Ebdane son wins Zambales special congressional polls



NEW REPRESENTATIVE Jun Omar Ebdane (middle, in red shirt) is proclaimed winner of the special election in the second congressional district of Zambales on Sunday, February 5, 2012. His father, Governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. (second from right), joins the proclamation ceremony held by members of the provincial board of canvassers. PHOTO BY ROBERT GONZAGA/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

MANILA, Philippines—The son of Zambales Governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. won Saturday’s special congressional elections for the province’s second district, the Commission on Elections said. The special election was conducted to choose the successor of Representative Antonio Diaz, who died in August 2011.

Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said Jun Omar Ebdane, the former provincial administrator and candidate of the Partido ng Manggagawa at Magsasaka, was proclaimed winner by the board of canvassers at around 11:15 a.m. on Sunday. He garnered 62,867 votes.

The runnerup was former vice governor Cherly Deloso-Montallo of the Liberal Party, who got 56,945 votes.

Jimenez said the voter turnout was around 70 percent. There are 200,813 registered voters in the second district, which covers the provincial capital Iba and the towns of Botolan, Cabanga, Candelaria, Masinloc, Palauig, San Antonio, San Felipe, San Narciso and Santa Cruz.

The Comelec official said the canvassing board took a recess around 10 p.m. on Saturday to await results from the various precincts. However, the reception committee continued receiving ballot boxes until the board resumed its session around 8 a.m. on Sunday.

The board finished its tally around 10 a.m. but it took more than an hour for the documentation to be completed before the proclamation.

The special election was conducted by manual balloting and counting.

The other candidates were Diaz’s daughter Rica Arambulo of the Nacionalista Party and independents Wilfredo Pangan and Alfred Mendoza.

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  • sanjuan683

    Umpisa na ang pagkatalo ng mga Liberal Party palpal kasi ang kanila impeachment case. hehehehehehehehehe dahil kay ABNOY HEHEhehe uhauhauha

    • 2rey3

      Pera pera lang kasi and lection. Talo ang COMELEC dito dahil walang pagbabago.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

    Ebdane na naman. Wla na bang ibang pwede para mamuno sa Zambales?

    • 2rey3

      Pera-pera lang kasi and election.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G2VJNO44HPPVY5JID5Q3RHEXQA Rex

        Tama…pera pera lang kaya biglang laki assets ni Penoy.

  • muddygoose

    Ex-general na political family pa. Dami na cguro ipon ng mga Ebdane. Strange na may mga tuwang-tuwa porket hinde ka-partido ng presidente ang nanalo. Cguro dahil takot sila sa “oligarchs”. Kunsabagay di naman “oligarch” si Ebdane.

  • Rhine

    a slap on the face of the Liberal Party……more power to the new Congressman… you have to remember the people elected you as their voice,,, do everything in your power to served them.. introduce a bill that is mostly needed by your constituent and to the country at large…May you be guided always by the Almighty in all of your decisions..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

      Hay naku Rhine para kang ipinanganak kahapon lang.Lahat ng politiko sa Pinas is not guided by the Almigthy..if they mention the Almigthy during the campaign it’s only lip service…they are all guided by greed, everyone of them, no exception…they will do everything in their power to served and help themselves in the gov’t coffers never the people.

      • Odyi

        you’re right, vlady. this people will use and mention god, the angels and all the saints in their campaigns and in the end after winning, will use their power to suck the people’s money, use their power to abuse their own constituents who voted them. politics in the philippines is dirtier than what our eyes can see.

  • 2rey3

    No vote buying? COMELEC no sound with deafening silence!

  • OneSearch

    itinaas ni ama na gobernador ang kamay ni utoy na kongresman at sa susunod na eleksiyon ang kay ina naman na mayora at baka kung matutuloy kay ineng naman na bise. mabuhay ang pilipinas!

  • jaydeetee1

    ikaw na ang anak ng gobernador ! pag natalo ka pa naman ewan ko na lang ! Si Ebdane pa !

  • Jon70

    I hope this son is different from his father who was involved in ballot switching operation. If he is, no surprise if your district remains under the rule of a corrupt gang.

    • Guest

       Ibig sabihin niyan, matalino ang mga Zambaleno, hindi nakikinig sa basta tsismis lang na walang ebidensiya. Hindi porke lumabas sa media dapat paniwalaan kaagad. Go, go Congressman Ebdane!

      • Odyi

        walang ebidensya? well, kahit ngayon eh wala ding ebidensya si jose pidal dahil sa crook justice system sa pilipinas. kawawa naman kayo

      • ThePattern

        kawawa talaga kaming taga Zambales, either tanga ang bumoto sa mga Ebdane or hopeless na talaga mga botante Pilapinas.

  • Odyi

    How can this people vote for a crooked ex-Arroyo General who’s involved deeply in corruption? And now, his son? I don’t really get it. I hope this bad fruit didn’t produce the same offsrping

  • Odyi

    kawawa naman ang mga taga Zambales, mayroon kayong Ebdane dynasty dyan…wake up!!!

  • Hey_Dudes

    As I am wont saying on this page…..we Filipinos are truly in love with this thing we call – “Hollow Block”  we like using this thing in just about anything including banging it to our heads only to realize when we wake up, we screwed up again badly!

  • Bikyo

    Another millionaire in the making… monthly salary of only P40,425.00, but pork barrel of P70 million every year.

  • LomaxJ

    Saan inilagay ang boto? Sa bulsa or sa balota?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYSEPM7BIAEMCNNASWOWQ5RTKY Ang Kampanero

    another political dynasty in the making.  the unabated number of families dominating the political scene as well as those appointed in government agencies is one of the factors that give way to corrupt practices.  though provided for in the constitution, the anti-dynasty has yet to be activated, no bill has gone through the legislative mill yet since 1987

  • CheapJ

    Welcome to the club of Tongressmen! The constituents of these congressmen should pressure them to develop their districts and not the Tongressmen’s and their families’ pockets and bank accounts.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T42Q37DX5BRWJ5NRYTBC2DXUAU Jols – batman Robin

    paano d manalo yan….si GOV. ang backup..

  • dani77777

    A new political dynasty is born. Pinag-yabang pa. Ebdane is a GMA cohort.

  • rudy_boy

    My friends from Botolan told me that money is the key on the latest Gobernatorial election in Zambales. Hopefully, not in this special election.


  • kismaytami

    Patunay lang na marami talagang tangang botante sa Pilipinas.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JQBHSHS22G65Z6V5Z64XBRCIZQ simon

    dapat imbestigahan agad barilan na naganap sa botolan zambales, na kung saan isa ang patay, at anim ang sugatan. may nagsaabi encounter with mnlf break away group daw, may nagsasabi hot pursuit operation daw. i dont know.

  • allandel

    zambales is once again screwed.

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