Poll protest vs 2 Negros town mayors junked

first_imgThe three municipalities – Isabela,Moises Padilla, and La Castellana — are all situated in the fifth district ofNegros Occidental. (With a report from PNA/PN) The latest decision was handed down bythe Regional Trial Court (RTC) in La Carlota City, upholding the proclamationof Irene Montilla as elected mayor of Isabela town. BACOLOD City – Two mayors in Negros Occidental who faced election protestsfiled by their opponents, based on the results of the May 13 elections, havegarnered favorable rulings from the courts. In neighboring Moises Padilla, mayorElla Garcia-Yulo earlier also hurdled the election protest filed against her byformer mayor Magdaleno Peña. Peña claimed “manufactured, padded,fraudulent, altered, distorted and illegal vote totals, which were notreflective of the true results of voting and counting in the protestedprecincts.” In the adjacent town of La Castellana,Mayor Rhumyla Mangilimutan said she was awaiting the final decision on theelection protest filed by former vice mayor Felix “Chad” Feria IV. “The proclamation of the protestee(Montilla) as the duly elected winning candidate for mayor in the municipalityof Isabela, Negros Occidental is hereby sustained and affirmed,” Judge MilaYap-Camiso of RTC Branch 74 stated in a ruling dated Oct. 10. This was sought by Feria after therevision of all precincts had been completed, but Guanzon denied his plea forlack of legal basis. Losing by 48 votes, Malabor lodged anelection protest on May 23. He obtained 13,844 votes, compared to Montilla’s13,892. Although following the revision of votes, Montilla’s lead went down to22, according to the court decision. In his Aug. 22 order, RTC Bacolod CityBranch 49 Judge Edgar Tupas stated that the protest was “summarily dismissed,motu proprio, for insufficiency in form and content.” Montilla said on Friday that she hasbeen vindicated because the court has upheld her proclamation.  Garcia-Yulo and Peña, who is her uncle,were running-mates in 2016. In the 2019 mayoral race, the former obtained13,056 votes and was proclaimed early morning a day after the elections. Peñagot 5,493 votes. In her order dated September 6, LaCarlota RTC Branch 63 Judge Frances Guanzon denied Feria’s motion to open theComelec records and pertinent election documents in the May 13 elections. Mangilimutan was proclaimed winner afterobtaining 17,822 votes against Feria’s 13,987 votes. “I’m glad it’s over. (We have) to moveforward. There’s no going back. We have three years to do what we want to do.The time may not be enough, but it’s a chance for us to do something for thetown,” she told reporters in a press briefing at the municipal hall. Consequently, the judge dismissed thepetition filed by former mayor Joselito Malabor against Montilla for lack ofmerit. The result of the revision has beendeemed submitted for resolution, the order stated. On the same day, Sheriff IV MichaelBetila returned the ballot boxes and all election paraphernalia in the court’scustody to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) officer and municipaltreasurer of Isabela, as directed by the judge. The order added that Peña’s petition tohold in abeyance the transfer of ballot boxes was “noted without action forbeing moot and academic.”last_img read more

4 Syracuse players listed as out against Louisville

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 5, 2015 at 7:33 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Linebacker Parris Bennett (upper body), defensive end Luke Arciniega (upper body), cornerback Corey Winfield (lower body) and wide receiver Sean Avant (lower body) are all out with injuries for Syracuse’s (3-5, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) matchup at Louisville (4-4, 3-2) on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.No other players are listed on the injury report, which means junior hybrid Ben Lewis is expected to return after missing the last two games with an upper-body injury.Bennett is second on Syracuse in total tackles with 44 while Winfield leads the Orange with two interceptions and three pass breakups. Arciniega has the second most sacks on SU with four as well as 5.5 tackles for loss. Avant has four receptions for 37 yards this year.Linebacker Ted Taylor is behind Bennett on the two-deep depth chart at strong-side linebacker while cornerbacks Wayne Morgan and Julian Whigham are listed behind Winfield. Arciniega and Avant are listed as backups.For continued Syracuse-Louisville coverage, click here. For coverage via Twitter, follow @DOSports.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Wrestlers thriving in High Desert

