ALL winners in the May 14 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections in Negros Occidental may be declared today, May 15, as the tallying of votes continue.
Partial and unofficial results have also identified winning aspirants, with some of them being declared winners last night, May 14.
Around 2.431 million voters from the province trooped to the polling centers yesterday to cast their votes.
Provincial Election Supervisor Jessie Suarez yesterday’s conduct of the local election was generally peaceful.
Suarez also placed the turnout of voters at 85 percent which he earlier projected.
In Kabankalan City, Election Officer Robert Estandarte said they opted to transfer the canvassing of votes in Barangay Tan-awan to Kabankalan National High School in Poblacion after he received a request from the Barangay Board of Canvassers (BBOC), in lieu of the recent incident in the village involving the communist rebels.
Suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) clashed with the government troopers which led to the death of two soldiers and wounded eight others.
The communist rebels also torched the heavy equipment of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA).
"Although the incidents were not election-related, the BBOC requested the transfer of the canvassing for their safety and security especially during night time," Estandarte said.
He also said that canvassing of votes at Hinatunan Elementary School in Mag-aso, Barangay Oringao was transferred. "I got a call and request of the BBOC and majority of the watchers for the transfer of their counting and canvassing so we decided to bring them all in Oringao Elementary School at the barangay proper because of threat and imminent danger as a spillover of the activities in the hinterlands. Oringao and Tan-awan are neighboring barangays located at the boundary of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental.”
"Despite the situation, the election here was very peaceful. We just wanted to make sure of the safety of the teachers,” Estandarte said.
As of press time, winners in two barangays in the city have been proclaimed. These villages have less number of voters.
Proclaimed punong barangay in Barangay 3 is Darryl John Garolacan and Kagawads Charles Martir, Helen Ybanez, Jose Cesar Anthony Antillo, Ramon Arboleda, Riberto Galeno, Carlito Serfino, and Melchor Remar.
The proclaimed youth council chair was John Kenneth Jerusnia and youth councilors were Rey Vicente, Julie An Medel Michael Lopez, Lovelyn Breganio, Erick John Enriquez, Cheska Llena and Jose Lanuza.
Also proclaimed were Barangay 7 Punong Barangay Ronnie Porras and Kagawads Alemar Etrope, Kristine Joy Orcena, Michael Pabile, Eric Cortez, Dennis Bugalon, Raymond Galve and Emmanuel Trope while SK Chair Rodelyn Tabanda was also proclaimed with SK Kagawads Meril Jade Porras, Menelle Sumagaysay, James Lester Mendoza, Irene Dela Cruz, Jane Vargas and Tamanza Dellamo.
In Bago City, Election Officer Kathrina Trinio Cana said there was a reported vote buying in Barangay Pacol which was already reported to the police, though, she has yet to receive the formal complaint yet.
Cana said the complainant may use the police blotter report and the money received as evidence when filing a formal complaint.
In Cadiz City, the unofficial and partial result showed that leading in Barangay Zone 6 was incumbent Punong Barangay Daday Sta. Ana;
Other aspirants for barangay chieftain who lead the race were Jojo Nobido in Barangay Luna; Larry Lamis in Barangay Magsaysay; Toto Birabis in Barangay Bangquerohan; Sonny Jalipa in Barangay Cabahog; Rodel Evidente in Barangay Burgis; Rudy Javier in Barangay Caduhaan; Manuel Escala of Barangay Tigalawigan; and Roseville Pillari of Barangay Mabini.
Leading candidates for barangay captains in Victorias City are:
• Barangay 1 - Edna Durana
• Barangay 2 - RJ Sablan
• Barangay 3 - Roy Flores
• Barangay 4 - Marites Lucha
• Barangay 5 - Betol Undar
• Barangay 6 - Rolando Millan
• Barangay 6A - Ana Mae Claro
• Barangay 8 - Doods Murillo
• Barangay 9 - Juvy Pepello
• Barangay 10 - Milagros Osano
• Barangay 11- Rogrelio Barnuevo
• Barangay 12 - Gary Bacay
• Barangay 13 - Eric Alcobilla
• Barangay 15 - Mark Aboyo
• Barangay 15A - Tumimbang
• Barangay 16 - Rogelio Lapating Jr.
• Barangay 16A – Caluyo
• Barangay 18- Tiboy Latosa
• Barangay 18A - Regie Aboyo
• Barangay 19 - Carlito Gulmatico
• Barangay 20 - Tirambulo
In Isabela town, partial and unofficial results based on the tallied of votes showed that leading candidates for barangay captains are as follows:
• Barangay 2 - Jolan Matamuro
• Barangay 3 - Enriquito Antipatia
• Barangay 4 - Eduardo Pregua
• Barangay 7 - Jose Reden Decena
• Barangay 8 - Ma. Luz Ferrer
• Barangay 9 - Antonio Leal
In Negros Occidental’s capital city, Bacolod, partial and unofficial results of the voting also showed potential winners in the barangay captain positions. Here is the list:
• Barangay Singcang-Airport - Rosinie Distrito
• Barangay Tangub - Noli Villarosa
• Barangay Sum-ag – Rodney Carmona
• Barangay 26 – Jun Orola
• Barangay Handumanan – Febe Legaspi
• Barangay Mandalagan - Arturo Parreño
• Barangay Pahanocoy – Noble
• Barangay Taculing - Lady Gonzaga
• Barangay 41 - Salvacion Penuela
• Barangay 1 - Cesar Rillos
• Barangay Alangilan - Degie Tanista
• Barangay Villamonte – Flores
• Barangay 33 – JohnMalayang
• Barangay Granada - Alfredo Talimodao
• Barangay Mansilingan - Boy Pico
• Barangay 8 - Joanna Magalona
• Barangay Banago – Ricky Mijares
• Barangay Alijis – Tony Dela Vega
• Barangay Pta. Taytay – Leah Palma
• Barangay 3 – Bob Asan
• Barangay 13 – Andre Familiaran
More list of winners are expected to be transmitted to the local poll offices today.