Philippine House of Representatives elections, 2013 (Bicol Region)
The candidate with the most number of votes won that district's seat for the 16th Congress of the Philippines.
- 1 Summary
- 2 Albay
- 3 Camarines Norte
- 4 Camarines Sur
- 5 Catanduanes
- 6 Masbate
- 7 Sorsogon
- 8 References
|Liberal||Edcel Lagman, Jr.||57,133||42.01|
|PDP-Laban||Gregorio Luis Contacto||13,111||9.64|
|Margin of victory||2,122||1.56%|
|Invalid or blank votes||10,759||7.91|
|Liberal gain from Independent|
Al Francis Bichara is the incumbent.
|Nacionalista||Al Francis Bichara||133,333||69.75|
|Margin of victory||120,200||62.88%|
|Invalid or blank votes||44,681||23.38|
Fernando Gonzalez is the incumbent.
|Margin of victory||60,636||38.54%|
|Invalid or blank votes||15,449||9.82|
Incumbent Renato Unico, Jr. is running for governor. Catherine Reyes is his party's nominee.
|Margin of victory||5,805||5.60%|
|Invalid or blank votes||11,185||10.80|
Elmer Panotes is the incumbent.
|Margin of victory||22,503||21.84%|
|Invalid or blank votes||10,649||10.34|
Rolando Andaya is the incumbent.
|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|
Dato Arroyo is the incumbent and he will face outgoing Governor Luis Raymond Villafuerte.
|Margin of victory||7,670||6.43%|
|Invalid or blank votes||6,415||5.38|
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.
|PDP-Laban||Oscar Arcilla, Jr.||640||0.36|
|Margin of victory||88,683||50.08|
|Invalid or blank votes||15,155||8.56|
|Liberal gain from NPC|
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. 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. 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.
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. 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." 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.
|NPC||Felix William Fuentebella||82,534||50.68|
|Margin of victory||2,225||1.37%|
Salvio Fortuno is the incumbent. He will be going against former congressman Felix Alfelor, Jr. and actor Rez Cortez
|NPC||Felix Alfelor, Jr.||42,295||28.74|
|Margin of victory||32,883||22.35%|
|Invalid or blank votes||16,210||11.02|
Cesar Sarmiento is the incumbent.
|PMP||Restituto de Quiros||1,355||1.17|
|Margin of victory||73,202||63.24%|
|Invalid or blank votes||16,892||14.59|
Incumbent Narciso Bravo, Jr. is term limited; his wife Maria Vida is his party's nominee.
|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|
|Lakas||Elisa Olga Kho||60,592||40.51|
|Margin of victory||18,229||12.19%|
|Invalid or blank votes||46,619||31.17|
Scott Davies Lanete is the incumbent.
|NPC||Scott Davies Lanete||48,011||40.28|
|Liberal||Mac John Seachon||42,092||35.32|
|Margin of victory||5,919||4.97%|
|Invalid or blank votes||27,120||22.75|
Incumbent Salvador Escudero III died while in office. His widow Evelina is his party's nominee.
|Independent||Aeneas Eli Diaz||28,006||25.43|
|Margin of victory||27,419||24.90%|
|Invalid or blank votes||14,099||12.80|
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.
|Liberal||Deogracias Ramos, Jr.||79,442||59.07|
|UNA||Guillermo de Castro||32,121||23.88|
|Independent||Jose Solis (+)||1,236||0.92|
|Margin of victory||47,321||35.19%|
|Invalid or blank votes||15,343||11.41|
- Escandor, Juan Jr. (2012-11-05). "Court excludes Aga, Charlene from CamSur town voters' list". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2012-11-06.
- "CamSur RTC orders removal of Aga Muhlach, wife from voters' list". GMA News Online. 2012-12-22. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
- Torres, Tetch (2013-01-15). "CA stops ruling excluding Aga Muhlach, wife from voters' list". INQUIRER.net. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
- Aquino, Leslie Ann G. (2013-01-21). "Aga Hurdles Another Poll Impediment". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
- Aning, Jerome (2013-02-16). "Aga Muhlach, Charlene Gonzales can vote in CamSur, court rules". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2013-02-16.
- "Comelec 2nd division junks bid vs. Aga Muhlach's candidacy". GMA News Online. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-03-15.
- Arguelles, Mar (2013-04-23). "Sorsogon ex-congressman Jose Solis dies". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2013-04-30.