After winning a fresh mandate in Malabon, Mayor Antolin Oreta 3rd on Thursday vowed to accomplish more projects in return for the trust and confidence of the city residents.
Running under the Liberal Party, Oreta won for a second term after garnering almost 69,000 votes.
He said he is looking forward to the construction of the new Malabon police headquarters, the justice hall, public school buildings, and housing projects.
His latest project prior to the elections was the “state-of-the-art” five-story city-owned hospital.
Oreta’s only rival, Rep. Jaye Lacson-Noel, got 66,000 votes.
Noel is the wife of former An-Waray Rep. Florencio “Bem” Noel, who in the 2013 election ran as mayor of Leyte, but lost to Mayor Alfred Romualdez.
Oreta stressed that his re-election was a very clear approval of the majority of the residents on his stewardship of Malabon.
His running mate, John Anthony “Jap” Garcia, was defeated by Vice Mayor Jeannie Sandoval by almost 21,000 votes.
Sandoval was Noel’s running mate.
Mayor Oreta’s mother, former senator and congresswoman Tessie Aquino Oreta, who ran as representative for Malabon’s lone district, however was defeated by former Rep. Ricky Sandoval by only 1,000 votes.
Rep. Sandoval is the husband of Vice Mayor Sandoval.
Mayor Oreta is a nephew of outgoing President Benigno Aquino 3rd.