By RODRIGO S. VICTORIA
NAVAL, Biliran – Two of the Espina siblings took the two highest posts in Biliran province in the recently concluded May 10, 2010 local and national elections.
Biliran Governor and Congressman-elect Rogelio J. Espina who was proclaimed by Comelec on May 11, 2010 at about 7 o’clock in the evening won the congressional seat in the Lone District of Biliran by garnering 40,010 over his closest rival Congressman Glenn A. Chong who garnered 39,649 votes.
In the gubernatorial post, former Biliran congressman and former Naval Mayor Gerardo J. Espina, Jr. won as the new governor-elect by garnering 32,211 votes over his rival Charles P. Chong, father of Congressman Chong who garnered 31,106 votes.
Meanwhile, seven mayoralty candidates of the Nacionalista Party won out of the eight mayoralty positions at stake in the May 10, 2010 local and national elections in Biliran province.
The winning candidates from congressman, governor, vice-governor, provincial board members, mayors, vice-mayors and councilors in the May 10, 2010 local and national elections in the province of Biliran based on the official list from Comelec-Biliran are the following: Congressman-Rogelio J. Espina, Governor-Gerardo J. Espina, Jr., Vice-Governor-Atty. Manuel B. Montejo Jr, provincial board members for the first district, Brigido C. Caneja III, Bebiano Jadulco, Martin Lagat and Eden S. Apolinar, provincial board members for the second district, Lorenzo Reveldez, Gina Maria B. Enage, Eriberto Tubis, Sr. and Dominador Corpin.
In the municipality of Almeria, the winning candidates are Dominador O. Agajan-mayor, Richard D. Jaguros, vice-mayor and Rebecca M. Salloman, Henry O. Quijano, Leonardo A. Morillo, Amelita V. Morillo, Domingo A. Barrina, Emmanuel U. Blanco, Jasmin T. Jaguros and Alberto R. Espregante as new councilors-elect.
In the municipality of Biliran, the winning candidates are: Leandro B. Enage-mayor, Antonio C. Rosal-vice-mayor and Asesclo B. Talaugon, Ernesto A. Gelizon, Oscar A. Mejia II, Emmanuel C. Rondobio, Nestor M. Lungay, Jr., Reynaldo C. Estacion, Omar T. Cabillan and Hospicio R. Tiu III as new councilors-elect.
In the municipality of Cabucgayan, the winning candidates are Gemma G. Adobo-mayor, Irvin B. Cordeta-vice-mayor, and Ramon E. Amistoso, Elisa R. Oledan, Felix Cabulang, Sr., Paul T. Juntilla, Edwin T. Igano, Ruben A. Sabornido, Hildeyardo P. Enage and Rosila M. Padar as new councilors-elect.
In the municipality of Culaba, the winning candidates are, reelectionist Enrico B.Uyvico-mayor, Epifanio M. Punay, Jr.-vice-mayor and Gemma R. Colobong, Carlito L. Bechaida, Humphrey B. Olimba, John Gino B. Nillos, Mailene M. Fumar, Rogelio C. Cervantes, Jesse Clyde P. Pedrosa and Lorenzo M. Reveldez, Sr. as the new councilors-elect.
In the winning municipality of Kawayan, the winning candidates are: Gerardo S. Espina, Sr.-mayor, Rodolfo J. Espina, Sr.-vice-mayor and Rizalinda L. Ampong, Conrado E. Victorioso,Tani S. Patiño, Arnold B. Espadilla, Sr. Abraham A. Lequiron, Vicente V. Atok, Sr., Richmond Jay C. Seno and Sofronio S.Mendero, Sr. as the new councilors- elect.
In the municipality of Maripipi, the winning candidates are: Uldarico P. Macorol-mayor, Getolio P. Casio-vice-mayor, and Nulkisam S. Macorol, Jose R. Gaviola, Arnolda R.M. Albelda, Nenita R. Radam, Felisa S. Mulles, Cirilo A. Manzanares, Dionisio N. Cabogoy, Jr. and Mervin L. Macorol as the new councilors-elect.
In the municipality of Naval, the winning candidates are: reelectionist Susan V. Parilla-mayor, Atty. Redentor C. Villordon-vice-mayor and Niceto L. Limpiado, Jr., Gabino S. Velasquez IV, Gregory T. Pastor Marilou B. Lucente, Miguel J. Casas, Jr., Ramises V. Bongabong, Edwin S. Pitao and Ricardo R. Kho, Sr. as the new councilors-elect.
The newly-elected local officials in the province of Biliran will take their oath of office on June 30, 2010.