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VICE GOVERNOR CANE GETS A THIRD TERM

VICTORIOUS! Santiago B. Cane, Jr. is proclaimed vice governor for a third term by the Provincial Board of Canvassers on May 16, 2013. VICTORIOUS! Santiago B. Cane, Jr. is proclaimed vice governor for a third term by the Provincial Board of Canvassers on May 16, 2013.

WITH AN OVERWHELMING 134,799 votes, Santiago “Santi” B. Cane, Jr. was once again proclaimed Provincial Vice Governor in Agusan del Sur; with 60,699 votes over his closest opponent who had 74,100 votes.

Winning in Bayugan City and 12 municipalities, Santi Cane,Jr., a graduate ofBachelor of Science in Commerce, major in Accounting, and known for being the Father of the Paperless Session in the Philippines gave a good fight by citing his record of superb performance as a former Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member for three straight terms, and as provincial vice governor for two terms.

He had authored a number of landmark legislations in the fields of education, health, youth and development, economic and social services.  Per record he authored 82 Ordinances, 1,326   Resolutions and   co-authored 8 other Ordinances.

Despite grave character assassinations and name-calling and painful massive demolition tactics during the whole duration of campaign period by his opponents, Cane who believed in clean and truthful campaigning remained steadfast in presenting his platforms and in supporting the whole National Unity Party (NUP).

Asked how he felt about his winning, Cane said “From the very start, I never had an iota of doubt that the verdict of the people would be in my favor. I know I will win this election because I have full trust and confidence in our people of Agusan del Sur having seen and felt that I have worked hard as vice governor for the last six years and I have been a good partner of Gov. Adolph Edward ‘Eddiebong’ G. Plaza in all the programs, projects and activities that promote better lives for all Agusanons.”

“We are very happy that Sir Cane won again because our province deserves a good vice governor”, a retiree in Bayugan City tearfully said. Cane, who will serve as the presiding officer of the 14th Sangguniang Panlalawigan beginning at noon time on June 30, 2013 thanked all the people who supported him, mentioning specially the former Gov. Valentina G. Plaza, re-elected Gov. Adolph Edward G. Plaza, Congresswomen MariaValentina G. Plaza and Evelyn Plaza-Mellana of district 1 and district 2, respectively, the members of the Sanggunian Panlalawigan, all his workers and supporters, and he also asked those who did not support his candidacy to bear with him in the next three years and work in harmony with him “para sa katawhan” during the flag raising ceremony on May 20, 2013 at the Naliyagan Cultural Center.

He further said that the election fever is over and that it’s high time to buckle up for work again.

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