LOOK: Paling stars, glowing stars after May polls
MANILA, Philippines — Just like the old saying goes, “You win some, you lose some.”
Some celebrities had their fair share of wins and losses in the just concluded midterm election on Monday.
Lito Lapid is currently enjoying his inclusion to be part of the “Magic 12” for the senatorial race, as he secured the seventh spot with 16,514,492 votes based on the partial and unofficial tally of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) mirrored by the Inquirer transparency server as of 10 p.m.
Actor Isko Moreno reigned supreme and was proclaimed on Tuesday as the new mayor of Manila, toppling political giants, reelectionist Joseph Estrada and Alfredo Lim.
Also part of the winner’s circle is Alfred Vargas who was successful in his third bid to be Quezon City Fifth District Representative.
“Sa lahat ng mga Novaleño, maraming-maraming salamat po sa napakalaking pagtitiwala na binigay niyo sa akin,” Vargas thanked his supporters in an Instagram post.
Power couple Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres also ruled the local polls in Leyte.
Although no official proclamation has been made, Gomez is set to become Ormoc City mayor once again with 77,573 votes.
Meanwhile, Torres, too, is set to become Leyte’s 4th District Representative with 16,723 votes.
“It was a good campaign. Tiring but rewarding,” Gomez said on Instagram as he already claimed victory.
However, some celebrities were not destined to cross over politics.
Actor Edu Manzano failed to become San Juan City congressman as he trailed Ronaldo Zamora, who had 35,386 votes.
Days before the election, Manzano’s certificate of candidacy was revoked by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Second Division over issues of his citizenship.
Roderick Paulate, too, was unsuccessful in his bid to become Quezon City vice mayor, as he was defeated by Gian Sotto, the son of Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III.
Gian was the running mate of Joy Belmonte, who was proclaimed as the new Quezon City mayor.
(Editor: Abe Cerojano)
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