A poll bet earned the highest votes as kagawad (council member) of Barangay Lumapao in Negros Oriental’s Canlaon City, will rise to the position of village chair due to the absence of candidates.
Farah Gentuya, director of the provincial Department of the Interior and Local Government, said there was no candidate for Lumapao village chair during the October 30 polls.
“The first councilor [Joevic Carumba] will assume the said post and we are awaiting a written order from our regional office on the matter,” she said in an interview yesterday.
In San Jose town’s Barangay Cancawas, Gentuya said village chair winner Mercedita Uy has a pending disqualification case and may be replaced by her son, Mervin Suelto Uy, the councilor who garnered the highest votes. (PNA)