New Capiz governor proclaimed

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Esteban Evan “Nonoy” Contreras is the new Governor of Capiz province.

Contreras, who got 160,701 votes in Monday’s midterm polls, was proclaimed by the Provincial Elections Board of Canvasser Tuesday afternoon after the results from the town of Tapaz was transmitted.

Governor Antonio del Rosario lost his reelection bid by a margin of 17,716 votes.

Contreras won in the towns of Panay, Pontevedra, Panitan, President Roxas, Ivisan, Dumarao, Sapian, Sigma, and Tapaz.

Del Rosario, on one hand, won in the town of Maayon, Pilar, Mambusao, Dao, Cuartero, Dumalag, and Jamindan; and Roxas City.