Negros Occidental town mayoral bet wins by 10 votes, takes oath
BACOLOD CITY –– San Enrique Mayor Jilson Tubillara, who won by only 10 votes over his opponent Napoleon Delfinado Jr., took his oath on Tuesday, May 24, before Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson at the Capitol in this city.
Tubillara got 8,182 votes while his opponent Delfinado garnered 8,172.
“I’ve heard that they may file a complaint, but I have not received a copy. A protest is normal in politics because some people will not immediately accept defeat,” Tubillara said.
“Protests are part of the democratic process. We will wait and see what their move will be,” he added.
Aside from Tubillara, councilors-elect Reynaldo Severino, Dr. Jiff Tubillara, Kirk Steven Debulgado, and Armando Magallanes also took their oath before the governor.