San Fernando mayor retains seat | Inquirer News
Close  

San Fernando mayor retains seat

/ 07:37 AM May 19, 2013

For the second time, San Fernando Mayor Antonio Canoy was elected in a close fight with his predecessor in the south Cebu town.

Canoy, the only incumbent mayor of the Liberal Party in Cebu’s 1st district, won over former mayor Lakambini Reluya by a margin of 177 votes.

ADVERTISEMENT

Acting Municipal Election Officer Neil Fuentes said Canoy received 16,187 votes while Reluya got 16,010 votes.

Canoy’s son Miguel Antonio also won as vice mayor against Reluya’s husband Ricardo.

FEATURED STORIES

They were proclaimed winners on Friday.

“It was a hot contest in San Fernando,” Fuentes told Cebu Daily News by phone.

He said there were strafing incidents and the arrest of armed men in the week before the election but no one was killed.

Reluya, who ran under the Nacionalista Party, intends to file an election protest before the Regional Trial Court soon..

In 2010, Reluya lost to Canoy by  1,271 votes.

Reluya filed an election protest which has been submitted for decision before Cebu RTC Judge Ramon Daomilas of Branch 11.

She alleged that “widespread anomalies” like massive vote-buying were committed by Canoy and his supporters in all clustered precincts in the town. Reporter Ador Vincent S. Mayol

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

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.

TAGS: Antonio Canoy, election 2013, Politics
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.