Mabilog’s allies capture barangays

City Mayor Jed Patrick MabilogIncumbent candidates for punong barangay who are associated with City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog garnered majority votes during the October 28 barangay elections.

Among the 180 villages in the city, Liga ng mga Barangay incumbent president Carlos Guarin said there were 165 incumbent punong barangays who remain on their posts after 64 of them have no opponent while 15 punong barangays were newly-elected.

Guarin, a punong barangay of Brgy. Aguinaldo in La Paz district here said this will make a total of 176 punong barangay who were identified to be under the present administration while only four punong barangays belong to the opposition.

Mabilog, who was challenged by defeated businessman Rommel Ynion last May 13 elections was very impressed of the election outcome.

He welcomed all punong barangays including barangay officials for the new challenges ahead of them regardless their political affiliation.

He said the election is over and all elected officials should do their responsibility as good leaders and public servants.

Based on the record of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Iloilo City, a total of 3,934 candidates running for the position of punong barangay and barangay kagawad had filed their Certificates of Candidacy (CoCs).

Of the said number, 353 candidates filed for the position of punong barangay while 3,481 for barangay kagawad.

A thanksgiving mass for barangay winners was held at the Iloilo City Hall building last October 31. IMT