VERY CLOSE ENCOUNTERS in Iloilo and Guimaras: some won or lost “by the skin of their teeth” in the recent elections.
Just 2 votes separated the winner Jun Cordero who scored 6,935 against Wilme Denila who got 6,933 votes for the vice mayorship of San Lorenzo town in Guimaras province.
In Maasin, Iloilo Dok Etik Albacete won as vice mayor with 10,675 votes, while the other contender Sweet Malones-Sanchez had 10,331 or a difference of 344 votes.
A very close fight for mayor of San Dionisio, Iloilo also attended the race between incumbent Jon-jon Bajada and Doc V Villanueva. Bajada won with 10,440 votes against Villanueva’s 10,282 votes, or 158 votes separating the two.
As reported here earlier, only the showdown for Igbaras town mayor were closer where Juvic Escorpion edged out the incumbent Jaime Esmeralda by 117 votes.
In the vote-rich town Oton, Iloilo political newbie Sofronio Fusin Jr. upset the comebacking Vincent Flores for the mayorship. Fusin won by a margin of 457 with 18,430 votes against Flores’ 17,973 votes.