The candidate who lost by 10 votes against San Enrique Mayor Jilson Tubillara in the May 9 polls has filed an election protest and sought a recount before the Bago City Regional Trial Court.
The protest was filed by Napoleon Delfinando (NPC) who garnered 8,172 votes, while Tubillara had 8,182 votes.
Selected ballot boxes have been transferred to the Bago City RTC for the recount.
Tubillara said he received a copy of the election protest last week.
It is the right of Delfinado to seek a recount but he is confident the recount will not change the outcome of the polls, Tubillara said.
The vote counting machines have a 99 percent accuracy rate, he said.
“I have been proclaimed, I know I won the election,” Tubillara said.*