Marinduque local elections, 2013

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Marinduque gubernatorial election, 2013
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Nominee Carmencita Reyes Antonio Uy Jr. Jose Antonio Carrion
Party Liberal NUP NPC
Running mate Romulo Bacorro n/a Jose Alvarez
Popular vote 53,869 25,836 18,706
Percentage 54.74 26.25 19.01

Governor before election

Carmencita Reyes
Liberal

Elected Governor

Carmencita Reyes
Liberal

Philippine House of Representatives election at Marinduque
May 13, 2013
 
Nominee Regina Ongsiako Reyes Lord Allan Jay Velasco
Party Liberal NUP
Popular vote 52,209 48,396
Percentage 51.90% 48.10%

Congressman before election

Lord Allan Jay Velasco
NUP

Elected Congressman

Regina Ongsiako Reyes
Liberal

Local elections were held in the Province of Marinduque on May 13, 2013 as part of the 2013 general election. Voters selected candidates for all local positions: a town mayor, vice mayor and town councilors, as well as members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, a vice-governor, a governor and a representative for the lone district of Marinduque in the House of Representatives.

In this election, a number of provincial-level officials sought reelection, including incumbent governor Carmencita Reyes and incumbent congressman Lord Allan Jay Velasco.

Background[edit]

Congressional election[edit]

Incumbent congressman Lord Allan Jay Velasco, who was first elected in the 2010 election, is running for a second term. Although he ran under the Lakas–CMD ticket in 2010, for this election he is running under the National Unity Party (NUP). His challenger is Regina Ongsiako Reyes, the daughter of incumbent governor Carmencita Reyes, running under the Liberal Party.

However, Reyes was ordered disqualified by the First Division of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) over her citizenship status. In its ruling, the COMELEC cited the Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act of 2003, claiming that Reyes was still an American citizen and she had failed to renounce her citizenship. In addition, the ruling notes that Reyes did not submit sufficient evidence that she had been resident in Marinduque for at least one year, citing documents which point to her term as Provincial Administrator.[1] The ruling was affirmed by the COMELEC en banc on May 14, 2013.[2] But Commission on Election Chairman Sixto Brillantes in his dissenting opinion pointed that the evidence presented by Velasco's camp is a double hearsay and inadmissible since it was never sworn nor authenticated by the issuing officer and it was taken in an internet blog of unknown blogger.

Despite this, Reyes continues to sit as representative of Marinduque, with the Reyes camp claiming that it is the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET), and not the COMELEC or the Supreme Court, that should have jurisdiction over the case. On September 11, 2014, Gabriela Representative Luzviminda Ilagan said that the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal voting 4-3 finally decided that they (HRET members) will uphold the exclusivity of jurisdiction over any protest or contest in the result of election of any House of Representatives members. With this development, the comelec and the Supreme Court decision will be no longer in effect. Thus, Representative Atty. Regina Ongsiako Reyes is the seating Congresswoman of the Lone District of Marinduque and will serve her 3 years term.

Gubernatorial election[edit]

Incumbent governor Carmencita Reyes is running for a second term, having assumed the governorship after defeating then-incumbent Jose Antonio Carrion in the 2010 election, alongside her running mate, vice governor Antonio Uy, Jr. Although she was a guest candidate of the Liberal Party the previous election, having run as a member of the party-list group Bigkis Pinoy, for this election she is running as the Liberal Party candidate. Reyes' running mate is doctor Romulo Bacorro.

Uy has since left the Liberal Party and has decided to run for governor under the NUP, the party of Congressman Velasco. However, he does not have a running mate; instead, the NUP is endorsing Melecio Go of the Nacionalista Party for the position of vice governor. Go is currently a member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan for the province's first district, and was elected in 2010 as an independent.

Carrion is seeking to retake his seat after losing the previous election to Reyes. Though he ran under the Lakas–CMD ticket in 2010, for this election he is running under the banner of the Nationalist People's Coalition. His running mate is Jose Alvarez, who previously sat as a member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan for the province's first district.

Results[edit]

Provincial elections[edit]

Parties are as stated in their certificate of candidacies.

Gubernatorial election[edit]

Carmencita Reyes is the incumbent.

Marinduque gubernatorial election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Carmencita Reyes 53,869 54.74
NUP Antonio Uy, Jr. 25,836 26.25
NPC Jose Antonio Carrion 18,706 19.01
Majority 28,033 28.49%
Total votes 98,411 100.00
Liberal hold

Vice gubernatorial election[edit]

Incumbent Antonio Uy Jr. is running for governor

Marinduque Vice-Gubernatorial Election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Romulo Bacorro 35,597 52.96
Nacionalista Melecio Go 24,537 36.50
NPC Jose Alvarez 7,084 10.54
Total votes 84,132 100.00
Liberal gain from NUP

Congressional election[edit]

Lord Allan Jay Velasco is the incumbent.

Philippine House of Representatives election at Marinduque
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Regina Ongsiako Reyes 52,209 51.90%
NUP Lord Allan Jay Velasco 48,396 48.10%
Margin of victory 3,813 3.79%
Rejected ballots
Turnout
Total votes 100,605 100.00
Liberal gain from NUP

Despite being disqualified by the COMELEC en banc, Regina Ongsiako Reyes was proclaimed anyway by the Provincial Board of Canvassers on May 15, 2013, although the camp of Lord Allan Jay Velasco attempted to stop the proclamation. Edwin Villa, the provincial election supervisor and head of Marinduque's Provincial Board of Canvassers, has since been replaced by Val Mendoza, the provincial election supervisor of Romblon, although it is unclear whether Mendoza assumed the position. Villa has since gone into hiding.[2]

Provincial Board elections[edit]

1st District[edit]

Sangunniang Panlalawigan districts of Marinduque. Areas shown in red represent the first district; blue represent second district.

