KORONADAL CITY – Reelectionist South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance Fuentes conceded defeat Tuesday noon, a major upset in the political landscape of the
Partial and unofficial results showed Fuentes trailing behind Reynaldo Tamayo, Jr., the three-term mayor of Tupi, a sleepy town known for its fruit and vegetable production.
As of 9:46 a.m. Tuesday, Tamayo garnered 220,862 votes against Fuentes’ 191,814, or a difference of 29,048 votes, based on 98.62 percent of election returns aggregated from
"I pray that he will be a better governor than I am," she told reporters at her house here.
Lawyer Duque Kadatuan, South Cotabato Comelec supervisor, said eight localities in the province have completed the transmission of election returns (ERs) as of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
He said the provincial Board of Canvassers are just waiting for the transmission of ERs from Koronadal City, the capital of South Cotabao, and the towns of Lake Sebu and T’boli.
General Santos, which is a chartered city of South Cotabato, has yet to also transmit its ER to the provincial BOC.
The provincial BOC did not display the partial and official results of votes for each
He said the BOC expects to declare the provincial and congressional winners by Tuesday evening.
She was elected again as
Tamayo is the currently the president of the province’s League of Municipalities.
Several of Tamayo’s supporters were seen lingering
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