Bayron, Socrates win Puerto Princesa City local election

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Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDPLBN) duo, Mayor Lucilo R. Bayron and City Councilor Nancy M. Socrates were proclaimed as the new leaders of Puerto Princesa City today, May 14.

Mayor Bayron, the incumbent mayor of the city, maintained his office for his 3rd term winning with 18,510 gap against outgoing Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida III. Bayron led with 59,944 votes, followed by Marcaida with 41,434 votes.

Following the two were Jimmy Cañete with 3,305 votes, Antonio Aroso with 270, Eliceo Oloroso with 157 and Edmundo Katon with 110.

On the other hand, Councilor Nancy Socrates automatically won the vice mayoralty position unopposed with 79,304 votes.

City Councilors Matt Mendoza led the race with 66,607 votes followed by Jimbo Maristela, 52,263; Victor Oliveros, 51,590; Jimmy Carbonell, 48,872; Elgin Damasco, 48,159; Atty. Nesario G. Awat, 47,620; Patrick Hagedorn, 47,053; Roy Ventura, 46,889; Henry Gadiano, 44,923; and Herbert Dilig, 40,594.

With a total of 153,871 registered voters, 110,287 or 71.67% of the registered voters casted their votes during the 2019 May 13 Election. Puerto Princesa with 66 barangays consisted of 188 clustered precincts.

SD cards from precincts, which weren’t able to transmit their electoral returns flooded all night in the City Hall for on-site transmission of election returns. The last card, which was inputted was from Barangay Tiniguiban at around 3:15 in the morning.

Bayron promises to continue what they started in the city, “Maraming salamat sa ibinigay n’yong tiwala at susuklian natin ng tapat na serbisyo, apurado, dahil talagang maigsi lang din ‘yung tatlong taon. Papagpatuloy natin yung mga nasimulan tsaka ‘yung hindi pa nasisimulan, siyempre sisimulan natin at pilitin natin na magkaroon ng kaganapan ‘yung mga pangarap natin at pangarap ng mamamayan natin para sa lalo na doon sa maliliit na mamamayan at tsaka ordinaryong mamamayan ng Puerto Princesa.”

Socrates plans to implement changes in the Sangguniang Bayan.

“Siguro sa umpisa more on physical lang ano, ayusin ng konti ‘yung office. Kasi plano ko rin sana na ilipat ng office ‘yung ating CTFRB ano pero, aside from that continue lang muna ‘yung aming ginagawa at kagaya ng nasabi ko, mas pagandahin lang at siguro mas pabilisin ano kasi minsan inaabot kami ng alas sais, alas siyete ng gabi ano, kakadebate, kakadiskusiyon tungkol sa mga bagay-bagay. So, siguro what I can do is to limit ano, limit para mas ano mas direct na ang mga usap, wala na ‘yung masyadong mga ano, hindi na kumbaga mas trivial ng mga usapain ay aapurahin na natin yung mga ganon,” she said.

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