Municipality: Boac, Mogpog, Gasan

Marinduque 1st District Sangguniang Panlalawigan election
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent George Aliño II 22,213 19.33
NUP Adeline Angeles 20,042 17.44
Liberal Mark Anthony Seño 19,190 16.70
Liberal Theresa Caballes 18,803 16.36
Liberal Sebastian Mandalihan 15,988 13.91
Liberal Robert Opis 13,592 11.83
NPC Cesaria Zoleta 5,095 4.43
Total votes ' '

2nd District[edit]

Municipality: Sta. Cruz, Torrijos, Buenavista

Marinduque 2nd District Sangguniang Panlalawigan election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Juan Fernandez Jr. 17,129 19.89
Liberal Harold Red 14,759 17.14
NUP Amelia Aguirre 13,027 15.13
Liberal Norma Ricohermoso 10,929 12.69
Liberal Epifania Rosas 10,434 12.12
NUP Benjo Buenviaje 7,613 8.84
NUP Aristeo Lecaroz 7,244 8.41
NUP Acio Revilla 4,976 5.78
Total votes ' '

Municipal elections[edit]

Parties are as stated in their certificate of candidacies.

Boac[edit]

Roberto Madla is the incumbent.

Boac Mayoralty election
Party Candidate Votes %
NUP Roberto Madla 13,129 59.71
Liberal Allan Nepomuceno 7,868 35.80
Independent Joven Labay 986 4.49
Total votes ' '
NUP hold

Dante Marquez is the incumbent.

Boac Vice-Mayoralty election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Dante Marquez 8,499 40.00
NUP Wilson Mabute 5,675 26.71
Independent Dave Daniel Larga 3,314 15.60
Independent Louisito Majaba 3,060 14.40
Independent Romeo De La Santa 699 3.29
Total votes ' '
Liberal hold

Mogpog[edit]

Senen Livelo Jr. is the incumbent.

Mogpog Mayoralty election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Senen Livelo Jr. 9,337 62.79
NUP Jonathan Garcia 5,534 37.21
Majority 3,803 23.48%
Valid ballots 14,871 91.80
Invalid or blank votes 1,328 8.20
Total votes 16,199 100
Liberal hold

Incumbent vice-mayor Sebastian Mandalihan is term limited and running for provincial board membership.

Mogpog Vice-Mayoralty election
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Rolando Mantala 4,028 28.22
Liberal Florito Molbog 3,858 27.03
NUP Melanio Maac 2,814 19.72
Independent Ruben Tan 2,477 17.36
Independent Monchito Lusterio 1,095 7.67
Majority 170 1.05%
Valid ballots 14,272 88.10
Invalid or blank votes 1,927 11.90
Total votes 16,199 100
Independent gain from Liberal

Gasan[edit]

Victoria L. Lim is the incumbent.

Gasan Mayoralty election
Party Candidate Votes %
NUP Victoria L. Lim 8,086 50.44
Liberal Rolando Tolentino 7,943 49.56
Valid ballots 16,029 100
NUP hold

Incumbent vice-mayor Servillano M. Balitaan is term-limited and is running for municipal councilor.

Gasan Vice-Mayoralty election
Party Candidate Votes %
NUP Yudel Sosa 5,199 34.86
Independent Ulysses Iturralde 4,356 29.20
Liberal Florante Saet 4,035 27.05
NPC Jose Maria Sore 1,326 8.89
Valid ballots 14,916 100
NUP gain from NPC

Sta. Cruz[edit]

Percival Morales is the incumbent.

Sta. Cruz Mayoralty election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Wilfredo Red 7,278 54.68
NUP Percival Morales 6,031 45.32
Total votes ' '
Liberal gain from NUP

Ishmael Lim is the incumbent.

Sta. Cruz Vice-Mayoralty election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Ishmael Lim 7,265 57.99
NUP Dennis Morales 5,262 42.01
Total votes ' '
Liberal hold

Torrijos[edit]

Gil Briones is the incumbent.

Torrijos Mayoralty election
Party Candidate Votes %
Lakas-CMD Gil Briones 7,186 62.03
NUP Rolly Villar 4,399 37.97
Total votes ' '
Lakas-CMD hold

Roberto Macdon is the incumbent.

Torrijos Vice-Mayoralty election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Roberto Macdon 7,284 66.87
Independent Preny Estrada 3,609 33.13
Total votes ' '
Liberal hold

Buenavista[edit]

Incumbent Russel S. Madrigal is running unopposed.

Buenavista Mayoralty election
Party Candidate Votes %
NUP Russel S. Madrigal 6,843 100.00
NUP hold

Incumbent Montano Saguid is running unoppposed.

Buenavista Vice-Mayoralty election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Montano Saguid 5,585 100.00
Liberal hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US citizenship mars candidate's bid in Marinduque". ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. April 3, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Cinco, Maricar (May 17, 2013). "Comelec rules with finality: LP Marinduque bet disqualified". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inc. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 

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