Once a replacement bet, Batangas mayor Beverley Dimacuha wins unchallenged

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 15 2019 04:28 AM

Beverly Dimacuha remains the mayor of Batangas City, following an unopposed candidacy.

She racked up 134,162 votes, while Doc Jun Berberabe, also unchallenged in his bid for the vice-mayoralty, garnered 132,668 votes, based on a 98.55% return of ballots Tuesday night.

Dimacuha rose to the position when she took over the candidacy of her father, Eduardo Dimacuha, in 2016.

The Dimacuha patriarch was mayor for 3 separate terms spanning a total of 22 years and beginning in 1988.

Beverly Dimacuha was considered a political newcomer in 2016.

Her husband, Marvey Mariño, won the congressional seat of the fifth district of Batangas; he, too, was unchallenged. 

Dimacuha and Mariño are 2 of several hundred candidates who won seats even before the elections began by virtue of being unopposed

According to ABS-CBN's research team, Dimacuha is one of 215 mayors and Mariño one of 34 district representatives who technically needed just one vote to win.