San Isidro Mayor Susan Ang was defeated by a single vote on her reelection bid against Remedio Veloso. (Photo Courtesy)

TACLOBAN CITY- An incumbent mayor in Leyte who is seeking for a reelection lost on her bid by just a heartbreaking single vote.
Proclaimed as mayor of San Isidro town was Remedio Veloso who garnered his winning votes of 8,829 against the incumbent mayor, Susan Ang’s 8,828 votes.
Ang, who ran under the administration’s PDP-Laban, is seeking for her second term as mayor of the fourth class town with an income of about P90 million.
Her husband, Alan, also appears to be losing on his reelection bid as a board member representing Leyte’s third district.
Veloso, who belongs to the United Nationalist Alliance, was proclaimed by the members of the board of election of canvassers Monday night. The town has about 22,367 registered voters.
The newly-elected mayor of the town of more than 19,000 people spread on its 19 barangays, is the nephew of Rep. Vicente Veloso who is also on his way or gaining his second term against former congressman, Andy Salvacion.
The Leyte Samar Daily Express could not get as of press time, reactions of both Veloso and his opponent Ang.
The town of San Isidro was eyed as among areas in Leyte where violence could possibly occurred after Ang’s administrator, Levi Mabini, was gunned down on May 8 with the group of Veloso blamed for his killing which they denied.
No untoward incident, however, was reported in San Isidro during the conduct of last Monday’s balloting. (JOEY A. GABIETA)