The province of Apayao is considered as a lanlocked province of the Republic of the Philippines, it belongs to the Cordillera Administrative Region in Northern Luzon. The recognized capital town of Apayao is Kabugao.
The province splits from the former Kalinga-Apayao single province for the purpose of better service needs of individual native tribes in both provinces. The May 2013 General Elections showcased Elias Bulut Jr. going up against Madin Almazan for the provincial governor post.
Here’s the recent tally from COMELEC’s Rappler Mirror Server:
Partial unofficial tally as of 2013-05-14 15:29:51 representing 77.02% of the Apayao Election Returns. (114 of 148 Election Returns) (40,373 of 66,283 Registered Voters)
BULUT, ELIAS JR.
PASCUA, HECTOR REUEL
Member, House of Representatives – Lone Legdist
Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan – First Provdist
Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan – Second Provdist