Butch Abad loses comeback bid in Batanes

Butch Abad loses comeback bid in Batanes

It looks like there are things that just won’t happen.

An example of that is the fate of the Liberal party led coalition of OtsoDiretso senatorial line up has spilled over to Batanes.

Former Deparment of Budget and Management Secretary under the President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III administration- Butch Abad lost the race for Batanes lone congressional seat.

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Abad lost to Doc by a slim margin of only 238 votes.

As of 4:01 p.m. ,May 15, Abad got 3,129 votes while Gato got 3,367 votes from 100 percent of election returns from the province of Batanes.
Candidate Carlo Diasnes came in third place with 3,032 votes.
It can be recalled that during the 2010 Presidential elections Butch Abad was the Liberal Party’s campaign manager.
He was appointed by the former President Noynoy Aquino to a cabinet position –secretary of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).
Abad is one of those officials of the Aquino cabinet that has been recommended by the House Committee on Good Governance and Public Accountability to face criminal and administrative charges over the government's suspended dengue (Dengvaxia) vaccination program.

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