#HalalanResults: Mangudadatus still rule in Maguindanao


Posted at May 15 2019 01:25 AM

#HalalanResults: Mangudadatus still rule in Maguindanao 1
Esmael Mangudadatu (right) won as representative of the second district of Maguindanao. File/Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

The Mangudadatu name will stay as the ruling political clan in Maguindanao.

Bai Mariam Mangudadatu won the gubernatorial seat by getting 251,773 votes, beating Freddie Mangudadatu (192,252). 

Bai, incumbent mayor of Datu Abdullah Sangki town, is the wife of Sultan Kudarat First District Congressman Suharto Mangudadtu while Freddie, outgoing mayor of the Mangudadatu municipality, is the younger sibling of incumbent Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu. 

Esmael, meanwhile, moved from being governor to congressman after winning as Second District representative by claiming 119,988 votes over closest rival Nathaniel Midtimbang (101,121).

The results was based on the 95.66 of votes accounted by Comelec as of 9:22 p.m, Tuesday.

Suharto, likewise, is triumphant in Sultan Kudarat where he ran unopposed as governor.