Mixed fortunes for husband, wife

Davao City - Incumbent Davao del Sur governor Douglas "Dodo" Cagas lost his bid for the mayoralty seat in Digos city against his opponent Joseph Peñas, the incumbent mayor in the recently concluded midterm elections. Governor Cagas' wife, incumbent board member Mercedes "Didi" Cagas, won the seat for the 2nd congressional district against Arsenio Latasa.

The Board of Canvassers proclaimed Peñas the winner, along with his running mate, incumbent vice mayor Reynaldo Hermosisima.

The provincial Board of Canvassers (BOC) in Davao del Sur, headed by lawyer Gay Asuncion-Enumerables proclaimed Cagas on Thursday afternoon.

As of press time, the BOC in Davao del Sur has yet to proclaim the winner for gubernatorial race being contested by Claude Bautista and incumbent 2nd district representative Marc Douglas Cagas.

Meanwhile, local BOC in Davao del Sur also proclaimed the winning local executives and councilors in different towns.

The local BOCs proclaimed Roel Paras (mayor) and Anselmo Mejias Sr. (vice mayor) of Malalag town; Franco Calida (mayor) and Myrna Raut (vice mayor) of Hogonoy town; Edwin Reyes (mayor) and Arnel Gallardo (vice mayor) of Bansalan town; Virginia Cawa (mayor) and Jerry Cawa (vice mayor) of Sarangani Island town; Benjamin Bautista Jr. (mayor) and Bradly Bautista (vice mayor) of Malita town; Joel Ray Lopez (mayor) and Alexis Almendras (vice mayor) of Sta. Cruz town; and Jim Caminero (mayor) and Edgar Gan (vice mayor). (Alexander Lopez)