Gov Degamo, VG Macias lead Negros Oriental race

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The incumbent governor and vice governor of Negros Oriental, who are seeking re-election, are currently leading the race with already a wide margin.

Based on the latest Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) partial and unofficial count, Governor Roel Degamo has received 425,405 votes over Ikay Villanueva who gained 122,881 votes, while Vice Governor Edward Mark Macias has garnered 338,742 versus Samuel Torres’ 46,248 votes.

For congressman of the first district, incumbent Rep. Jocelyn Limkaichong has garnered 131,599 votes, followed by Pancracio Paras with 16,071 votes, and Danilo Roble, 2,172 votes.

In the second district, incumbent Rep. Manuel Sagarbarria leads with 168,434 votes, followed by Jimmy Merto with 7,394 votes and Ryan Ybañez, with 6,823 votes.

In the third district, Rep. Arnolfo Teves, Jr., the incumbent congressman and uncontested candidate, has earned 118,970 votes.

For the position of Board Member, the following have so far earned the highest votes: First district: Jaime Reyes (79,200); Valente Yap (60,254); Chester Lim (58,352); and Edsel Enardecido (44,759)

Second district: Jose Baldado (81,706); Erwin Michael Macias (80,554); Estanislao Alviola (77,995); and Mariant Escaño-Villegas (72,305)

Third district: John Raymond, Jr. (92,092); Peter Paul Renacia (67,248); Kit Mark Adanza (57,443); and Miguel Dungog (52,527)

As of 5 p.m., the votes comprise more than 90 percent of the precincts in Negros Oriental, the Comelec said. (PNA)