MANILA—UP economics professor and former anti-trust watchdog Stella Quimbo is poised to take her husband's place in the House of Representatives, based on unofficial results from the Commission on Elections' transparency server Tuesday.
Quimbo, wife of incumbent Cong. Romero Quimbo, was the runaway winner in the race for the congressional seat representing the second district of Marikina City.
She garnered 79,164 votes versus her nearest challenger, Eugene De Vera (13,896).
Before venturing into politics, Stella Quimbo served as department chair of the UP School of Economics and was an official of the Philippine Competition Commission.