MANILA, Philippines - Movie actor Jeorge "ER" Estregan Jr. has joined the ranks of winning celebrity politicians in the May 10 elections.
Estregan, Emilio Ejercito in real life, was proclaimed Thursday as governor of Laguna province.
The actor, who played villain roles in several action movies, won over gubernatorial candidate Dennis Lazaro.
From the provincial capitol, Estregan went straight to the Ejercitos' ancestral house in Pagsanjan town and celebrated with his supporters and local political allies.
Estregan's first lady, Maita, also was as mayor of Pagsanjan town.
Meanwhile, the provincial board of canvassers also proclaimed Caesar Perez as Laguna's vice-governor. He toppled Estregan's runningmate in the race.
Also proclaimed was Timmy Chipeco as representative of Laguna. -- report from Tina Ganzon, ABS-CBN Southern Tagalog