Monday, May 9, 2016

Baguio City Election Results: The City Has A New Congressman In Marquez Go

A new face will be representing Baguio City in Congress. Businessman Marquez Go bested incumbent Congressman Nicasio Aliping Jr. to win the much-coveted seat. It was yet another close match reminiscent of the two men's political battle back in 2013 when they ran for the same post. This time around, Go emerged as the winner to even the score.

"This elections have been both an uplifting and humbling experience for me, my family, and the entire GOMOBIL team. We wish to thank you, the people, for your trust and support. Thank you for going for change! Salasalamat. Here we go for change.", Go wrote on his official Facebook page.

In the mayoralty race, Mauricio Domogan retained his seat with a victory over retired judge Del Claravall. However, the latter didn't go down without a fight. Claravall only trailed behind Domogan by a few thousand votes based on the final tally.

In the vice-mayoralty race, it wasn't even a close battle as incumbent Edison Bilog trampled Isabelo Cosalan Jr., Betty Lourdes Tabanda, and Fred Bagbagen at the polls. It can be recalled that Bilog got elevated as vice-mayor back in 2014 when then vice-mayor Daniel Farinas died from a heart attack.

In the city council, seven were re-elected to retain their posts. The five newcomers are as follows - Edgar Avila, Mylen Yaranon, Lilia Farinas, Arthur Allad-iw, and Benny Bomogao.

Here's the full list of winners:

Congressman: Marquez Go
Mayor: Mauricio Domogan
Vice-Mayor: Edison Bilog

1. Leandro Yangot (re-electionist)
2. Edgar Avila
3.Ortega, Robert (re-electionist)
4. Joel Alangsab (re-electionist)
5. Faustino Olowan (re-electionist)
6. Elmer Datuin (re-electionist)
7. Mylen Yaranon
8. Elaine Sembrano (re-electionist)
9. Peter Fianza (re-electionist)
10. Lilia Farinas
11. Arthur Allad-iw
12. Benny Bomogao