The Balayan regional trial court has dismissed the electoral protest that Renante Macalindong filed against Calaca Mayor Nas Ona.
Ona shared the news on Facebook, where he also posted a copy of the decision.
The court dismissed the case because the votes that Macalindong could recover would still not be able to surmount Ona’s lead in the polls.
It also said Ona could recover ballots that would widen his lead.
It said there can be no substantial recovery that could be established from the pilot clustered protested precincts to merit the continuation of the revision of the remaining contested precincts.
“Sa malayang eleksyon, tayo ang nanalo ng maliwanag at walang kaduda-duda. Nadagdagan pa nga ang ating boto sa inulit na bilangan. Kaya’t buong pusong pasasalamat sa lahat ng ating mga kababayan ang aking muling ipinaaabot,” Ona said.
He said he would continue do his job, and asked his rivals move on and to help work for the progress of Calaca.
“Tapos na ang eleksyon at panahon na upang magtrabaho para sa mas ikauunlad ng ating bayan,” he said.