The winning candidates in Tagbilaran City during the midterm polls were proclaimed just hours after the polling precincts closed at 6 p.m. on Election Day.
Reelectionists Tagbilaran City Mayor John Geesnell Yap II and Vice Mayor Jose Antonio Veloso were among those proclaimed at the City Council session hall at past 10 p.m. after earning wide leads over their respective opponents in the polls.
A data released by the City Board of Canvassers indicated that Yap garnered 43,924 votes over his lone opponent Sharlene Lim who got 5,770 votes while Veloso also enjoyed a wide lead over Arlene Karaan as both earned 34,318 and 11,653 votes, respectively.
Yap and Veloso ran under the same local coalition while Lim and Karaan also ran under the same ticket.
Meanwhile, winning City Council candidates led by newcomer Tim Butalid who garnered the most votes at 34,596 were also proclaimed.
Butalid was followed by Adam Jala (32,257), Agustinus Gonzaga (30,663), Jonas Cacho (30,127), Eliezer Borja (29,988), Vicente Polinar (29,113), Joseph Bompat (29,034), Dulce Glovasa (26,975), Philip Besas (26,521) and Nerio Zamora (26,061).
All of the winners except Zamora ran under Yap’s coalition, Pundok Panaghiusa. (AD)