first_imgThe Mojave River League has been strong in recent years, arguably the toughest league in the county. But on Saturday at Carter the MRL really hit the jackpot. Sultana put five wrestlers into the CIF-State championships on Friday and Saturday in Bakersfield. Hesperia advanced four. Going from Sultana are Erik Baker (135), Cody Bollinger (140), Jarrod Brooksher (145), Eli McWatters (160) and Zac Sweeney (215). Wrestling has been strong in the High Desert for a long time, dating back at least to 1987 when Dan Henderson led the Jackrabbits to the CIF-State title. Henderson further made a name for himself as a two-time U.S. Olympic Greco-Roman wrestler and as an Ultimate Fighter. Advancing from Hesperia are Daniel Gudino (130), Dominick Reyes (171), Justin Correa (189) and Ryan Hoover (275). Obviously, the talent is concentrated in the city of Hesperia, where excellent youth programs exist. “The kids work hard and we have good coaches,” Sultana athletic director Pete Delagardelle said. “They spend a lot of time and there are good age-group programs that the kids participate in. It gives them a good base.” All five Sultans going to state wrestled for No Limit Wrestling. The program was previously called the Outlaw Wrestling Club, but was changed at the request of the Sultana administration. Before that it was the Jet Wrestling Club, a group many of the Sultans belonged to as kids. Baker said at the CIF-Southern Section Eastern Division meet that McWatters, as a kid, talked him into wrestling for the Jets. center_img The dominance of the Sultans and Scorpions has Hesperians enthused. “We’re excited,” Sultana coach Rockey Humphrey said of getting five wrestlers to state. “The High Desert had kind of fallen off the face of the Earth since 1987 when Victor Valley won the state title. But this shows that wrestling is big in the High Desert again.” Humphrey may be overstating things when he says “fallen off the face of the Earth.” The Hesperia teams have always been formidable and Apple Valley was outstanding under coach Frank Pulice, who resigned from his wrestling post several years ago to concentrate on football. In recent memory, the area has not produced such a bonanza of quality wrestlers. Could that mean that either team has a chance to bring home a state title, a la Victor Valley in ’87? “We’d have to be almost flawless,” said Humphrey, a 1992 Hesperia graduate. “Poway has qualified its entire team, all 14 of its wrestlers. Buchanan, from the Central Section, has qualfied 11. Vacaville has qualified 12. We’d have to be pretty outstanding.” COWBOY UP Two Cajon wrestlers, Jesse Moreno (135 pounds) and Alfonso “Chops” Hernandez (130) are also headed for the CIF-State wrestling championships after their fine showing at CIF-Masters last week. Moreno and Hernandez have been working out every day at Cajon, wrestling with assistant coach Joe Castro and former Cowboy wrestler Sean Pease, said Al Castro, a Cowboy assistant and father of Joe. The Cajon contingent plans to leave for Bakersfield on Thursday. SORENSEN DELIBERATING Colton defensive back/wideout Daniel Sorensen is thinking over a football scholarship offer from Brigham Young University. Sorensen last Tuesday told TotalBlueSports.net that he was going to orally commit to BYU on Wednesday. But after talking over the situation with Colton coach Harold Strauss, Sorensen decided to wait to meet the BYU coaches in person, said Roxann Sorensen, mother of the player, to The Sun. Roxann also indicated there is a good chance Sorensen will eventually commit to BYU. Strauss said last week that Sorensen will probably visit BYU at spring break or for BYU Junior Day in June. Both Sorensen and defensive end/tight end Damien Holmes also received scholarship offers from Duke University last week. They had previously received offers from the University of Mississippi. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more