MANILA—Over the past few months, several cast members of "Ang Probinsyano" exited the program in time for the campaign season for the elections.
And now the results are in.
The wide reach of the primetime series, which remains the undisputed No. 1 TV program in the country, was seen as a boon to the respective electoral bids of its former stars.
However, it appears even the phenomenal stature of the show was not enough to catapult some aspirants into politics, whether as a new venture or a comeback.
In photos, here's a look at former "Ang Probinsyano" stars who sought government posts, and whether they clinched the seat they were aiming for:
"President Lucas Cabrera"
With 100% of election returns transmitted as of 9:22 p.m. Tuesday, Manzano was behind Ronny Zamora in the race for San Juan City congressman by some 12,000 votes. Dreamscape Entertainment Television
"Romulo 'Leon' Dumaguit"
The action star is poised to return to the Senate, going by his seventh-place showing in the polls, going by 95.47% of election returns as of 9:22 p.m. on Tuesday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News
"Anton 'Tigre' del Mundo"
In a race with 4 candidates for mayor of Porac town, Pampanga, Lapid settled for third place, according to 100% of election returns as of 9:22 p.m. Tuesday. John Mark Guda, ABS-CBN News
"Homer 'Alakdan' Adlawan"
The "It's Showtime" host garnered the most votes among candidates for councilor in the 1st district of Makati City, based on 100% of election returns on Tuesday night. Dreamscape Entertainment Television
The "Be Careful with My Heart" star sought the congressional seat for the 1st district of Cebu City, but ultimately settled for second in the 4-way race, according Tuesday night's tally drawn from 99.86% of election returns. Dreamscape Entertainment Television
The actor-politician ran unopposed as vice governor of Cavite. This will be his third and last term for the vice-gubernatorial post. Dreamscape Entertainment Television
In a race of six candidates for Quezon City vice mayor, the actor-host placed third, as of the Tuesday night tally from 100% of election returns. ABS-CBN/FILE
The father of matinee idol Daniel Padilla trailed his opponent for Nueva Ecija 1st District Representative, as of the Tuesday night transmission of election returns, which already reached 100%. Dreamscape Entertainment Television
"Francisco 'Paco' Alvarado"
The comedian was eyeing the congressional seat for the 1st district of Camarines Sur, but ultimately settled for second, 100% of election returns showed Tuesday. ABS-CBN/FILE