The Philippines’ 2019 midterm elections are over and the (unofficial) results are finally out.
In some of the 17 cities within Metro Manila, yesterday’s polls led to a 50-year-old dynasty being toppled, a sister besting her brother in a mayoral race, and a millennial winning as mayor against a veteran.
Below, is more information about how candidates in Metro Manila fared, based on partial and unofficial results aggregated from the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) data as of 2:50pm today.
Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte will soon be the city’s new mayor as she defeated the recently-detained Jose “Bingbong” Crisologo, based on 100 percent of Election Returns, a report generated by vote-counting machines in polling precincts that show the counts for national and local elections.
Incumbent Councilor Gian Sotto, who is Belmonte’s running mate, won the vice mayoral race.
Belmonte, the daughter of former House Speaker and former Quezon City Mayor Fernando Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte, was proclaimed the winner today after receiving 469,480 votes against Crisologo’s 366,215 in the midterm polls. Sotto, meanwhile, garnered 382,393 votes over rival Jopet Sison who got 343,473 votes.
Belmonte served as vice mayor for three terms with outgoing Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista.
Manila mayoral candidate Francisco Domagoso (aka Isko Moreno) has dislodged the 82-year-old incumbent mayor and the country’s former president Joseph “Erap” Estrada, based on results from 99.06 percent of Election Returns.
Moreno received 354,327 votes as against Erap’s 208,561. Alfredo Lim, who also served as Manila mayor in the past, got 137,424 votes.
Honey Lacuna, who is Moreno’s running mate, won as vice mayor with 390,332 votes, while her rival Amado Bagatsing garnered 265,097 votes.
Erap — who was the longtime mayor of San Juan City before becoming a senator, vice president, and president — became Manila mayor in 2013 after being pardoned by former president Gloria Arroyo for plunder in 2007.
Moreno ran as Erap’s vice mayor in 2013, under the agreement that the latter would serve only one term. Erap, however, didn’t keep his promise and sought re-election in 2016.
Moreno, who was a former garbage collector, vowed to clean up filthy Manila in his campaign.
San Juan City
Francis Zamora has ended the Ejercito-Estrada clan’s 50-year reign after winning against Erap’s granddaughter Janella Ejercito Estrada, according to 100 percent of Election Returns.
Zamora received 35,060 votes while Janella, the daughter of plunder-accused senatorial candidate Jinggoy Estrada, received 24,813 votes.
Warren Villa, Zamora’s running mate, was also victorious in the polls with 28,882 votes over opponent Boy Celles with 24,465 votes.
The Ejercito-Estrada clan had ruled San Juan ever since Erap first won as San Juan City mayor in 1969.
Incumbent Makati City mayor Abby Binay will retain her position after winning against her rival and brother, Jejomar “Junjun” Binay Jr., based on 100 percent of Election Returns.
Abby received 179,522 votes while Junjun garnered 98,653 votes. Abby’s running mate Monique Lagdameo won as vice mayor with 182,655 votes over her rival Monsour Del Rosario with 105,153 votes.
The Binays have been very influential in Makati City ever since their father, former vice president Jejomar Binay became mayor, a post he held for more than 20 non-consecutive years.
However, Abby and Junjun have not been in good terms after the two started to compete against each other for the post. Late last month, the siblings had a very public argument during a church forum for Makati City candidates.
Their father Jejomar, meanwhile, lost his bid for a congressional seat in Makati City to opponent Kid Peña. Peña had 71,035 votes, while Jejomar had 65,229 votes.
Incumbent Mandaluyong Mayor Carmelita “Menchie” Abalos scored a landslide victory over independent candidate Florencio Solomon, based on 100 percent of Election Returns.
Abalos garnered over 128,661 votes while Solomon got 8,589 votes.
Abalos ran under Duterte’s party, the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan. She first became mayor in 2016, replacing her husband Benjamin Abalos Jr. who had served as mayor for 12 non-consecutive years.
Las Piñas City
Incumbent Las Piñas City Mayor Imelda Aguilar will extend her family’s dynasty over the city after winning the mayoral race against Louie Casimiro, based on 100 percent of Election Returns.
Mayor Aguilar garnered 170,972 votes while her opponent Casimiro received 12,394 votes.
Her daughter April Aguilar also secured the vice mayor position with 161,789 votes, while her opponent Antonio Abellar Jr. got 25,638 votes.
The first Aguilar to become Las Piñas Mayor was Filemon Aguilar in 1964 until 1986. In 1995, Vergel Aguilar, Imelda’s husband, was elected as mayor. Their family has held on to the position ever since.
