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Contreras tops Capiz gov choice survey

Monday, 11 August 2014 00:00

By Ralph John Mijares & Edalyn Acta


ROXAS CITY—A recent survey of the Global Zenith Research and Consulting, Inc. reported that Capiz Vice-Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras is preferred by more than half of the respondents.

Earlier Contreras had signified his intent to run for governor.

In the survey that asked respondents their choice for Capiz governor, Contreras ranked first, garnering 53.95%, followed by his father, Esteban Contreras with 14.63%.


Businessman Joel Longares ranked third with 10.97%; followed by 1st District Rep. Antonio del Rosario, 8.81%; Roxas City Mayor Angel Alan Celino, 5.32%; and Pilar Mayor Gideon Patricio, 2.49%.

Some 3.82% of respondents did not choose any of the political personalities who are either linked as potential gubernatorial candidates or have expressed interest in running.

Conducted from July 19 to 20 this year, the survey had a total of 1,203 respondents in the two congressional districts of Capiz.

The same survey also asked the respondents on the political personalities they are aware of; those they are satisfied with; and those whom they trust.

Contreras said that the survey result could be a basis for his possible bid for governor.

“Lain gid nga mabatyagan mo nga gusto ka sang tawo (It’s really something when you get to know that you are preferred by your constituents),” Contreras said.

“Indi ko man pagidutdut akon kaugalingon kun nabatyagan ko nga indi ako gusto sang tawo (I would not insist if the people don’t find me worthy),” he added.

In said survey, the older Contreras beat his son in four towns, namely: Cuartero, Dao, Panitan, and President Roxas.

The former Capiz governor got 65.2% in Panitan while his son only got 8.7%.

Longares, meanwhile, garnered 33.3% of the respondents in Dumarao as compared to the younger Contreras who had 26.7%.

Further, incumbent Gov. Victor Tanco, Sr. garnered “very high” awareness ratings, and “high” satisfaction and trust ratings in the survey.

The two Contrerases, Celino, Del Rosario, and former governor Vic Bermejo also garnered “high” ratings in awareness and satisfaction;

All names except Celino posted “high” ratings in trust. The Roxas city mayor posted a moderate rating. Capiz 2nd District Rep. Fredenil Castro also posted “high” satisfaction ratings.

By Bienvenido Cortes


ROXAS CITY — The pilgrim icon of the Immaculate Concepcion of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been on tour of various parishes in Capiz recently.

The Knights of Columbus have been assisting and coordinating with various parishes in this tour as approved by Msgr. Jose F. Advincula, Jr., D.D., archbishop of Capiz in June this year.

The Parishes visited were the Panitan Council 12324 in Panitan, Capiz on August 2; Council 15724 in Bgy. Quios, in Panitan on August.3; Council 12039 in Bgy. Bailan, Pontevedra, Capiz on August 4; Council 5122 in Pontevedra, Capiz on August 5; Council 5602 in Panay, Capiz on August 6; Council 3691 in Roxas City on August 7; Council 9279 in Roxas City (Mt. Carmel Parish) on August 8; Council 9013 (Loctugan) on August 9;Council 9379 (Ivisan) on August 10; and Council 5578 (Sigma) on August 11.

After visiting some parishes in Capiz, the icon of Mama Mary will be in Iloilo City through the coordination of the Visayas State Jurisdiction of the Knights of Columbus.

By Ralph John Mijares


A FISH VENDOR who lost her home in typhoon Yolanda was the first beneficiary of the Post-Yolanda Support for Safer Homes and Settlement: A Community-Driven Approach to Better Lives in the Visayas.

The home of Emelia Doriendes at Villa Carmel, Brgy. Baybay, Roxas City was the pilot home of the said project.

Her previous house was made of GI sheet and bamboo, according to Doriendes.

She said she could not contain her joy after being awarded a new home by said organization.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony of her new home was held during the project launching on Aug. 7.

The shelter project is a collaboration of the UN-Habitat Philippines the Japanese government, the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) and the Social Housing Finance Corportation (SHFC).

Members of the community get involved through leading and managing projects as the UN Habitat provides technical assistance and monitoring of their own.