MANILA, Philippines -- (UPDATED) Boxing trainer Buboy Fernandez, a childhood buddy of Manny Pacquiao, continues to maintain a slim lead for the vice-mayorship of the town of Polangui, Albay, according to unofficial results.
As of 11:26 a.m., Fernandez has 18,345 votes according to partial and unofficial results aggregated from Comelec data. He continues to remain ahead of Atom Borja, who has 16,684 votes.
A third candidate, Dexter Salinel, has only 1,721 votes.
So far, 93.42% of votes have been counted.
Fernandez, an incumbent councilor, has been a mainstay in Pacquiao's camp ever since the "Pacman" started boxing.
He served as Pacquiao's head trainer for the fight against Lucas Matthysse last July 2018, which the "Pacman" won via knockout.
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