By Samuel Toledo
LEGAZPI CITY, May 16 (PNA) — The Liberal Party (LP) of the Aquino administration won more than a hundred mayoral and 16 congressional seats of Bicol region’s six provinces in the recently-concluded mid-term synchronized national and local elections.
Latest data from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Bicol regional office showed that the LP got 44 mayoral posts or 38.6 percent, followed by Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) which garnered 27 winners or 23.6 percent, and Lakas-CMD with 12 or 10.5 percent.
Other parties with their percentage shares of winners are: Nationalista Party (NP), with 10 or 8.7 percent; United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), with seven or 6.1 percent; National Unity Party (NUP), with seven or 6.1 percent; Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP), with four or 3.5 percent; and independent bets with three or 2.6 percent.
These accounted for a total of 114 seats in 107 towns and seven cities.
Of the 16 legislative districts, LP garnered seven seats; Lakas-CMD, three; NPC, two; NUP, two; and UNA and NP, a seat each.
Of the six gubernatorial posts, LP won two (Albay and Camarines Norte); independent candidates won in Catanduanes and Sorsogon; NP won in Camarines Sur while NPC clinched Masbate.
LP bagged 12 mayoral seats in Albay, 67 percent; nine in Catanduanes, 81 percent; nine in Camarines Sur, 24.3 percent ; six in Camarines Norte. 50 percent; five in Sorsogon, 35.7 percent; and three in Masbate, 15 percent.
NPC got 16 of the 37 mayoral seats in Camarines Sur; five of 14 in Sorsogon; five of 20 in Masbate; and a seat of 11 in Catanduanes.
LP Bicol chair and Albay Gov. Joey Salceda said these results only showed the Bicolanos’ full support to the Aquino administration.
“This means that the Bicolanos are supportive of the Aquino administration and that they are pinning their hope for a more progressive Bicol region under the stewardship of President Aquino,” Salceda elalborated.
The re-electionist governor, who ran unopposed for his third term, was also already proclaimed by the board of canvassers in Albay Wednesday morning. (PNA)