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Toboso Should Move, Jaojoco Says as He Calls for Reconciliation with Rivals

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“Toboso should move on.”

This was the call of Mayor Richard Jaojoco after he claimed that he won the Court-ordered recount of the election results of the 2013 election recount even as he called for a reconciliation with his political rivals.

The recount ended Friday night after San Carlos Judge Katherine Go ordered two extensions of the proceedings.

“The Court will make a decision in two weeks time,” Jaojoco said.

Former Brgy. Captain Ma. Luisa Dela Cruz, who challenged Jaojoco for the town’s top post filed the petition to recount the election results.

‘Don’t Twist The Facts’

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TOBOSO - “Don’t twist the facts.”

This is the call of the petitioner in the recount in Toboso, Negros Occidental.

Maria Luisa Dela Cruz, former president of the Association of Barangay Captains of the town told Negros Daily Bulletin yesterday that “even if the process will last until next elections, it won’t matter as what is important is that the voice of the people through their votes come out.”

Dela Cruz challenged incumbent Mayor Richard Jaojoco for the town’s mayorship during the 2013 polls.

‘We Won Fair and Aquare’, Toboso Officials Say

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By Bobby Valencia

TOBOSO - “It will never change,” Toboso Vice Mayor Evello Valencia Jr. said confidently in an interview referring to the result of the last 2013 election. In his statement, he said that he is hundred percent confident that the result in the May 2013 elections will not change.

They agreed to have a recount to make the protestant Maria Luisa Dela Cruz to realize that they did nothing wrong during the poll.

Court Orders Manual Recount of Toboso Votes

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The San Carlos City Regional Trial Court (RTC) has ordered a manual recount of the votes garnered by 10 elected officials, including the mayor, in Toboso town, Negros Occidental on Monday next week.

Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Chief Inspector Bartolome Beliran explaining the cause of fire in Riverside, Banago that claimed the lives of 2 children, to Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella.* (CMO-PIO photo)

CALATRAVA CHECK. Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (4th from left) turns over the check worth P500,000 to the barangay officials of Brgy. Buenavista, Municipality of Calatrava led by Brgy. Capt. Ruel Palabrica, at the Capitol, yesterday. The fund will be used in the construction of a potable water system project in the barangay.* (Capitol photo by Richard Malihan)


In a report submitted by Toboso Election Officer Regie Rose Ilustre to COMELEC Provincial Election Supervisor Atty. Jessie Suarez yesterday, the recount was filed by mayoralty candidate Maria Luisa Dela Cruz, who allegedly questioned the win of Mayor Richard Jaojoco.

NOPPO-Assigned Cop Charged for Illegal Discharge

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A drunken policeman assigned at Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) was detained at Toboso PNP and is charged for illegal discharge of his firearm during the town’s annual fiesta last Saturday evening.

Police Officer 1 Eric Mariquit was detained by Police Senior Inspector Roberto Mansueto, Toboso PNP chief for illegal discharge of his .9mm firearm and pistol-whipping of Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) and manhandling of a civilian.