CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – Reelectionist Mayor Oscar Moreno leads overwhelmingly over his opponent businessman Pompee La Viña based on the ABS-CBN Halalan 2019 poll count.
Moreno, running for his third and final term, garnered 155,579 votes compared to the 88,711 votes that La Viña had as of 10:25 a.m. in the ABS-CBN Halalan 2019 poll count.
The reelectionist mayor ran under the banner of the PDP Laban while La Viña, who is a supporter of President Duterte, ran under the Padayon Pilipino regional party of the late ex-Mayor Vicente Emano, who adopted him as their mayoralty candidate.
Election officials said the results were based on 97.75% of the election returns transmitted so far.
Election officials Tuesday night that SD cards in 14 precincts did not work.
Misamis Oriental provincial election director Aleli Ramirez said at least 28 SD cards were found defective out of a total 1,275 SD cards distributed in Misamis Oriental and the two cities of Gingoog and Cagayan de Oro.
“This prevented us from proclaiming the winning candidates,” she said.
Ramirez said they have to ask Comelec Manila to retool the SD card but given the small number of IT personnel, there would be some delays.
“We would be lucky if the problem is solve by Thursday,” she told MindaNews,
For congressman in the Cagayan de Oro’s first legislative district, reelectionist Rep. Klarex Uy (PDP-Laban) enjoy a comfortable lead with 83,043 votes over his opponent, Caesar Ian Acenas of Padayon Pilipino, who took only 23,429 votes in the second district congressional race, according to the ABS-CBN count as of 10:25 a.m. today with 96.26% of the votes counted.
In the second district, former Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, running under his political party Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines, had an overwhelming lead with 81,092 votes over his opponent, Alam Lim of PDP-Laban, who got only 46,030 votes.
For the province of Misamis Oriental, Gov. Yevgeny Emano, who is running for his third term under the Padayon Pilipino banner, got 247,712 votes against his opponent Julio Uy of the National Unity Party, who took 196,609 votes as of 10:25 a.m. today based on 99.08% of election returns transmitted.
In the province’s first congressional district, newcomer Christian Unabia (Lakas) got 101,919 votes as against 84,910 of Vice Governor Joey Pelaez of the National Unity Party.
Rep. Juliet Uy (National Unity Party) appeared to be clinching a third term when she garnered 157,995 votes over her opponent, Benjo Benaldo of Padayon Party, who got only 73,940 votes.
The mother and daughter tandem of Ruthie and Marie Guingona (Nacionalista Party) appeared to be heading to a defeat in the leadership race in Gingoog City.
Ruthie, who is making a comeback, got only 30,315 votes against her opponent Erick Canosa who garnered 36,435 votes.
Marie Guingona, who slid down to vice mayor, took only 29,533 votes against her opponent, Rep. Peter Unabia who got 36,588 votes. (Froilan Gallardo / MindaNews)