BACOLOD City Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor said on May 16, 2019 that he will ask for a recount of the results of the May 13, 2019 elections in the town.
The Commission on Election proclaimed Malabor’s opponent, Dr. Irene Montilla, as the winner of the mayoralty contest with a lead of 48 votes.
Montilla got 13,892 votes while Malabor garnered 13,844 votes.
Malabor questioned the result.
His running mate, Renato Malabor Jr. and seven out of eight councilors from his party (NUP) won in the election.