Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Arroyo proclaimed in Pampanga


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CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga. — President Arroyo was proclaimed congresswoman of the second legislative district of Pampanga Wednesday night.

She will start her term as a lawmaker when she bows out as president on June 30.

Arroyo’s proclamation by Pampanga Provincial Election Supervisor lawyer Temie Lambino was greeted with cheers by more than 600 provincemates at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center here.

A large crowd gathered outside the building where the provincial canvassing of votes was held.

Arroyo got 77 percent or 169,109 of the 219,592 votes cast in the 22 towns and cities in Pampanga.

Her closest rival, Adonis Simpao of the Liberal Party, received only 20,922 votes.

Arroyo was accompanied by her "kumadre" Lilia Pineda, who defeated incumbent Gov. Ed Panlilio.

Pineda received 488,521 votes as against 242,367 votes of Panlilio, the candidate of the Liberal Party.

Arroyo replaced her elder son, Juan Miguel, in the second district. The younger Arroyo is gunning for a seat in the House of Representatives as a nominee of the party-list Ang Galing ng Pinoy.

Arroyo served as senator in the 9th and 10th Congress before she won as vice president in May 1998. She was then the running mate of Lakas-CMD candidate Jose de Venecia.

Aside from Arroyo, the winning congressmen were Carmelo Lazatin (first district); Aurelio Gonzales (third district); and Anna York Bondoc (fourth district).

Vice Gov. Joseller Guiao won his reelection bid.

Despite the administration party’s domination in Pampanga, the LP’s standard bearers took the province.

Sen. Benigno Aquino III got 327,666 votes as against 290,462 votes for Lakas-Kampi presidential bet Gilberto Teodoro Jr.

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