Bets beat election spendings deadline

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental (PNA) - Candidates for various elective positions in both provincial and local levels in Negros Oriental were able to submit their election expenditures before the deadline set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), that is, 5 p.m June 13, 2013 or the day after the end of the midterm election period.

Comelec Resolution No. 616 promulgated last January 2013 directs all candidates to file their contributions, expenditures and other campaign spending by June 13, 2013.

Candidates for the positions of governor, vice governor and members of the Provincial Board filed their expenditures at the provincial Comelec office while those for mayor, vice mayor and councilors submitted theirs at the city or municipal election office where they ran in the May 13 polls.

Topping the list at the provincial level was incumbent Rep. Jocelyn Limkaichong of the 1st district with a total spending of P2,289,679.12, records at the Comelec showed.

Next in line was former Finance Sec. Margarito Gary Teves with P1,991.013.28.

Incumbent Governor Roel Degamo, who defeated Teves and Limkaichong in the gubernatorial race, came in third with an expenditure of P1.700 million.

Vice Governor-elect Dr. Mark Macias' campaign spending and contributions was pegged at P100,211.60 while his defeated rival, former Negros Oriental State University president Dr. Henry Sojor's election expenditures totaled P360,000.

Congressional candidates who filed their campaign expenditures included re-elected Rep. George Arnaiz of the 2nd district (P751,100.00), his defeated rival and incumbent Bais City Mayor Karen Villanueva (P391,154.60); defeated congressional candidate for the 1st district, Jerome Paras (P225,000.00); and re-elected Rep. Pryde Henry Teves of the 3rd district (P391,923.80).

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