Still incomplete

- 31 barangays yet to submit winners’ list

The full list of election results are expected to be completed in three days, according to the district offices of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the city.

After Monday’s elections, results from 31 barangays in the city, mostly those in far-flung areas, have yet to be submitted to the Comelec as of press time on Tuesday.

As of 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, data from the three Comelec district offices bared that there are still 10 barangays in the First District, 12 barangays in the Second District, and nine barangays in the Third District that have yet to submit the election results.

Most of the barangays in the First District are in Talomo District, while those in the Second District are in Paquibato District and in the Third District are in Marilog District.

The city has 182 barangays — 54 in the First District, 46 in the Second District and 82 in the Third District.

The Comelec offices in the First District (composing of Poblacion District and Talomo District) and Second District (composing the district of Agdao, Buhangin, Bunawan and Paquibato) have yet to release an official partial list of winners.

Only the Third District office of the Comelec has released two official results – Toril Proper and Mintal.

For Toril Proper, the Barangay Board of Canvassers bared that Lilibeth Al-ag won as the barangay chair. Gina Ching, Sherly Dante, Dante Lantayona, Hermio Obeso, Olivita Alvaro, Leonard Te and Edgar Al-ag were declared as her kagawads.

In Barangay Mintal, Rey Amador Bargamento, a radio personality popularly known as George Booke, was declared as the winning barangay captain. Eduardo Santander, Arman Rios, Ronald Allan Martinez, Zenaida Baluran, Rizalino Sobrepeña, Fe Theresa De Guzman and Anabel Bauzon were declared as his kagawads.

The synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections pushed through on Monday. The last barangay polls were conducted in 2013 while the last elections for Sangguniang Kabataan were in 2010.

In statement released by the City Information Office, Mayor Sara Duterte said the Comelec should push for modernization and reforms as issues continued to hound amid the conduct of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

Among those issues, she said, include “vote buying, flying voters, harassments, and other fraudulent schemes meant to subvert the will of the people. These were made possible by the antiquated system that we use in the registration of voters and in casting our votes.”

“The Comelec should push for modernization and reforms to address these issues. I hope to see the day when we cast our votes using the fingerprint voting system. Let us take advantage of technology and how it can help us reflect the true choices of the electorate,” Duterte said.

The mayor also lauded the efforts made by the Comelec, Department of Education, Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines who served to made the conduct of polls a success.

In the city, there were 6,483 established precincts and 2,733 clustered precincts, which were situated in 182 barangays, according to the data released by the Philippine Information Agency XI.

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