by Tonyboy Gilana- PIO Bulan
Bulan Town has new Vice-mayor!
It’s a resounding mandate by the People of Bulan to allow Mayor Helen De Castro another term, her third and last, as she easily defeated perennial candidate Attorney Redentor Guyala. De Castro got 23,350 against Guyala’s 9,705. Boy Gogola of the Liberal Party got 3,305. De Castro won all 63 barangays and all 83 precincts of Bulan.
Meanwhile, Marnellie Ballesteros Robles got the nod of 11,490 voters as against the 7,291 votes on incumbent vice-mayor Manuel Gogola.
Seven of the 8 candidates of Mayor De Castro for the Municipal Council won, while only one from Guyala group made it. The following councilors, out of 25, were voted to sit in the municipal council: Ronaldo Gocoyo, Tessie Guran, Guillermo De Castro, Jr., Bernard Hao, Chito Delmonte, Ronnie Gigantone, Recto Valeriano, and Simmy Gerona. Only Valeriano comes from the local opposition party.
Meanwhile, Former Governor Raul R. Lee was once more voted to the gubernatorial office by trouncing incumbent Second District Congressman Joey Solis. Guiming De Castro of Bulan lost to Kruni Escudero in the vice-gubernatorial race.
The final count for the Second Congressional District is still being fought by Cardo Golpeo of Bulan and Gubat Mayor Ding Ramos.
In the First District, incumbent Congressman Sonny Escudero is on his way to complete a third term in Congress. He defeated former Casigutan Mayor Edwin Boboy Hamor.
This is the first in the history of Bulan that a mayoralty candidate has won in all 63 barangays and in all precincts./