Halalan 2016: Leading bets, proclaimed winners in Metro Manila

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MANILA - (UPDATED) The intense election fever felt in the national elections also translated to the local polls in Metro Manila, where candidates from prominent political families and alliances slugged it out through the ballots.

MAKATI

The family of Vice President Jejomar Binay again took hold of Makati City after his daughter, Congresswoman Abby Binay was proclaimed as the city's new mayor early Tuesday morning.

The younger Binay had 153,487 votes, while incumbent Mayor Kid Peña had 137,803.

Binay's running mate, Monique Lagdameo, also won as vice mayor, with 166,450 votes.

Binay's husband, Luis Campos, is also leading the congressional race with 74,205 votes, set to replace his wife as the representative of the second district of Makati.

Abby Binay ran for mayor after the Office of the Ombudsman ordered the dismissal from service of her brother, former Mayor Jejomar Erwin "Junjun" Binay Jr. in October 2015, for "grave misconduct and dishonesty" over the allegedly overpriced Makati parking building project.

Meanwhile, Jhong Hilario topped the council race for the city's first district with 80,135 votes, while Rico J. Puno came in third with 65,255 votes.

MANILA

Former President Joseph "Erap" Estrada won a second term as mayor of the city of Manila in a close fight with rival Alfredo Lim.     

Estrada was proclaimed the winner of the mayoralty race in Manila by the city board of canvassers on Tuesday noon after garnering a total of 283,149 votes.

Estrada was ahead of Lim, also a former mayor of Manila, only by less than 3,000 votes. Lim got 280,464 votes.

Another prominent mayoralty candidate in the city, Rep. Amado Bagatsing, already conceded this morning. Both Estrada and Lim had been ahead of Bagatsing by over 100,000 votes since Monday evening.

Jackie Ejercito, Estrada's daughter, became emotional as the last of the votes were counted. She said she is confused about why her dad did not get more votes since Manila supposedly improved during his term.

Honey Lacuna, meanwhile, won as Manila's vice mayor.

MUNTINLUPA

In Muntinlupa, tensions marred the proclamation of winning bets after supporters of mayoral candidate Aldrin San Pedro accused the camp of winning candidate Jaime Fresnedi of cheating.

San Pedro's supporters mounted a protest in front of the town hall on Monday night.

Scuffles between the group and the police on Tuesday forced authorities to fire water cannons at the protesters.

Followers of the losing candidate eventually dispersed on their own.

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Meanwhile, Former Bureau of Customs (BOC) commissioner Rozzano Rufino "Ruffy" Biazon was proclaimed as representative of the city's lone district.

A total of 128, 844 voted for Biazon while 69,131 voted for his rival, Ronnie Ricketts.

Biazon resigned as BOC comissioner after being dragged into the pork barrel scam controversy. He is facing malversation, graft and direct bribery over allegedly pocketing millions of pesos in kickback from scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles.

Meanwhile, Celso Dioko won as vice mayor.

The city's winning candidates were proclaimed Tuesday morning.

SAN JUAN

Re-electionist Guia Gomez was proclaimed mayor of San Juan City by the board of canvassers at about 10:45 p.m. on Monday.

Janella Estrada, incumbent councilor and daughter of Senator Jinggoy Estrada, claimed the vice mayoralty post.

Gomez, who is the mother of Erap Estrada's son, Senator JV Ejercito, led the mayoralty race with only a few hundred votes.

She defeated Vice Mayor Francis Zamora, son of former San Juan Rep. Ronaldo Zamora.

Meanwhile, Estrada led against her closest rival, Zamora's running mate, Rolando Bernardo, by more than 9,000 votes.

Despite claiming the top two posts in the city, it was not grand slam victory for the Estrada clan.

Jana Ejercito, a niece of Erap Estrada, lost to incumbent Ronaldo Zamora in the congressional race. The incumbent congressman led by more than 9,000 votes.

The Zamoras earlier promised true reform for the people of San Juan, vowing to end the Estradas' 46-year reign which began when Joseph Estrada first won the mayoral race in 1969.

QUEZON CITY

Re-electionists Quezon Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte also got commanding leads over their rivals.

According to partial and unofficial poll results as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, Bautista had 720,712 votes while his closest rival, Leon Peralta, has 720,712 votes.

Belmonte, who got 726,933 votes, also has a wide lead over her the 25,868 votes for her rival, Henry Samonte.

Here are the proclaimed winners of the mayoral and vice-mayoral races in other cities:

LAS PIÑAS
Mayor Imelda Aguilar
Vice Mayor Louie Bustamante

MANDALUYONG
Mayor Menchie Abalos
Vice Mayor Anthony Suva

PASIG
Mayor Bobby Eusebio
Vice Mayor Christian Bernardo

TAGUIG
Mayor Lani Cayetano
Vice Mayor Ricardo Cruz Jr.

VALENZUELA
Mayor Rex Gatchalian
Vice Mayor Natividad Borja Lorie

-- With reports from Niko Baua and Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News; Henry Atuelan, dzMM

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