Coin toss settles mayoral race in Bulacan

Jerome Lantin, ABS-CBN News

Joni Villanueva was declared the new mayor of Bocaue, Bulacan on Tuesday after winning a best-of-five coin toss.

The Municipal Board of Canvassers resorted to the tossing of a coin to break the tie between Villanueva and his mayoral rival Jim Valerio.

Villanueva and Valerio each received 16,694 votes in Monday's election.

Villanueva chose tails and won in three straight rounds of coin toss.

A resolution from the Commission on Elections provides for a "drawing of lots" in case of a tie.

Villanueva is a sister of former Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) chief Joel Villanueva, who was in 2nd place in the senatorial race.

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