Panay News

Capiz ex-solon makes triumphant return


ROXAS City – While reeelction­ist Cong. Emmanuel “Tawi” Billiones (Liberal Party) of Capiz’s 1st District was way ahead of his challenger­s to secure another term (81,632 votes in the Commission on Elections’ Transparen­cy Server as of 10:30 p.m.), the 2nd District is poised to have a new representa­tive in the Lower House – former congresswo­man Jane Castro.

Castro, candidate of Lakas- NUCD, was way ahead (64,284 votes in the Comelec Transparen­cy Server as of 10:30 p.m.) leading rivals Jun Labao (PDP-Laban), Bulilit Martinez (PROMDI), Maria Vilma Besana (Partido Federal ng Pilipinas) and Ronilo Esteves (Pederalism­o ng Dugong Dakilang Samahan).

On the other hand, Billiones’ rivals were Dodoy Evan Contreras (PDP-Laban), Engineer Agana (People’s Reform Party) and Bros Diapo (PPM).

Castro, who served as congresswo­man of the 2nd District from 2010 to 2013, is replacing her husband outgoing Cong. Fredenil Castro who looms to be proclaimed as the new provincial governor./

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