Kalinga Election Results

Note: We will continue to update the results as soon as we get new data. In the meantime, you might want to share your thoughts on the lighter side of Cordillera politics.

UPDATE 4: Floydelia Diasen was officially proclaimed as the Governor-elect of Kalinga after she received 52,897 votes against Lawrence Wacnang’s 18,721 votes. Although the votes from Tinglayan have yet to be added to the provincial total, the COMELEC decided to proclaim Diasen because the remaining uncanvassed votes would not affect the results. The congressional race remains a toss-up between Manuel Agyao and James Bejarin and the Tinglayan votes will decide who between the two of them will be Kalinga’s next Congressman. Source: Inquirer. For municipal level results, visit Kalinga Tambayan.

UPDATE 3: Now that the election canvassing is almost over, we’d like to thank you for visiting this blog. We hope you continue to visit us in the future. In the meantime, you might want to join us in our playful attempt to put words in the mouths of our politicians here. In case you are interested in more election-related news from the Cordilleras, we have some links for you here. Lastly, you might want to read our post in honor of our kailiyans who died working for a peaceful election here.

UPDATE 2: Seems like Floydelia Diasen is going to be the next Governor of Kalinga. The difference in her vote total with Congressman Lawrence Wacnang’s is just so big (around 23,000) and it would be statistically impossible for Wacnang to overtake his challenger. Meanwhile the votes from Lubuagan, the only town not yet included in the provincial total, will determine who between James Bejarin and Manuel Agyao is going to represent Kalinga in the House of Representatives. Nats Dalanao has the details here.

UPDATE 1: Floydelia Diasen is leading in the gubernatorial race but it’s still too early to call. It’s a close fight in the congressional race with no one clearly ahead of the pack. Kalinga Tambayan has the details in both gubernatorial and congressional races [partial and unofficial] as well as the results in the capital town of Tabuk [also partial and unofficial].

Meanwhile, The Voice of Kalinga shares his/her thoughts on the elections here and here.

FIRST POST: The best place to look for the election results in Kalinga will be at Kalinga Tambayan. Nats has a running partial unofficial tally which I’m sure he will be updating regularly until the vote count ends. We will eventually place the results here once the canvass is completed. In the meantime, click at the links below for news before the elections and for the list of provincial-level candidates in Kalinga.

RELATED POSTS: Cordi Poll Update: 01 May 07; Cordi List of Candidates; Your Congressmen: Who’s the Richest of Them All; Are Politicians Too Powerful For Your Own Good?; Updates on the Diasen Case (Update 1 and Update 2); Black Saturday in Kalinga.

7 thoughts on “Kalinga Election Results”

  1. one thing unexpected is the result of the election in Tanudan Municipality Province of Kalinga, No re-electionist won the election..i don’t know if it means something..but the previous 9 year mayor makes his return to mayor’s office..

  2. i think wacnang should accept his defeat as soon as possible to preserve his integrity…the more the canvassers are counting votes the more the gap is growing faster…

  3. Hi Nats,
    Talaga ha. That’s really surprising. Nauma siguro tattao kadagiti incumbents. Mukhang mahirap na ngang makahabol si Wacnang considering the vote difference and the remaining uncounted votes. Thanks.

  4. It was fun reading comments/views on this site which i discovered just recently. You are an inspiring tribe, and may our Kalinga tribe increase, regardless of our diverse ethnic origins.

    Let’s give Dr. Floydelia Diasen a chance to lead as Governor of Kalinga. She is a true blue e-kalinga, her mother being a pure blooded original. The “sympathy votes” as we call it that installed her to governoship is her chance to do public service to the whole Kalinga province. She is already honed for this kind of leadership. Being a nurse, an educator, a mayor’s wife for 9 years and vice-governor’s wife for 3 years, she did a lot of public service to the Kalingas, doing medical/dental/health/family planning outreaches to far-flung barrios and barangays. I’ve been with her in several of these endeavors, so I really know her personally. She is a quick thinker, has very good judgment and an excellent decision -maker. As a politician’s wife, she has stood alongside the late ViCe-Gov.Rommel Diasen influencing him for good and guiding him in his leadership. As a teacher, she has trained/influenced a lot of college students to achieve their dreams. As a mother, she has extended her motherly love by adopting 2 more kids inspite of her own 6 kids. She finished her doctorate on Public Admin, and she came from a family of people involved in public service for 2 generations.

    As the saying goes, “Leaders are NOT born, they are MADE”. Dr. Floy Diasen was already “made” for this kind of leadership. She has the proper hands-on training, she will just expand it on a provincial-scale basis. Plus factor to her leadership is the fact that is a God-fearing christian. With the help of God and we, vigilant kalingas, let’s give Dr. Floy Diasen our encouragement, that she can make a difference in Kalinga.

    “KALINGA Agri-ing ka”, was her campaign challenge. “LINAC ken TAL-NA” is her Vision for Kalinga….where kalinga will be a CARING COMMUNITY of diverse cultural origins working together in unity to achieve PEACE and ORDER, PROGRESS and PROSPERITY, with the help of God Almighty.

  5. It’s not only da sympathy votes that catapulted her to the governorship and I’d like to think that “most people” in her province just got tired of da same “crap” over and over. Kalinga and Abra voters bravely made these changes in their political facade, da rests of the provinces should follow suit.
    While I’m not from Kalinga, my hope for Gov-Elect Diasen is not to follow in the footsteps of Cory Aquino’s rhetorics, i.e. if there’s a catastrophe, her first comment would be “let’s pray na lang”. If she sorround herself with good decent people and listen to the cries of the ekalingas, she would leave a legacy worth remembering. Goodhealth to all….

  6. “Sana Stop buying of votes in Kalinga para iwas corruption kc iyong iba na tumatakbo for their own interest lang walang progress in Kalinga…hindi pa rin nakikilala ang lugar natin…stil one of the poorest in Phils…

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