The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) said Friday (January 22) that voters might see two people racing for mayor of Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi on May 9.

Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi
Parts of Sibutu Island in the Province of Tawi-Tawi (Photo courtesy of travelblog.com)

The poll body identified them as: Abdulkarin Joe (National People’s Commission) and Alshefa Pajiji (Liberal Party).

Sibutu, a sixth class municipality and island in the province of Tawi-Tawi, has a population of 28,532 people, according to the 2010 census. It lies about 14 kilometres east of the coast of Sabah, Malaysia.

MAYOR – SIBUTU

  1. JOE, ABDULKARIM (NPC)
  2. PAJIJI, ALSHEFA (LP)

VICE-MAYOR – SIBUTU

  1. AHAJA. NUR-FITRA (LP)

COUNCILOR – SIBUTU

  1. ABBAS, HAMJA (NPC)
  2. ABDULATIP, MARY-JANE (IND)
  3. ABU, WAHAB (NPC)
  4. ALSAD, MARY (LP)
  5. ANDA, TATAN (LP)
  6. BACLAS, JERRY (IND)
  7. BUANDING, KASHIM (LP)
  8. IBNO, PURA (LP)
  9. IBNO, SURAIDA (LP)
  10. IMMAK, USMAN (IND)
  11. JAMIH, KATHERINE (NPC)
  12. JUHAILI, HUSNA (LP)
  13. JUMDAIN, ALDARA (IND)
  14. LIM, JONG JONG (NPC)
  15. MUDAH, ABDULATIF (NPC)
  16. MURIH, HATIMA (LP)
  17. NAHUL, AL-HASIL (NPC)
  18. NURYAKIN, ALAWI (IND)
  19. PANDAOG, RAMZI (NPC)
  20. SULAIMAN, JAYKEE (LP)
  21. VIDUYA, NURUNNISA (NPC)

Guidelines for Verification

  1. The Certified List of Candidates (List), as posted, is merely an initial List and subject to editing.
  2. All candidates are enjoined to check their names, specifically their Names to Appear on the Official Ballot, in the List.
  3. Any request for correction, if allowed, shall be communicated to the Regional Election Director, Provincial Election Supervisor, or Election Officer concerned in writing until 21 January 2016. The Election Officer shall in turn, submit a memorandum to the Law Department, by the fastest means of communication with regard to the request for correction.
  4. The Law Department shall determine whether or not the request for correction is allowed.
  5. The List is subject to the outcome of the various cases/issues pending before the Commission.

Source: Commission on Elections

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