Wife of slain village chief wins

The wife of slain Punong Barangay Elvis Asis of Lawaan, Roxas City won in the recently concluded barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.

Jocelyn Asis won by a large margin against her opponent, incumbent Brgy. Kagawad Hermelito Delandao.

Few days before the elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) en-banc, in Resolution No.10329 promulgated on May 9, allowed Jocelyn to take the place of her reelectionist husband for reason of death.

Jocelyn filed on April 30, 2018 a petition asking the Comelec to allow her to substitute for her husband Elvis as the candidate for punong barangay. She also filed her certificate of the candidacy (COC) along with the petition Asis was shot dead in Lawaan on April 28, 2018.