Bautista, Belmonte retain posts in QC

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Quezon City Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista and Vice Mayor Josefina “Joy” Belmonte won fresh mandates through landslide wins and have been proclaimed winners on by the city’s Board of Canvassers.

The 47-year old Bautista edged his three rivals — Martin Sanchez, Alexander Lague and Leon Peralta — garnering 729,917 votes.

This will be Bautista’s last term.

He vowed to support the next president.


In the congressional race, Vincent “Bingbong” Crisologo won in the first district with 81,799 votes, Rep. Winnie Castelo for the second district with 172,001 votes, Rep. Jorge John Banal Jr. for the third district with 79,579 votes, Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte Jr. for the fourth district with 115,002 votes, Rep. Alfred Vargas for the fifth district with 134,946 votes, and Rep. Kit Belmonte for the sixth district with 102,171 votes.
On the other hand, 34 city councilors were proclaimed.

Jonalyn Sabellano, chairman of the city’s Board of Canvassers, proclaimed the winners at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Carlos Albert Session Hall.

Sabellano said it was the first time in the history of the city that the winning candidates were proclaimed after 100 percent of the votes were counted.

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