Governor Roberto Y. Uy (PDP-Laban) has retained the governorship in a hotly- and closely-contested election against challenger Rep. Seth Frederick P. Jalosjos of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago-Alliance of Political Parties (HNP-APP).
Uy was proclaimed governor by the provincial board of canvassers at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board) session hall in this city over the weekend.
Uy garnered 219,412 votes, just 2,895 ahead of Jalosjos.
In this province’s first district, Romeo Jalosjos Jr. (HNP-APP) won against Uy’s son, Roberto Jr. (PDP-Laban), while in the second district, Rep. Glona Labadlabad (PDP-Laban) retained her position against challenger Flora Villarosa (HNP-APP), the outgoing mayor of Siayan town.
In the third district, challenger Norbedieri Edding (HNP-APP) lost to incumbent Rep. Isagani Amatong.
Gen. (ret.) Alexander Yano, former Armed Forces chief of staff, lost to former congressman Rosendo Labadlabad, husband of the second district congresswoman, in Sindangan, the largest town of this province. (PNA)