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Provincial Elections Supervisor Wil Arceño (7th from left) in a whacky pose during the proclamation of the Love Negros winners Victor Javellana, Rolando Ponsica, Renato Malabor, Johnna Ko, Helen Zafra, Rep. Mercedes Alvarez, vice governor-elect Eugenio Jose Lacson, Pedro Zayco, Renato Gustilo and Patrick Lacson (l-r)*

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Lacson is vice governor
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Former San Carlos City Mayor Eugenio Jose Lacson was proclaimed vice governor of Negros Occidental at the Social Hall of the provincial Capitol in Bacolod City yesterday.

Lacson won with 398,967 votes, or a margin of 28,327, over Board Member Melvin Ibañez, who garnered 370,640.

Also proclaimed winners by the Provincial Board of Canvassers along with Lacson were Rep. Mercedes Alvarez (Neg. Occ., 6th District) and the  board members who ran under the Love Negros ticket of Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr.moremoremore

More raps filed vs. Yap

Three more counts of murder were filed against Mayor Melecio Yap and several others, in connection with the spate of killings in Escalante City, Negros Occidental since 2007, Luke Espiritu, counsel of the victims, yesterday said.

This brought to six the number of murder cases, on top of three frustrated murder charges, filed against Yap since last month, in connection with the deaths of Ferjun Damalerio, Eric Matugas, Jury Alsado Sr., Johnny Urbano, as well as Armando and Joseph Lutrago, Espiritu, said at a press conference in Bacolod City.

Montelibano wins in Silay

Silay City Mayor Jose “Oti” Montelibano won the mayoralty race in Silay City by a margin of 914 votes and was proclaimed winner at 11:45 last night, City Election Officer Jose Meno Ruiz said.

Montelibano won with 29,411 votes against former mayor Carlo Gamban who had 28,497.

This is the third time he has defeated Gamban in the race for the mayorship. In 2010 Montelibano won by only 10 votes over Gamban.moremoremore

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