MABALACAT CITY – The premier business district of this newly converted city has a new barangay captain.
Dr. Oscar Aurelio, a former three-term councilor, won over incumbent Barangay Captain Atlas Morales, a son of Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales, in Monday’s barangay elections. Morales, who served for two terms as Dau village chief, was also the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) president who automatically sat as a member of the city council.
He lost in his perceived bailiwick Purok Panday Pira which is located within the vicinity of Our Lady of Victory Parish Church but clearly won in Purok Camalig.
Aurelio, a medical doctor by profession, won by 1,693 votes over Morales and was proclaimed winner by the Comelec also on Monday. In a text message, Aurelio thanked his constituents. “Mahal kong kababayan ng Dau.
Nagpapasalamat po ako ng marami sa tulong at suporta ninyo na ipinakita sa amin. Sa gabay po ng pagdarasal natin sa PANGINOONG DIYOS tayo po ay nahalal ng mamamayan at nanalo bilang Punong Barangay. Sa ating pagkakaisa sisikapin ko po na makapaglingkod ng nararapat na serbisyo sa abot ng aking makakaya. Salamat po. Mula pu kay Dr. Aurelio at kanyang pamilya.”
The following were the winners per barangay: Atlu-bola – Benjie “Bukul” Pangan, Bical- Ramon D. Liwanag, Cacutud- Arnold Reyes, Calumpang – Jaime P. Jimenez, Camachiles – Jessie L. Duran, Madapdap – Javier Taruc, Dau – Dr. Oscar Aurelio, Dolores –Jerry Tanglao, Lakandula – Elmer DC Madlambayan, Mabiga – Manansala, Macapagal – Marcos Caligagan, Mamatitang – Eliser Lacsamana, Mawaque – Jose Noel Dimarucut, Paralayunan – Alex Pineda, Poblacion – Ernesto “Totong” Mendiola, San Francisco – Emmanuel Dingal, San Joaquin – Davidson David, Sapang Balen – Canlas, Sapang Biabas – Rizaldo Garcia, Sta. Ines – Edgar Halili, Sta. Maria – Enrico Espino, Sto. Rosario – Jomer Ong, and Tabun – Jery P. Magsino.