MANILA, Philippines – Cavite gubernatorial candidate Ayong Maliksi has conceded defeat to incumbent Governor Jonvic Remulla.
Maliksi sent a letter to Remulla's camp saying he is accepting the outcome of the polls for the sake of peace and unity in Cavite.
Latest results from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Transparency Server showed Remulla with over 402,889 votes compared to around 352,538 for Maliksi.
Meanwhile, in Imus, Ayong Maliksi's son, Emmanuel, has been officially proclaimed mayor.
Maliksi got 52,137 votes while his fierce rival, Homer Saquilayan, had 49,562.
The Maliksi-Saquilayan battle is one of the most controversial local races as the two candidates got tangled in a legal battle over the 2010 poll results.
Maliksi is now calling for unity in Imus. -- ANC