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Itogon mayor concedes defeat in Benguet congressional race

By: - Correspondent / @kquitasolINQ
/ 11:39 PM May 09, 2022
Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan

Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan (Image: Municipality of Itogon official website)

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet—Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan conceded defeat to ACT-CIS Party-list Rep. and Benguet Caretaker Eric Yap in the congressional race in Benguet province.

“The Benguet people have cast their votes. We accede to the majority,” Palangdan said in a statement on his Facebook account.

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He added: “Thank you for believing in our advocacy and our passion to keep the peaceful culture of Benguet!”

Palangdan also thanked Benguet elders, sectoral representatives and veteran politicians who helped in his campaign.

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“We started this campaign with meager resources, but the spirit of volunteerism kept our campaign running until the very end,” Palangdan said.

“We fought a good fight. This setback will not deter us. We will keep on fighting to safeguard the best interests of Benguet. Hail to the province of Benguet, may God keep her safe and forever free!” he said.  /ra

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