Unofficial tally shows mixed results on Rota


Independent candidate Donald Manglona is looking to pull an upset for the lone House seat in the southern island of Rota.


Unofficial tally show that Manglona has 404 votes against Republican incumbent Rep. Glenn Maratita’s 352. Thomas Atalig is third with 90.


Rota Mayor Efraim Atalig, in the five-way race, looks headed to keep his post despite corruption charges.


Preliminary count shows GOP’s Atalig having 347 votes against the 262 of closest challenger, independent Julie Manglona’s 262.


Sen. Steve Mesngon, who ran as an independent in the mayoral race, is third with 182 while Crispin Ayuyu had 62 and Richard Taisacan had 19.


Sen. Teresita Santos, running for re-election as an independent, leads the two slots for the senatorial race with an unofficial count of 338 followed by Lt. Gov. Victor Hocog’s 324.


Felix Santos, who is the second GOP bet, is at third with 309 while Albert Taitano has 238. Joel Charfauros and Jovita Taimanao round up the senatorial candidates with 220 and 161 each.


Jon Perez | Reporter
Jon Perez began his writing career as a sports reporter in the Philippines where he has covered local and international events. He became a news writer when he joined media network ABS-CBN. He joined the weekly DAWN, University of the East’s student newspaper, while in college.

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