Angeles City has new mayor, Mabalacat City mayor reelected

Re-elected Mabalacat City Mayor Cris Garbo and runningmate Vice Mayor-Elect Geld Aquino were proclaimed yesterday as winners in the Mayoralty and Vice Mayoralty post in this City. Garbo and Aquino obtained 52,517 votes and 52,509 votes, respectively. (Chris Navarro)

ANGELES City Incumbent Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr, scion of former mayor and congressman Carmelo “Tarzan” Lazatin, is the new mayor of this highly-urbanized city.

Lazatin, of the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas, defeated Former Clark airport chief Alex Cauguiran of the Kambilan Party and Incumbent Vice Mayor Bryan Nepomuceno of the Partido Abe Kapampangan in the mayoralty race.

As of 12:53 p.m. Tuesday, Lazatin earned 58,955 votes while his two opponents, Nepomuceno and Cauguiran got 45,479 votes and 26,006 votes, respectively.

The two other candidates for city mayor, Edel Morales and Ryan David, garnered 1,235 votes and 1,101 votes, respectively.

The mayor-elect vowed to continue the programs of his late father, including free medicines for the indigents, scholarship, and others.

Lazatin said he will also implement other programs like peace and order, vehicular traffic decongestion, livelihood, and education.

The incoming mayor is a brother of re-elected Pampanga 1st District Congressman Carmelo “Jon” Lazatin II.

Congressman Lazatin defeated Coach Joseller “Yeng” Guiao, who is also a former representative of Pampanga’s first legislative district.

Congressman Lazatin got 81,153 votes while Guiao earned 46,884. The third candidate for congressman, Bernadette David, got 1,899 votes.

Garbo regains post

Incumbent Mayor Crisostomo Garbo has regained his post in the recently-concluded mid-term elections.

Garbo, the official candidate of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) defeated incumbent Vice Mayor Christian Halili of the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) in the two-way mayoralty race.

As of Tuesday, Garbo garnered 52,102 votes while Halili got 34,381 votes based on the election returns transmitted to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Upon learning that he is leading the mayoral race with a big margin Monday night, Garbo immediately gathered his relatives and friends in a thanksgiving prayer.

The emotional mayor, who belongs to a Christian community, vowed to serve the people and the city with honesty and sincerity.

Garbo thanked his supporters and the people of Mabalacat for supporting him.

He is the official candidate of the Nationalist People’s Coalition.

He vowed to continue his programs on health, peace and order, livelihood, education, among others.

Garbo’s runningmate in the vice mayoralty race, incumbent Councilor Gerald Aquino, was also elected.

Aquino defeated former mayor Marino “Boking” Morales, the longest serving mayor in the city.


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