Rama-Garcia, Barug-PDP Laban win majority in Cebu City
CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barug-PDP Laban took majority of the seats in Cebu City after the recent elections held on May 9, 2022.
As of 12 noon on May 10, 2020, Mayor-elect Michael Rama had 239,656 (40.85%) votes to win against Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan’s (BOPK) Margarita Osmeña (202,446, 34.50%).
Vice Mayor-elect Raymond Garcia won by landslide with 283,235 (52.21 %) votes, beating BOPK’s Franklyn Ong (222,722, 41.06%) and independent candidate Francisco “Bimbo” Fernandez (36,444, 6.71%).
In the South District, Congressman-elect Eduardo Rama had 168,123 (54.42%) votes to win against BOPK’s neophyte candidate, Rodrigo Bebot “BG” Abellanosa (141,076, 45.57%).
For South District councilors, 7 out of 8 slots went to Barug-PDP Laban with Donaldo Hontiveros garnering the most number of votes of all councilorial candidates with 191,138 (0.02%) votes. He will serve as the First Councilor of the city again for another term.
Together with him in the majority for South District are Councilors-elect Jocelyn Pesquera (142,651, 6.71%), Philip Zafra (141,686, 6.66%), Renato Osmeña, Jr. (136,288, 6.41%), James Cuenco (132,868, 6.25%), Rey Gealon (123,387, 5.80%), and Francis Esparis (120,914, 5.68%).
Only Jose Abellanosa of BOPK managed to grab a seat in the council with 148,667 (6.99%) votes.
In the North District, winning were Jerry Guardo (116,937, 6.72%), Joel Garganera (116,190, 6.68%), Edgardo “Jaypee” Labella, III (114,117, 6.56%), Noel Wenceslao (102,620, 5.9%), and Pastor “Jun” Alcover, Jr. (102,137, 5.87%)).
BOPK’s Nestor Archival leads in the North District with 125,485 (7.21%) votes and will remain with the minority floor along with Councilors-elect Mary Anne delos Santos (106,997, 6.15%) and Joy Augustus Young (105,791, 6.08%).
BOPK’s Rachel “Cutie” Delmar has maintained her hold of the North District with 117,512 (45.99%) votes, leading by a margin of 53,065 votes against Barug’s Prisca Niña Mabatid (64,447, 25.22%) and the rest of the congressional candidates.
No independent candidate won in Cebu City for this year’s polls.
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