Disqualification Charges vs. 1st District Candidates Filed

Mayoralty candidates in two of the three towns in the first district of Negros Occidental filed disqualification charges against each other recently before the Commission on Election (Comelec).

The source at Comelec Manila bared to the Negros Daily Bulletin (NDB) that the two of the four mayoralty candidates facing DQ cases are reelectionist.

Dela Cruz Appeals RTC Ruling on Toboso Poll Revision

Former Toboso Barangay Captain Ma. Luisa dela Cruz filed Monday a notice of appeal before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in San Carlos City Branch 59 after it dismissed the election protest she filed against Mayor Richard Jaojoco, Vice Mayor Evello Valencia Jr. and eight councilors of Toboso, Negros Occidental.

“I am not aspiring anymore to sit as Mayor, as we all know the next elections is already near. What I am after is for the truth to come out based on the evidence we presented during the revision process, “ Dela Cruz said.

San Carlos RTC Junks Toboso Poll Protest

The San Carlos Regional Trial Court dismissed the election protests filed against Mayor Richard Jaojoco, Vice Mayor Evello Valencia Jr. and eight councilors of Toboso, Negros Occidental, for lack of merit.

San Carlos RTC Branch 59 Judge Kathrine Go in her decision said that based on the revision of votes, it showed the mayor won in the 2013 polls.

Go said the results of the vote recount conducted by the court did not affect the results of the 2013 polls in Toboso.

‘Widespread Fraud in Toboso Polls’

The 2013 elections in Toboso town was full of fraud and cheating, a source claimed.

The source, a political operator in Toboso, bared to the Negros Daily Bulletin (NDB) alleged instances of widespread election cheating in the town.

ROADS IN SOUTHERN NEGROS. Concreting of road networks and highways from Sipalay City to Hinoba-an town are on in most parts but in some areas the portions being prepared for improvement are made worse by occasional heavy rains. There are also bridges being upgraded but works are slow that government officials are urging contractors to adhere to their contracted completion dates.* (Arman Toga photos)


Happy Birthday Bagguer Villaluz !

August 25 Birthday Celebrator Bagguer with (his later) wife Cosette during their Legaspi City, Albay trip, when he was sponsored by a retired judge of Naga City, Judge Jose Dy.

The Mayon Volcano is on their background.*

“The results from the 31 clustered precincts did not do much with the results; Ballots (were) marked in favor of a mayoralty candidate so that the precinct-count optical scanners (PCOS) can’t read it, they also shaded the name of the other candidate resulting in a stray ballot or vote; There were many marked ballots; In a clustered precinct it was the members of the Board of Election Inspectors who allegedly voted in 45 ballots even if the voter is not classified as an illiterate as evidenced by the signature of the chairman in all the 45 ballots. In other precincts it happened 101 times,” the source, who requested anonymity for his personal safety, said.

He said that when you look at the books of voters,” it will not match with the number of ballots in the ballot box. The number of ballots is more than the number of voters registered in the precinct, which is considered as padding. In the case of Brgy. Poblacion, the ballots did not get through the PCOS machines, but directly put in the ballot box which glaringly violated the proper procedure.”

San Carlos Regional Trial Court Judge Katherine Go of Branch 59 has given the chairperson of the Revision Committee until August 10 to file with the court her Over-all Revision Report on the recount of the 2013 Toboso votes.

A “gag order” on the parties involved in the recount of the 2013 election in Toboso, was issued.

Man With‘Superpower’ Killed by Own Gun; 1 Wounded

A man who believes he has a “super power” and cannot be hit with live ammunition, was killed after he shot himself in Sitio Binagutacan, Barangay San Isidro, Toboso, Negros Occidental, Sunday.

Police Senior Inspector Robert Mansueto, Toboso PNP chief identified the victim as July Agilon, of legal age and resident of the place.

Agilon boasted about his ability which was proven true in his first and second attempts but on the third, Agilon was hit in the head by his .45 firearm and died on the spot.