Coin toss breaks tie: Challenger Cudilla wins Araceli mayoralty post

Rex Ruta, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 17 2019 04:37 PM | Updated as of May 17 2019 07:37 PM

(UPDATE) The challenger for the mayoralty post in the town of Araceli in Palawan has been proclaimed winner in the midterm election via coin toss on Friday.

Former Mayor Sue Cudilla defeated reelectionist Noel Beronio in the best of three coin tosses by Election Officer Emil Alili.


Cudilla and representatives from Beronio's camp as well as the Municipal Board of Canvassers and watchers from both parties were present during the coin toss.

The canvassing of votes on Thursday resulted in a tie for Beronio and Cudilla who both received 3,495 votes from 16 clustered precincts.