MANILA — Reelectionist congressman Ian Paul Dy of the third district of Isabela in the Cagayan Valley region has again won a seat in the House of Representatives.
Dy, an unopposed candidate who needs only one vote to be declared the winner, garnered a total of 113,838 votes in the partial and unofficial Halalan 2022 tally, as of 2:17 p.m. Thursday.
He is one of the 38 unopposed candidates for district representative. There are 845 candidates running unchallenged in the 2022 polls, according to the ABS-CBN Investigative and Research Group (IRG).
Dy belongs to an influential political clan in Isabela.
In 2019, he was one of the Dys who won a congressional seat apart from his first cousins Faustino Michael Dy III (5th district, Isabela) and Faustino “Inno” Dy V (6th district, Isabela).
During that mid-term election, he received a total of 78,477 votes, beating his three opponents.
Dy served as mayor of Alicia town before becoming a lawmaker.
To recall, President Rodrigo Duterte in 2018 signed a law reapportioning Isabela into 6 legislative districts from 4.
Millions of Filipinos on Monday flocked to polls in a crucial pandemic vote, as elected leaders face the daunting task of steering the nation out of the COVID-19 crisis and economic mess.
Some 67 million Filipinos registered for this year's national and local elections.
For live election results, see ABS-CBN News Halalan results.
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