Vilma Santos cruising to Batangas victory anew

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 14 2013 05:49 AM | Updated as of May 14 2013 01:49 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Actress and politician Vilma Santos is getting reelected as governor of Batangas province, according to latest results from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Tuesday morning.

The Liberal Party's Santos, whose real name is Rosa Vilma Recto, has 657,025 votes as of 5:17 a.m., according to partial and unofficial results from the Comelec Transparency Server.

Her closest opponent, independent candidate Marcos Mandanas Sr., has only mustered 41,428 votes so far.

Santos' runningmate, Mark Leviste, is also leading the race for vice-governor.

He has 593,812 votes, compared with rival Rommel Arguelles' 72,138 votes.