LOUD cheers and claps were heard inside the Sangguniang Panglungsod as the City Board of Canvassers have proclaimed the winners for the local posts in the first and second district in Davao City, more than 20 hours after polling centers were closed.
The City Board of Canvassers (CBOC) led by its chair lawyer Krisna Caballero announced the newly-elected officials of Davao City in the second and third district minutes after the transmission of election returns have been completed around 3 p.m.
For the candidate of the House of Representatives for the second district and third district, unopposed congressional candidate Vincent Garcia and Isidro Ungab were declared winners in the congressional race.
Members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod in the second district were Danilo Dayanghirang who earned the highest votes followed by Diosdado Mahipus, Louie John Bonguyan, Ralph Abella, Javi Campos, Dante Apostol, Che-che Justol, and Jonard Dayap.
In the second district, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) reported a total of 356 precincts, 312 clustered precincts reported with 308,189 registered voters.
In the third district, Alberto Ungab, the incumbent third district congressman topped the list. He was followed by Nonoy Al-ag, Joselle Villafuerte, Conde Baluran, Myrna Dalodo-Ortiz, Petite Principe, Cocoy Zozobrado, and Sweet Advincula.
Third district has a total of 351 clustered precincts and 263 clustered precincts reported with 287,083 voters.
In an interview with Ungab, who was also a member of the House of Representatives from 2007 to 2016, he said that he has enough experience in handling the post. He was able to head the two committees – the committee on appropriations and the committee on ways and means.
Now that he is back at the Congress, he will push for connectivity in his district with more farms to market roads to improve the economic lives of his constituents.
“Being a congressman from Davao where the President comes from, as I have said, wala na akong personal ambition kasi natapos na rin yong gusto kong gawin sa third district naming, I can give all my time and my work and my effort to help the President succeed in this administration and to help him through legislation, to help him in the house of representatives in whatever way I can to make the President enable his vision, plans and programs and his agenda for the Filipino people,” Ungab said.
Garcia also wants to push for more construction of roads, especially in Paquibato. He reported that to date, there have been many roads that were constructed especially in the far-flung areas of his district.
Javi Campos, a first-time candidate, said in an interview that he is thankful for the support of the people in the second district. He assured them that he will do his best as to not disappoint them and to prove that they voted the right person. He will also push for the improvement of traffic and promotion of environment preservation and youth empowerment.