Bacolod City candidates formally proclaimed

Posted by watchmen
May 17, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

GP falls short of 15-0 sweep


By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga


The Bacolod City Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday formally proclaimed the city’s winning candidates from last Monday’s midterm elections with incumbents Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, and Lone District Rep. Greg Gasataya each winning reelection.

The mayor’s Grupo Progreso (GP) political coalition also won all but one seat on the Sangguniang Panlungsod with incumbent City Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr., a member of the opposing Asenso for Better Bacolod-Magbinuligay Kita sa Kauswagan coalition, beating out GP bet Marlon Solidum for the last spot.

The incumbent won by 674 votes.

Proclamations had earlier been delayed due to SD card problems and a glitch in data transmission.

The winning candidates are set to take office on June 30./DGB, WDJ

Various members of the Grupo Progreso coalition, including Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran (fourth from left) and Mayor Evelio Leonardia (fifth from left), pose with Diocese of Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon (sixth from left) during a recent courtesy call. The coalition fell short of a 15-0 sweep after winning all but one seat on the Sangguniang Panlungsod. (GP photo)

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