|Celebrity couple Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres -- Photo by Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News
MANILA - Actor Richard Gomez is trailing his rival in the Ormoc City mayoral race, according to latest data from the Commission on Election (Comelec) on Tuesday.
Gomez, one of the bankable actors in the country, had 31,780 votes as of 6:34 a.m., with 82.21% of election returns processed, according to latest partial and unofficial results from the Comelec Transparency Server.
He is running under the Liberal Party (LP).
Independent candidate Edward Codilla was slightly ahead with 32,963 votes.
Meanwhile, Gomez's wife, Lucy is poised to get re-elected in the congressional race in the fourth district of Leyte with 93,313 votes against Eric Codilla of Lakas with 69,080 votes.