Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco has lost in her congressional bid in the city’s first district.
The City Board of Canvassers (CBOC) proclaimed on Tuesday night, May 10, Khymer Olaso as the incoming representative in District 1.
This was after the CBOC completed 100 percent of the canvassing of election returns from the 229 clustered precincts with a total of 214,276 registered voters and 164,444 actual voters, according to CBOC chair Atty. Roy Canete.
Also proclaimed winners for the 1st District were councilors-elect Lit Lit Macrohon (67,505 votes), King Omaga (62,154 votes), Joey Santos ( 51,096 votes), Boday Cabato (48,001 votes), Dan Vicente (47,627 votes), Charlie Mariano (44,727 votes), Gerky Valesco (43,464 votes) and Joel Esteban (36,929 votes).
District 1 covers 37 of the city’s 98 barangays with 193,912 registered voters while District 2 covers 61 barangays with 209,552 registered voters.
Elections in Zamboanga City for the national and local elections Monday, May 9 have been described as generally peaceful and orderly.