Davide gets another term as vice governor in Cebu

By: Morexette Marie B. Erram - CDN Digital | May 11,2022 - 05:40 PM
Davide Capitol

Hilario “Junjun” Davide III (third from left) is proclaimed as vice governor-elect for Cebu province on May 11, 2022. CDN Digital photo | Morexette Erram

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu Vice Governor Hilario ‘Junjun’ Davide III is headed for another term at the Capitol.

This after Davide on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, was proclaimed as the winner of the province’s vice-gubernatorial race by the Board of Canvassers in Cebu. 

Davide garnered 788,081 votes. 

However, the bid for Cebu’s vice governor turned out to be a close fight between Davide and Dr. Tess Heyrosa, the running mate of governor-elect Gwendolyn Garcia.

When asked for his comments, Davide congratulated Heyrosa for ‘really putting up a very good fight’. 

“(It was) good enough – wa man ta nagkuan gyud (expect). Kung ako or siya (Heyrosa)… Ingon ana man gyud ang contest. She must have really put up a good fight,” Davide said.

He also likened the recent race to that of his gubernatorial bid in 2013 against former GSIS chief, Winston Garcia, the brother of the governor-elect. 

Davide leads the vice gubernatorial race by a margin of roughly 70,000 votes. 

Heyrosa, on the other hand, formally conceded and congratulated Davide and Garcia on their victories. 

“I pray God will continue to bless and keep him (Davide) in good health and wish him a productive second term as vice-governor of Cebu,” she said in a statement published on social media. 

“I thank the 700 thousand-plus Cebuanos who trusted me with their precious votes. Salamat jud kaayo ninyo. Wa nako damha na makab-ot nako inyo’ng simpatiya ug kasingkasing… Truly, I suffered no losses  –only gains,” she added. 

/bmjo

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