By Nino Luces
LEGAZPI CITY, Albay – Detained Daraga mayor Carlwyn “Awin” Baldo has waived his right to vote for May 13, 2019 midterm polls, said Jail Senior Inspector Rodolfo Versoza, Jr., warden of Legazpi City Jail.
According to Verzosa, the reason why Baldo waived his right to vote was personal.
Baldo is seeking re-election as mayor of Daraga, a post he assumed through rule of succession after former Mayor Jerry Jaucian died of heart problem in May 2018.
Baldo voluntarily surrendered last week to the court which issued a warrant for his arrest for frustrated murder and murder. He is now detained at the Legazpi City Jail.
He was tagged as mastermind in the killing of Ako Bicol Party-list Representative Rodel Batocabe and SPO2 Orlando Diaz in a gift giving activity in Daraga last year.
Baldo was supposed to cast his vote at the Legazpi City Jail as Comelec, BJMP, and DepEd facilitated the voting process for persons with deprived of liberty (PDL).
Meanwhile, his opponents for mayoralty seat have already cast their votes Monday morning.
Gertie Batocabe, widow of the late party-list congressman, substitute for her late husband and ran for mayor. She cast her vote at around 8:10 a.m. at the Banag Elementary School, while another opponent now acting mayor of Daraga, Victor Perete, voted at around 10:15 a.m. #MatalinongBoto2019