Catanduanes is full of surprises. For the second time in the post-Marcos elections, its voting behavior deviated from the Bicol mainland. The Catanduanons voted for Erap while almost all of Bicol delivered for Noynoy Aquino.
In the Congressional race, Catanduanes also elected a dark horse, Cesar Sarmiento. The early expectations were a fight between Leandro Verceles Jr., and Araceli wong. Below is the complete results as of May 16.
|SARMIENTO, Cesar V.||LIBERAL PARTY||50,439|
|WONG, Araceli B.||NACIONALISTA PARTY||49,726|
|VERCELES, Leandro Jr. B.||LAKAS KABALIKAT NG MALAYANG PILIPINO CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS||16,447|
|SANCHEZ, Manuel Luis S.||INDEPENDENT||4,591|