Mayor Ernesto Evangelista is assured of reelection in the May 9 polls due to his strong political will, vision and leadership, his greatest legacy that marked the successful implementation of his administration’s various programs, projects, and services.
Tatay Erning, for transforming Santo Tomas into one of the most peaceful and progressive municipalities in Davao del Norte, is expected, with his victory in the coming election, to break the so-called ‘one-term only jinx’ that hounded with defeat all previous town mayors who sought reelection.
Evangelista’s ride to an easy win is beefed up by strong constituents’ support and the inspiration and support of President Rodrigo Duterte and daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
Read: PRESIDENT DUTERTE THANKS REELECTIONIST SANTO TOMAS MAYOR ERNESTO EVANGELISTA FOR SUPPORTING HIS ADMINISTRATION
Prior to the filing of Certificate of Candidacy for the May election, Mayor Sara advised that her regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) should not field a candidate against Mayor Evangelista (Reporma).
The advise apparently is rooted on Mayor Sara’s long-time friendship with Santo Tomas municipal administrator Atty. Elisa Evangelista-Lapina, daughter of Mayor Evangelista.
Before taking the Santo Tomas administrator’s post, Elisa worked with Mayor Sara’s legal office at the Davao City Hall.
She was also appointed as Action Officer of PEACE 911, an anti-insurgency project of Mayor Sara that freed Davao City’s mountain district of Paquibato from the long years of control and influence by the New People’s Army (NPA).
Mayor Sara’s order was dismissed by Rep. Alan Dujali. the HNP lead man in the 2nd District, who fielded a candidate against Mayor Evangelista .
The Evangelista reelection bid however is unruffled by the weak challenge of the neophyte riival fielded by Dujali despite Mayor Sara’s advise.
‘𝗜 𝗮𝗺 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝗱 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗿’
President Rodrigo Duterte wished that Santo Tomas Mayor Ernesto “Tatay Erning” Evangelista would be successful in his future endeavour as he thanked Evangelista’s support to his administration.
Mayor Evangelista is assured of reelection in the coming May 9 election due to the successful implementation of his administration’s various programs, projects, and services in the municipality of Santo Tomas, Davao del Norte .
“To Mayor Ernesto Evangelista of Santo Tomas, Davao del Norte, thank you very much for the support you have given to me and my administration. I am confident that you’d find success in your future endeavors. Good luck and daghang salamat!,” Duterte said in a recorded video message.
Duterte is a key political ally of Evangelista.
Evangelista implemented major political reforms in the Santo Tomas LGU and the municipality in general where programs on anti-illegal drugs, anti-corruption, anti-insurgency, and anti-criminality are intensified —the major pillars of the Duterte administration.
Mayor, Evangelista’s strong political will is his greatest legacy that has led to the successful implementation of his administration’s various programs, projects, and services in the municipality.
By Rigor Zabala
The more than 100,000 Members-Consumers-Owners (MCOs) of Northern Davao Electric Cooperative (Nordeco) are coming out in full force to deliver in the May 9 election, a resounding “No!” to the reelection bids of Davao del Norte First District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez and Governor Edwin Jubahib.
The revenge ‘Nordeco Vote’ is electrified by efforts of Alvarez and Jubahib to cancel the franchise of Nordeco and turn over operation of the 60-year old cooperative to Davao Light and Power Company of power giant Aboitiz Group.
Nordeco and the MCOs vehemently opposed the take-over with a position paper signed by the MCOs against the power grab.
Former House Speaker Alvarez of the opposition party Reporma authored the House bill that would give Davao Light , which already has a franchise covering Davao del Norte’s Second District, the right to operate in the province’s First District. Jubahib was behind a signature campaign calling to disenfranchise Nordeco.
The Nordeco Vote would come as a fatal blow to the reelection bids of Alvarez and Jubahib who are facing opposition from candidates of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) of vice presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
The reelection of Alvarez, former ally turned foe of President Rodrigo Duterte, is facing an uphill battle against Tristan Aala (HNP); first termer Jubahib is gunning for reelection contested by veteran politician Board member Roy Catalan.
𝗘𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮 𝘀𝘂𝗲𝘀 ‘𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝗮𝗻’ 𝗠𝗮𝗴𝘄𝗮𝘄𝗮 𝗦𝗞 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗗𝗮𝗿𝘆𝗹𝗹 𝗢𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗼 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴
SANTO TOMAS, Davao del Norte (April 26, 2022)—Santo Tomas Mayor Ernesto Evangelista has filed electioneering charges against beleagured Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman Daryl Omallao of Magwawa for engaging in partisan political activities—an electoral offense he committed in his performance as a Sangguniang Kabataan official.
The verified complaint was received by the office of Atty.… See more
SANTO TOMAS MAYOR EVANGELISTA ORDERS SANGGUNIANG BAYAN TO PROBE ANOMALIES
Sangguniang Bayan Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Protection chaired by Julie H. Mantequilla, vice-chaired by Eduardo L. Llorente, with Ricky C. Inodio-an, Lychyl A. Castrodes, and Cromwell S. Cocamas as members told to conduct a legislative inquiry and to look into possible violations of law or charges of wrongdoing against government officials or even private persons, with a view to determining liability or accountability with the case at bar.
TATEMENT OF THE SANTO TOMAS LGU OVER AN ISSUE RAISED BY A QUARRY CONCESSIONAIRE LINKED TO CONGRESSMAN ALAN DUJALI
A video circulating on social media has caught the attention of the Municipal Government of Santo Tomas where the name of Santo Tomas Mayor Ernesto Evangelista was dragged in what appeared to be an issue about quarry operation in Barangay New Visayas that was linked to Davao del Norte 2nd District Congressman Alan Dujali. READ MORE
Inspection Report on illegal quarry operations
Inspection Report on the quarry area of Mr. Josue Agayan Jr. located in Barangay New Visayas, Santo Tomas, Davao del Norte as inspected by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office dated December 17, 2021 where it found out that a gravel operator is operating “illegally” beyond the approved sketch map and such operation in the said area does not have a permit from Mines and Geo-sciences Bureau XI and PENRO Davao del Norte.
The quarry site is under Mr. Josue Agayan Jr.’s name, a quarry permittee, based on the records available from the Santo Tomas LGU.
However, it was learned that documents relative to the sand and gravel operations in Barangay New Visayas were processed by a certain Dennis Agayan, a staff of Davao del Norte 2nd District Congressman Alan Dujali.
Santo Tomas Mayor Ernesto Evangelista has earlier asked the Sangguniang Bayan of Santo Tomas to conduct a legislative inquiry to shed light on the issue and to ferret out the truth.READ MORE
Heavy rains caused by a localized thunderstorm flooded several barangays on Sunday, April 17. READ MORE