Archive for May, 2013
LINGAYEN – The Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) slate led by re-electionist Governor Amado T. Espino Jr. and Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim Jr. dominated the May 13 midterm elections in the province of Pangasinan.
NPC’s overwhelming victory was evidenced by the wide margin of votes got by NPC candidates from their supporters in the six congressional districts of the province, sweeping majority of elective posts.
The Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBOC) led by Marino Salas proclaimed Espino and Calimlim as duly elected Governor and Vice Governor last May 15. (more…)
DAGUPAN CITY – Liberal Party Pangasinan spokesperson Oscar Lambino said the party did its best to push the party’s bet for governor Hernani Braganza, “but our best was not enough.”
He said the LP will issue a concession statement once the official tally is completed.
“We are sad that our candidates lost, but we are happy that we are able to contribute to the victory of Team Pnoy senatorial candidates.
The LP also has mayoral candidates who won like Belen Fernandez of Dagupan, Kim Amador of Manaoag, Constante Agbayani of San Fabian, Ernesto Balolong of Urbiztondo, Bona Parayno of Mangaldan and Carlito Zaplan of Sta. Barbara, he said.
Lambino said the visits of President Aquino had an impact on the gubernatorial race as “according to reports, the camp of reelectionist governor Amado Espino Jr. went on splurging” after his visits and endorsement of Braganza. (more…)
By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
ASINGAN- Against all odds and for not supporting the gubernatorial bid of his cousin Hernani A. Braganza, he proved once again that he is the most sought political figure in the 6th District of Pangasinan by winning his re-election bid as Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member (SPM).
Board Member Ranjit Ramos Shahani took the lead of the two-seats for SPM in the district together with fellow re-electionist Alfonso Bince.
“I am extending my thanks to the people of the 6th District for giving again the trust and confidence to me. I worked hard for the betterment of the district particularly when I was still the Vice Governor and Congressman and the people knew that. My previous accomplishments and services speak well of my victory last election,” Shahani said. (more…)
The election fever has subsided. Black propaganda, mudslinging and tongue-lashings have been put into bin. By now, all the winners in the May 13 elections have already been proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Indeed, the electoral process was grueling and tiresome- 90- day campaign period for the senatorial candidates and party-lists and 45 days for the local candidates.
In Pangasinan, Governor Amado T. Espino Jr. and Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim Jr. have once again romped off with their new mandates over their opponents Alaminos City Mayor Hernani A. Braganza and Gen. Arturo C. Lomibao for governor and vice governor, respectively. (more…)
CALASIAO – Liberal Party’s gubernatorial bet Hernani Braganza conceded defeat in the race, saying the people of Pangasinan and he was ready to accept their verdict.
“I have embarked on a mission to seek the highest position of the Provincial Capitol, hoping to implement reforms in local governance and help restore pride and dignity among Pangasinenses. Judging from the results of the elections, it seems that I have fallen short in rallying our people behind this cause,” Braganza said.
Braganza lost to incumbent Governor Amado Espino, now on his last term as governor.
He said he was not offering excuses for the temporary setback, “but running on a platform of reforms and good governance is not a walk in the park.” (more…)
By Yolanda Sotelo
DAGUPAN CITY – They won most, they lost some.
The Ortegas of La Union province won most of the political seats they ran for, but two of them did not make it to the winning circle, and some of them were split in their decisions to support candidates, family or not.
Three brothers all won their last terms: Eldest brother Victor for congressman of the first district, Manuel (Manoling) Ortega as governor, and Pablo for mayor of San Fernando City.
But another brother Jose (Pepe) lost to Gualberto Dong, the incumbent vice mayor who ran as independent, for the vice mayor seat of San Fernando City. (more…)