Incumbent Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian won his third and final term in the city, based on 99.76 percent of Election Returns.
Gatchalian now has 248,911 votes, beating his opponents Bong Go and Bien Espanol. Go has received 6,226 votes, while Espanol has 2,284 votes.
Gatchalian’s running mate Lorie Natividad-Borja, who ran unopposed, earned 225,559 votes.
Councilor Vico Sotto won the Pasig City mayoral race, based on 98.53 percent of Election Returns.
The 29-year-old now has 206,226 votes, winning against his opponent incumbent mayor Robert “Bobby” Eusebio who has received 119,726 votes. Eusebio’s family had ruled the city for 27 years.
Sotto, the son of celebrities Vic Sotto and Coney Reyes, is said to Metro Manila’s only millennial mayor.
Incumbent vice mayor Iyo Caruncho Bernardo won the vice mayoralty race unopposed with 266,620 votes.
Incumbent Malabon Mayor Antolin “Len Len” Oreta III won over administration bet Vice Mayor Jeannie Sandoval, based on 98.86 percent of Election Returns.
Oreta garnered 99,425 votes, while Sandoval garnered 55,579 votes.
Oreta’s running mate Bernard “Ninong” Dela Cruz won the vice mayoralty post with 82,075 votes while opponent Maricar Torres garnered 63,531 votes.
Oreta is the first cousin of former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. President Rodrigo Duterte also threatened to arrest him in the past over the reported drug problem in Malabon.
Incumbent Caloocan City Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan is also heading for a landslide win in the mayoralty race, based on 98.45 percent of Election Returns.
Malapitan already has garnered 423,072 votes. Meanwhile, his opponents Emil Trinidad received 4,260 votes; Ruffy Bayon-on got 3,763 votes; Ronnie Malunes has 3,101 votes, and Ed Sevilla has 2,361 votes.
Incumbent Vice Mayor Maca Asistio, who ran unopposed, has garnered 369,790 votes.
Incumbent Marikina Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro will retain his position as the shoe capital’s chief, based on 98.57 percent of Election Returns.
Teodoro, who ran unopposed, has garnered 157,576 votes. Meanwhile, Doc Marion Andres is set to become Marikina Vice Mayor after having received 103,886 votes.
In Muntinlupa City, incumbent Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi will keep his position with his win by a wide margin, based on 100 percent of Election Returns.
Fresnedi garnered 164,144 votes while his opponent Red Mariñas had 52,127 votes.
Meanwhile, Temy Simundac, Fresnedi’s running mate, leads the vice mayoralty race with 116,825 votes.
Incumbent Parañaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez leads the mayoral race, based on 99.45 percent of Election Returns.
Olivarez now has 169,224 votes while his opponent Jun Bernabe has 52,824 votes.
Meanwhile, Rico Golez leads the vice mayoralty race with 141,433 votes while his opponent Jeremy Marquez got 71,229 votes.
Toby Tiangco is leading the Navotas mayoralty race based on 99.37 percent of Election Returns.
Tiangco now has 78,778 votes while his opponent Di Ang has 33,216 votes.
For the vice mayoral race, Clint Geronimo has 62,460 votes while RC Cruz has 46,680 votes.
Emi Calixto-Rubiano is leading in the mayoral race, based on 99.74 percent of Election Returns.
Calixto-Rubiano now has 121,152 votes, followed by Cesar “Chetsharon” Cuneta with 35,728 votes.
Meanwhile, Boyet Del Rosario is leading for vice mayor with 116,435 votes, followed by Richard Advincula with 49,642 votes.
Ike Ponce leads the Pateros mayoral race based on 100 percent of Election Returns.
Ponce garnered 18,370 votes while opponent Doc Willie Buenaventura got 8,775 votes.
Gerald German led the vice mayoralty race with 14,600 votes, while opponent Carlo Santos got 11,729 votes.
Former TV director Lino Cayetano is leading the mayoral race, based on 98.07 percent of Election Returns.
Cayetano now has 172,710 votes, followed by Arnel Cerafica with 109,313 votes. Meanwhile, Ricardo Cruz leads the vice mayoralty race with 157,941 votes, followed by Jun Dueñas with 105,664 votes.
Cayetano is the director behind movies First Day High, Paano Na Kaya, and Till My Heartaches End. He was previously a Congressman for Taguig City’s second district and is the brother of Senator Pia Cayetano and ex-Senator and former Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano.