MANILA - Actor Daniel Fernando was proclaimed Thursday night as the new governor of Bulacan province.
Fernando, who ran under the National Unity Party (NUP), won the gubernatorial post with a lead of more than 300,000 votes.
He obtained 706,903 votes against his closest competitor Agila Natividad of PDP-Laban with 406,366 votes.
Fernando, who was known early in his career for his sexy roles, previously served as vice governor of Bulacan for 3 terms.
Meanwhile, actor Alex Castro was also successful in his reelection bid as board member of Bulacan's 4th district. He received 209,800 votes.
He celebrated the proclamation with his wife Sunshine Garcia, a former Sexbomb dancer and one of the hosts of the weekend gag show "Banana Sundae." - With a report from Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News