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Capiz women candidates win top elective posts

ROXAS CITY, Capiz (PIA) -- A number of women candidates in Capiz  won in the various top elective positions in the May 9 national and local polls.

Based on the Commission on Elections data, the newly elected representative for the province’s 2nd Congressional District is Jane Castro from Dumalag town.

She is the wife of incumbent second district representative and governor–elect Fredenil Castro. She also has served as the 2nd district's representative from 2010 to 2013.

PANITAN town newly proclaimed elected officials led by mayor Katherine D. Belo (3rd from left) with the members of the Municipal Board of Election Canvassers.

Three women mayor-elect that include Luzviminda Labao of Mambusao, Maria Concepcion Castro of Dumalag and reelected Katherine D. Belo of Panitan have also successfully hurdled the mayoral race in their respective localities.

Roxas City vice mayor-elect Teresa Almalbis and Panay town re-elected vice mayor Arminda Bermejo also added up to women political winners aside from Sangguniang Panlalawigan newly elected members Blesilda Almalbis, Thea Faith Reyes, Trina Marie Ignacio and Neriza Joy San Felix.

 A number of women were also elected as municipal councilors provincewide. (JBG/AAL/PIA Capiz)

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