Marinduque’s Velasco gets reelected for governor via landslide victory
BOAC, Marinduque — Incumbent Governor Presbitero Velasco Jr. was proclaimed governor of Marinduque province for a second term in a landslide victory in the may 9 elections.
The elder Presbitero led by 63,115 votes or 48.08 percent of the total voting population of the province, against closest rival, the current Vice Governor Romulo Bacorro Jr.
His son, House Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco, was also re-elected as its lone district representative for a third consecutive term. The unopposed congressional candidate, garnered 100,794 votes or 100 percent of the final tally of votes counted after the tabulation of all election returns by the Marinduque Provincial Board of Canvassers on Tuesday, May 11.
The two ran under the administration’s Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan.
Meanwhile, of all the candidates for Board Members, those under the PDPLBN party dominated the polls.
For the Sanggunian Panlalawigan Members first district, newly elected board members are: Macky Caballes, Jojo Leva, Antonio Mangcucang III and Dindin Opis-Mercado.
For Board members at the second district, three were elected under the said party namely: Mel Encabo, Mercy Rejano and Ishmael Lim, while only one independent candidate Danny Red was elected for the Board Member seat.
Among the mayoral race in the six towns of Marinduque, local chief executive aspirants under PDPLBN party also dominated.
The municipality of Boac has re-elected mayor Armi Carrion. Third-term mayor Augusto Leo Livelo of the municipality of Mogpog, newly-elected mayor of Gasan Rolando Tolentino and incumbent mayor of Torrijos and mother of Speaker Velasco, Lorna Velasco were also elected.
While other districts – in Sta. Cruz, mayor-elect Marisa Red under the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) is a returning mayor after she was defeated last 2019 national-local elections; and in the town of Buenavista, is the independent mayoral candidate, now newly-elected mayor Eduard “Bong” Siena.
Proclamation of the municipal mayors and other local officials had been conducted at their respective municipalities led by each Municipal Board of Canvassers on Tuesday.
Marinduque has recorded 161,538 registered voters, with 140,674 voters that actually voted or 87.08 percent voters’ turnout for this 2022 polls.
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.