Uy takes oath as Zamboanga del Norte congressman | Inquirer News

Uy takes oath as Zamboanga del Norte congressman

/ 05:03 PM November 13, 2023

House of Representatives



MANILA, Philippines — Roberto Uy Jr. has taken his oath of office as representative of the First District of Zamboanga del Norte after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) proclaimed him the winner in the 2022 local elections.


On Monday, Uy took his oath before Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez.


“I am honored by this proclamation and the trust that the people of the 1st District of Zamboanga del Norte have placed in me. I am committed to working tirelessly to bring back the old glory of our beloved province,” Uy said.

“Together, we will address the challenges our community faces and work towards a brighter future for all,” he added.

 Comelec proclaimed Uy as winner of the congressional race for the said district, after a long legal battle against Romeo Jalosjos, Jr. 

This came after the Supreme Court (SC) ruled in favor of Uy, as the high tribunal voided Jalosjos’ proclamation as Zamboanga 1st District representative.

According to Comelec data, Uy got the highest votes during the May 2022 elections with 69,591, while Jalosjos Jr. received 69,109 votes.

The legal battle, however, stemmed from the Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBOC) move to declare Romeo Jalosjos as the winning candidate after the votes of Federico Jalosjos, who was declared a nuisance candidate, were credited to the former.

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