Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Advertisement

Santiago mayor-elect an engineer

By Brenda Jocson Gaudia | Jun. 03, 2013 at 12:01am
SANTIAGO CITY—A civil engineer won the mayoral race here, besting three opponents.

Joseph Salvador Tan, 55, of the Liberal Party, had 24,750 votes, dominating 34 of 37 barangays to defeat Dr. Maximin  Navarro, of UNA and the youngest son of last-term Mayor Amelita Navarro, along with Vice Mayor Alvin Abaya of NPC and former mayor Jose Miranda Sr.

A Mapua Institute of Technology graduate, he headed Borstan Development Corp. and served  as president of Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers.

Tan said his term will be devoted to making Santiago the center of business and agriculture in Cagayan Valley anchored on an anti-poverty campaign, building houses and schools, creating jobs and livelihood opportunities, health and sanitation in the city.

Runningmate lawyer Marcelino Cabucana also won together with  Arlene Jane Alvarez Reyes as first councilor, re-electionist lawyer Nicky Bautista, lawyer Brenda Ragsac-Luna of NPC and lawyer Eduardo Dirige of UNA.

The first-time councilors are Vincent Aggabao, nephew of re-electionist Isabela fourth district Rep. Giorgidi Aggabao, Hexilon Alvarez, son of former Senator Heherson Alvarez, and Woolmart owner Wolfrando Lugod.
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by MST.ph. Comments are views by manilastandardtoday.com readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of manilastandardtoday.com. While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with MST.ph editorial standards, MST.ph may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section
comments powered by Disqus