LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Philippines — Quezon Rep. Helen Tan (NPC) made historical past on Wednesday afternoon when she grew to become the primary lady governor of the province after being formally proclaimed the winner within the gubernatorial contest within the Could 9 elections.
The ultimate election outcomes from the Fee on Elections (Comelec) confirmed that Tan, a medical physician, obtained 790,739 votes within the province’s two cities and 39 municipalities.
Tan, serving her final time period as Congress consultant of the province’s Fourth District, dealt a blow to the reelection bid of Gov. Danilo Suarez (Lakas-CMD), who solely garnered 320,395 votes.
Suarez, who was gunning for his second time period, is a veteran politician and as soon as served as minority chief in Congress throughout his 18 years as a lawmaker. He was elected as governor in 2019 after his son, David, ended his nine-year service because the provincial chief government in 2010.
Quezon has a voting inhabitants of 1,424,023, however just one,221,506 voters participated within the elections — a voter turnout of 85.77%.
Tan’s working mate, former Lucena Metropolis Councilor Anacleto Alcala III (NPC), was additionally formally proclaimed because the vice governor-elect.
Alcala listed 665,570 votes over his nearest rival and Suarez tandem, Betty Nantes, who solely bought 283,588 within the official rely.
Suarez has expressed his congratulations to Tan and different election winners for his or her
He urged the provincial authorities staff to do their finest underneath the brand new governor.
The Comelec additionally proclaimed Helen’s son, Mike (NPC), because the incoming congressman to exchange his mom. Mike clobbered his principal rival, former board member Rhodora Tan (Lakas), a Suarez ally.
Former Board Member Reynante Arogancia (NPC) was additionally proclaimed because the elected Third District consultant in Congress after beating his former political ally, Rep. Aleta Suarez, Danilo’s spouse.
Nevertheless, Suarez’s son, David, survived the clan’s election debacle after he once more defeated former Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala within the congressional race within the Second District. Alcala, Anacleto’s uncle, additionally misplaced to David within the 2019 election.
Rep. Mark Enverga (NPC) from the First District efficiently defended his submit in opposition to his principal rival Techie Dator (KBL).
With the ascension of Tan because the province chief government, she is predicted to consolidate her management within the political panorama of Quezon in future electoral battles.
Apart from her son, Mike, Arogancia and Enverga each have a look at Tan as their political chief.
On Wednesday, the Comelec has additionally proclaimed Gov. Hermilando Mandanas and Vice Gov. Mark Leviste as reelected officers of Batangas province, the provincial authorities public data workplace (PIO) stated on Fb.
In Laguna, Gov. Ramil Hernandez and Vice Gov. Karen Agapay each retained their seats, the Laguna PIO additionally introduced on social media.
Reelectionist Cavite Gov. Juanito Victor Remulla has additionally retained his place. His running-mate, former Tagaytay Metropolis Councilor Athena Tolentino, was additionally proclaimed the brand new vice governor.
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