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Cua brothers win top posts in Catanduanes

By: - Correspondent / @mbjaucianINQ
/ 03:13 PM May 11, 2022
Cua brothers win top posts in Catanduanes

Gov. Joseph Cua /Photo from League of Provinces of the Philippines

LIGAO CITY––Gov. Joseph Cua won his re-election bid and was proclaimed Tuesday by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Catanduanes province.

Cua got 101,838 votes against his rival Shirley Abundo, who had 51,967 votes.

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Sharing Cua’s victory is his brother Peter, who got elected as vice-governor. Peter is the third-term mayor of San Andres town.

He defeated his opponent with a margin of 110,049 votes versus Popa Notalio Jr.’s 24,611 votes.

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Cua told the Inquirer in a phone interview Wednesday that in the next three years, he would focus on health programs, particularly the expansion of the hospital bed capacity at Eastern Bicol Medical Center and turning it into a training center for students. Medical courses would be created in partnership with the Commission on Higher Education.

He said he would also focus on eco-tourism in the province by improving and creating more livelihood for abaca planters.

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