Shalani fails to win House seat


Posted at May 15 2013 01:24 AM | Updated as of May 15 2013 09:24 AM

MANILA – President Aquino's former girlfriend Shalani Soledad has lost in the congressional race in the 2nd district of Valenzuela City.

The Valenzuela City councilor lost to Maggi Gunigundo.

Shalani got 46,975 votes while Gunigundo got 49,384 votes.

Shalani, also a TV host, is now married to Roman Romulo, who was re-elected congressman of Pasig.

Two members of the Gatchalian clan were proclaimed as winners in the mayoralty and congressional race in Valenzuela City.

Outgoing Rep. Rex Gatchalian won as mayor with 144,667 votes.

He will be replacing his brother Sherwin, who won in the 1st district congressional race with 67,540 votes.  --  Report from Gus Abelgas, ABS-CBN News