- Created on Thursday, 30 May 2013 10:00
- Written by ELY P. DEJARESCO--The Negros Chronicle
First, he was already there. He was the incumbent. He claimed he was the poorest among the three candidates, but he had government resources at his legitimate command.
His family name became part of household chores. In short, he was recalled by the people everyday, as in daily. So his name stuck until election day and it worked.
- Created on Monday, 27 May 2013 16:24
- Written by Alex Rey V. Pal--Dumaguete Metropost
After a two-year on-the-job training, performing a job that he did not aspire for in 2010, Gov. Roel Degamo obtained an overwhelming mandate from Oriental Negrenses in last Monday’s election.
Garnering 212,252 votes, Degamo beat closest rival Josy Sy-Limkaichong (LP) by 50,891 votes and Gary Teves (NPC) by 63,648 votes.
- Created on Monday, 27 May 2013 16:15
- Written by Dumaguete Metropost Editorial
Except for the unsavory radio commentaries we had to endure for the last several months, Negros Oriental just saw one spectacular election. We were practically looking at a fight between David and two Goliaths.
Amid all the rumors that some political parties were spending millions for the voters, the weakest candidate in terms of resources and machinery, Gov. Roel Degamo, staged a poll upset by beating the well-oiled campaigns of former Finance Sec. Gary Teves and Congresswoman Josy Sy-Limkaichong.
- Created on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 12:41
- Written by Jennifer C. Tilos--PIA
Governor Roel Degamo obtained a fresh mandate from Negros Oriental residents after he was proclaimed on May 17 by the provincial board of canvassers as the winner in the heated gubernatorial race.
Degamo of PDP-Laban won overwhelmingly with 212,252 votes defeating his two known political and economic giant- rivals in Negros Oriental -- 1st district Congresswoman Josy Limkaichong of the Liberal Party who only got 161, 361 while former Finance secretary Margarito Teves of UNA only garnered 148,604 votes.
- Created on Monday, 20 May 2013 10:15
- Written by JUDY F. PARTLOW--VDS
The Provincial Board of Canvassers proclaimed Roel Degamo of PDP-Laban and Edward Mark Macias of Liberal Party, as winning governor and vice governor of Negros Oriental, respectively, at 4 p.m. yesterday, after four days of canvassing with snags that slowed down the post-elections process.