PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan, Philippines — The province of Palawan is more likely to stay intact as partial unofficial depend of the votes solid on the plebiscite on Saturday confirmed that majority of the residents gave a convincing no to the legislation searching for to separate the province into three.
The no vote dominated the plebiscite end result, with 122,922 voting towards the break up and 84,402, voting sure for the division, based mostly on partial unofficial depend of the Parish Pastoral Council for Accountable Voting in all 23 cities of the province.
The provincial board of canvassers (PBOC) convened at 2 p.m. on Sunday however adjourned lower than an hour later after certifying election returns in solely two cities, Narra and Brooke’s Level. The PBOC is ready to reconvene on Monday for the ultimate and official depend.
Narra residents solid 11,816 votes towards ratifying Republic Act No. 11259, the legislation dividing the province into Palawan Del Norte, Palawan Del Sur, and Palawan Oriental, whereas 6,454 have been in favor. The margin was slim in Brooke’s Level, with 12,042 voting no and 11,816 voting sure.
Cynthia Sumagaysay-del Rosario, lead campaigner for the One Palawan Motion, stated they have been ecstatic by the end result as a result of they needed to struggle the “Goliaths” in native politics who supported the break up.
On Sunday morning, Brooke’s Level Mayor Jean Feliciano, one of many campaigners for the sure vote, conceded defeat, acknowledging they misplaced by about 200 votes.
Brooke’s Level was one of many cities that the sure marketing campaign was anticipated to win because it had been designated to be the capital of Palawan Del Sur and the primary development space for the deliberate new provinces, contemplating its hyperlink to the potential markets of the BIMP-EAGA (Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines East Asia Development Space) international locations.
Provincial board member Ryan Maminta, one other prosplit advocate, additionally conceded loss, saying he “accepts, respects, and honors the choice of the bulk.”
The Fee on Elections has earlier declared the electoral train a hit, particularly with its adherence to well being protocols associated to the coronavirus illness. INQ
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