De los Reyes wins in Cebu's Talisay City

By Edgar Escalante, ABS-CBN News Cebu

Posted at May 15 2013 05:36 AM | Updated as of May 15 2013 01:36 PM

CEBU -- Liberal Party (LP) mayoralty candidate JVR de los Reyes pulled off a victory over Nacionalista Party (NP) bet Eduardo Gullas in Talisay City, Cebu.

With 33,587 votes, de los Reyes defeated Gullas who had 32,418 votes.

De los Reyes rejoiced as he was officially proclaimed winner Tuesday afternoon after a close fight for this year's midterm elections.

His runningmate, Romeo Villarante, was declared vice mayor with 23,740 votes. Villarante beat NP candidate Alan Bucao and independent bet Aber Belleza.

Danny Caballero, who also ran under LP, led the race for the councilor seat with 38,000 votes.