eli Diaz 28,006 25.43%
Independent Arnulfo Perete 12,581 11.43%
Margin of victory 27,419 24.90%
Invalid or blank votes 14,099 12.80%
Totals 110,111 100.00%
NPC hold

2nd District[edit]

Deogracias Ramos, Jr. is the incumbent. Independent candidate Jose Solis, congressman until 2010 when he was term limited, died on April 23, 2013. It is unknown if he, as an independent, will have a replacement candidate.[7]

2013 Philippine House of Representatives election at Sorsogon's 2nd district
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Deogracias Ramos, Jr. 79,442 59.07%
UNA Guillermo de Castro 32,121 23.88%
PMP Sappho Gillego 6,346 4.72%
Independent Jose Solis (+) 1,236 0.92%
Margin of victory 47,321 35.19%
Invalid or blank votes 15,343 11.41%
Totals 134,488 100.00%
Liberal hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Escandor, Juan Jr. (2012-11-05). "Court excludes Aga, Charlene from CamSur town voters’ list". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2012-11-06. 
  2. ^ "CamSur RTC orders removal of Aga Muhlach, wife from voters’ list". GMA News Online. 2012-12-22. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  3. ^ Torres, Tetch (2013-01-15). "CA stops ruling excluding Aga Muhlach, wife from voters’ list". INQUIRER.net. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  4. ^ Aquino, Leslie Ann G. (2013-01-21). "Aga Hurdles Another Poll Impediment". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  5. ^ Aning, Jerome (2013-02-16). "Aga Muhlach, Charlene Gonzales can vote in CamSur, court rules". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 
  6. ^ "Comelec 2nd division junks bid vs. Aga Muhlach's candidacy". GMA News Online. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-03-15. 
  7. ^ Arguelles, Mar (2013-04-23). "Sorsogon ex-congressman Jose Solis dies". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2013-04-30.