MANILA, Philippines (1st UPDATE) - While other votes are still being canvassed, there are already winners and losers among the movie and television stars who ran in barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls held on Monday.
Young actor Jolo Revilla, son of action star Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr., also a senator, and actress Lani Mercado, a congresswoman, won as barangay captain in Bacoor, Cavite.
“Responsibilidad ko ito at haharapin ko,” promised Jolo after his victory.
Jeremy Marquez, one of the sons of comedian and former Parañaque City mayor Joey Marquez, was re-elected barangay chairman of Barangay BF Homes in Parañaque City.
Meanwhile, Jeremy's half-sister, Wynwyn Marquez, one of the daughters of ex-couple Joey and Alma Moreno, was proclaimed SK chairwoman also in Parañaque City.
Asia's Sentimental Songstress and erstwhile Camarines Sur vice-governor Imelda Papin's younger brother, Bobby Papin, won as kagawad of Barangay North Fairview in Quezon City, according to Quezon City Commission on Elections' officials Yvonne Bayog and Marilyn Jose.
Dagul, dubbed as “Little Man With a Big Heart,” also won as kagawad in Rodriguez, Rizal after receiving more than 11,000 votes.
Other winners were former matinee idol Jigo Garcia (chairman, Dona Josefa, QC), diretor Lino Cayetano (chairman, Barangay Fort Bonifacio, Taguig), and basketball player Chris Tiu (kagawad, Urdaneta, Makati).
Unfortunately, one of Barangay North Fairview's board member aspirants, Phillip Supnet, popularly known as Kuhol, television icon Jun Urbano's Mr. Shooli's gag sidekick, lost in the elections.
Action superstar Dan Alvaro also didn't make it as kagawad of Barangay San Agustin in Novaliches.
“Better luck next time. Hindi pa rin ako susuko sa paglilingkod sa aking mga ka-barangay. Okay lang sa akin na matalo,” exclaimed Alvaro, who was also defeated in the Quezon City council race last May elections.
Despite his second political debacle, he plans to continue acting as well as serving the public because his wife is the secretary of the barangay hall.
Matutina, who ran for barangay chairman of Bagong Pag-Asa in QC, was also beaten as well as Brylle Mondejar (kagawad, Obrero, QC). -With a report from Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News