Josons lose 15-year hold on Ecija congressional turf
Manny Galvez (The Philippine Star) - May 18, 2013 - 12:00am

CABANATUAN CITY , Philippines   â€“ The wife of Bureau of Customs Deputy Commissioner Horacio Suansing has won the race in the first congressional district of Nueva Ecija, beating a member of the Joson clan that has ruled the district in five elections over the last 15 years.

Outgoing senior board member Estrellita Suansing was proclaimed congresswoman-elect by the Provincial Board of Canvassers after tallying 90 percent of the votes in the district.

Suansing, a close ally of re-elected Nueva Ecija Gov. Aurelio Umali at the Unang Sigaw Partido ng Pagbabago, post 109,059 votes to win over Quezon Mayor Mariano Cristino Joson of the Nationalist People’s Coalition-Bagong Lakas ng Nueva Ecija (NPC-Balane) and independent candidate, former two-term congressman Renato Diaz.

The district has been dominated by the Josons since 1998 when Joson’s wife, Josefina Manuel-Joson, won her first term as congresswoman. She won re-election in 2001 and 2004.

In 2007, Manuel-Joson’s brother-in-law Eduardo Nonato Joson – a former governor, congressman and assemblyman – was elected representative with a win over Diaz.

In 2010, Manuel-Joson squared off anew with Diaz and won a fresh three-year term.

In the same district, re-electionist board member Eduardo Rey Joson, son of Eduardo Nonato, topped the Sangguniang Panlalawigan race.

Suansing is one of two congressional neophytes to have won. The other is Magnolia Antonino-Nadres, daughter of outgoing fourth district Rep. Rodolfo Antonino.

Antonino-Nadres won handily over two-time San Leonardo Mayor Froilan Nagano, former two-term congresswoman Julita Lorenzo-Villareal, and former San Isidro mayor Sonia Lorenzo.

Reps. Joseph Gilbert Violago and Czarina Umali, the governor’s wife, won fresh terms in the second and third congressional districts, respectively.

 

AURELIO UMALI BUREAU OF CUSTOMS DEPUTY COMMISSIONER HORACIO SUANSING COALITION-BAGONG LAKAS DIAZ EDUARDO NONATO EDUARDO NONATO JOSON EDUARDO REY JOSON ESTRELLITA SUANSING JOSON NUEVA ECIJA
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