2 barangay captain bets in Bohol town draw lots after tie in votes
MARIBOJOC, Bohol — The barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections became more exciting here when two candidates for barangay captain in Cabawan in this town had to draw lots after they garnered the same number of votes.
The drawing of lots happened at 9 a.m. on Wednesday to determine who will sit as village chair between Marcial Quiwag and incumbent Barangay captain Doroteo Garsuta, who both had 426 votes.
Six pieces of papers with numbers 1 to 6 written on it were rolled up and placed inside a bowl.
The rule was whoever got the highest number would win.
Garsuta picked up numbers 3, 5 and 6 while Quiwag got 1, 2 and 4.
The incumbent was declared by draw lots which was witnessed by the town’s municipal local government operations officer (MLGOO) Franklin Medequiso, residents of Barangay Cabawan and representatives from the Department of the Interior and Local Government and Commission on Elections.
Quiwag, who was Liga ng mga barangay president and ex-officio municipal councilor in 2010, accepted his fate.
Medequiso said drawing of lots to determine the winner in case of a tie during elections is considered legal as prescribed under Commission on Election rules, specifically Section 71 of Resolution 9030.
Medequiso said it was the first time in the town that the result for barangay captain race ended in a tie./lb
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