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Winners proclaimed

The provincial and city Election Board of Canvassers have proclaimed sure-winning candidates in the city and province, even as the final stretch of the canvassing of results is reaching the finish line. Proclaimed Wednesday were the winners in Dumaguete city headed by reelected Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria , Vice Mayhor Woodrow Maquiling and ten city councilors-elect. Those who were proclaimed Friday afternoon were Gov-elect RoelDegame and Vice Govelect Mark Macias ; Rep George Arnaiz and four second district board members. (see related stories Page 1)

VOL. 39 No. 49 Dumaguete City,

Philippines Sunday, MAY 19, 2013


5KIA in poll week Army – NPAs clash BY CHOY GALLARDE and BOY J. PILONGO


wo army soldiers and three rebels were killed while two were also wounded in two separate encounters with suspected members of the communist New People’s Army in the hinterlands of Santa Catalina, Negros Oriental this week. This even as 300 villagers, mostly women and children from the remote sitios of Naupao, Malmag and Mahalang, all in barangay San Pedro and sitio Lamboanon in barangay Fatima, left their homes and moved to safer grounds for fears of being hit by crossfire. Many villagers failed to vote for fear of their lives.

Killed on the first encounter on election day at sitio Bongabong, barangay Milagrosa, Sta. Catalina was Pfc Aris de Emoy while the wounded was Pfc Anastacio Aloba, Jr. Aloba was promptly evacuated to a local treatment where he was given preferential medical attention. He is said to be out of danger. To page 16

P406K robbery in mines & mall


t is the year of the incumbents in the provincial and capital city of Negros Oriental based on the finishing count of the 2013 midterm elections. Consequently, the Comelec made city and provincial proclamation of winners Wednesday and Friday, respectively.

Proclaimed Friday 4:25pm were the fresh winners, Gov-elect Roel Degamo, who, as senior board member, took over the position from the late Gov Tuting Perdices who died in 2011. Degamo won with 212,252 votes. Also proclaimed were first-timer Dr Mark Macias, an orthopedic surgeon practicing in Manila who was elected vice governor (LP) with 160,656 votes; followed by Dr Henry Sojor with 137,527 votes and Jun “Arnaiz with 119,653 votes.

Probationally proclaimed 4pm Friday, under Comelec Resolution No. 9700 were Governor Roel Ragay Degamo (PDP-Laban) who garnered 212,252 votes as against his closest rival 1stDist Cong Jocelyn Limkaichong who garnered 161,361 while gubernatorial candidate MargaritoTeves garnered 148,604, excluding the results from Bayawan City and Bindoy. ALSO PROCLAIMED in absentia was reelected Rep George Arnaiz who was in Cebu. Also proclaimed To page 21

Officially hits Still has the Landslide too Count almost done the 200k mark people’s nod in the South in First District



uthorities are still facing a blank wall as to the identities of the suspects who held up the P400,000 payrol money of the PDEP mining in Tayasan two days before the elections last


At the same time, election crowd at the mall netted one more P6000- robbery case now under investigation.

PAYROL MONEY Intial investigation showed that at around 10:45 am on Saturday, May 11, 2013, around 20 fully armed men believed to be rebels To page 21

Finally, Mercy Significant election sidelights: makes it in Bais By DEMS DEMECILLO


fter so many failed attempts to capture the city mayorship of Bais in past elections, Mercy Goñi, finally makes it to the city hall crown becoming the sugar city’s second lady mayor. She dislodged Karen Villanueva, former city mayor who ran for congress, and even her father Hector “Tata” Villaueva who ran again for mayor. It was a virtual return of the Teves power, Mercy being the daughter of the late Sen. Lorenzo Teves. She married the late To page 14

Cordova, Arbas vow to still stay vigilant,

Dumaguete City Vice-Mayor Alan Gel Cordova and Councilor Joe Kenneth Arbas may have lost their respective mayoral and vicemayoral bids, but both have underscored their desire to hold accountable those who are allegedly responsible for their electoral defeats. Only two LP councilors made it: Tony Rems and

Manny Arbon. Cordova warned that they cannot let the blatant electioneering of the City Water District and Barangay officials go unpunished. Arbas said that even after they step down from public office, the two lawyers said they are ready to serve the constituents in their private capacities.

Several mayors fail to deliver for Josy, Gary ?

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