Manugang ni Cebu Gov. elect Gwen Garcia iyan.I personally think this is more news worthy than Vico's win in Pasig..
Duke Frasco, ended the Duranos 70+ year rule of Cebu 5th District.. The Durano family is the trunk where the Duterte family branched-out.. The same family that inspired many Filipino classic movies about politicians with Guns & Goons.. Duke Frasco is a Harvard Graduate that served as mayor at his early 20's for 3 terms in Liloan then became CPA commissioner and now a congressman elect for 5th District of Cebu.
wala daw iwanan uy :lol:
The main reason why the Otso Diretso candidates failed is because they were unable to shake off their image as an elitist coalition that is out of touch with ordinary voters. They draw their support from the privileged classes, and the results of the elections showed this. The opposition coalition garnered high support from among the voters in the exclusive and gated communities of Metro Manila. Bam Aquino topped the elections in posh villages, which included Greenhills, Forbes Park, Bel-Air, Ayala Alabang, Urdaneta Village, Dasmariñas Village, White Plains, San Lorenzo, Magallanes, Corinthian and Green Meadows. Chel Diokno was second in all of these, except for Forbes Park, Urdaneta Village and Dasmariñas Village where independent candidate Grace Poe placed second. All the other Otso Diretso candidates also landed in the top 12 in these gated enclaves of the rich.
In contrast, the Otso Diretso slate was overwhelmingly rejected by the overseas Filipino workers, denying all of them a spot among the top winners. Results of the Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) in the Middle East, Hong Kong, China and other places reveal a strong preference for pro-administration candidates. Jiggy Manicad, and even candidates not in the PDP-Laban and Hugpong ng Pagbabago slates such as Willie Ong, Glenn Chong and Larry Gadon ranked higher than any of the Otso Diretso candidates.
These results are writings on the wall which the political opposition must carefully read, reflect on, and learn from. President Duterte’s popularity rubbed off on his candidates simply because he embodied the frustrations and resentments of a big majority of the people against elite rule and elitist worldviews. If the opposition still wants to have a place in the political landscape, its members and followers should begin to reimagine themselves so that they can offer constructive alternatives to which ordinary peoples can relate.
However, initial reactions coming from the opposition ranks appear to show that they haven’t learned at all. They once again take the path that can only spell doom, the same way they were nearly swept away in the midterm elections. Instead of trying to understand why people voted for pro-administration candidates, opposition figures and supporters take on the more destructive path of looking down at these voters by calling them “bobotantes.” Instead of assessing why the rest of the country rejected them, they want to leave and migrate. Even if these are just expressions made in the heat of despair and frustration, they do not sit well with the people, many of whom, like the OFWs, leave to help the country, not to abandon it.
Senators Cynthia Villar and Grace Poe topped the May 2019 senatorial race with over 25 and 22 million votes, respectively, based on the final tally of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC).
The canvassing of votes ended at 1:20 am of May 22 after the last of the 167 certificate of canvass from the Philippine post from Washington, DC was counted by the NBOC.
Villar had 25,283,727 votes, while Poe had 22,029,788 votes.
Rounding up the top winning 12 Senators were:
Christopher "Bong" Go (20,657,702)
Pia Cayetano (19,789,019)
Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa (19,004,225)
Sonny Angara (18,161,862)
Lito Lapid (16,965,464)
Imee Marcos (15,882,628)
Francis Tolentino (15,510,026)
Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III (14,668,665)
Ramon "Bong" Revilla (14,624,445) and
Nancy Binay (14,504,936)