Pangasinan’s vice gov finally proclaimed

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Calimlim was proclaimed before 12 noon today as the reelected vice governor of Pangasinan by the Provincial Board of Canvassers.

Calimlim won his third and final term office at the expense of his lone opponent Calasiao town mayor Mark Roy Macanlalay, winning by just 5,808 votes.

Calimlim ran with Board Member Amado Espino III, son and namesake of Gov. Amado Espino, who was proclaimed Wednesday as the newly-elected governor of Pangasinan.

Both Espino and Calimlim ran under the party Aksyon Demokratiko. Macanlalay ran with defeated gobernatorial candidate Mark Cojuangco under the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC).

The proclamation of Calimlim came after the last and final certificate of canvass from San Fabian was transmitted to the Provincial Board of Canvassers where the incumbent vice governor also won against his opponent.

San Fabian has more than 46,000 voters, that was why it meant a lot for the two vice gubernatorial candidates.

Also proclaimed today are the winning candidates for board member in the fourth district of Pangasinan, Dr. Jeremy Agerico Rosario and reelectionist Liberato Villegas. PNA/