CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Pinedas have managed to solidify their position, with both unopposed vice-gubernatorial candidate Lilia Pineda and son gubernatorial candidate Dennis Pineda enjoying an overwhelming turnout of votes.
The unopposed elder Pineda garnered some 775,576 votes as of Tuesday, May 14.
As of Tuesday, the younger Pineda garnered some 636,479 votes against Hizon’s 222,623 votes according to the partial, unofficial results aggregated from Commission on Elections (Comelec) data as of May 14, 2019, 12:26 PM and from 96.8 percent of Election Returns.
Election Returns transmitted, as of Tuesday, include 1,545 of 1,596 clustered precincts.
Meanwhlie, Hizon conceded to Pineda in the provincial race for governor and wished the latter all the best.
The people of Pampanga, he said, deserve all the best service possible. He also said that it is time to move forward as the dust of the political race begins to settle.
For the 1st District congressional seat, unofficial results aggregated from Comelec data showed incumbent Carmelo “Jon” Lazatin with 144,204 – a 44,000 vote lead against Kambilan’s Joseller “Yeng” Guiao.
In the 2nd District, Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo is likely to take his mother’s seat in the House of Representatives with 197,954 votes against Jun Ponio’s 13,803 votes, according to unofficial results aggregated from Comelec data.
PDP-Laban’s 3rd District Rep. re-electionist Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales Jr. managed to muster an overwhelming 223,603 votes against independent rival Cecilia Canlas with only 20,584.
In the 4th District, Ricardo Yabut failed to unseat incumbent Rep. Rimpy Bondoc. Yabut garnered some 73,743 votes while Bondoc mustered 166,529 votes, with the latter being the likely winner in the congressional race.
Ex-officio Board Member Fritzie David-Dizon, re-electionist Board Member Anthony Joseph Torres and Governor Pineda’s daughter, incumbent Lubao Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab, who all ran unopposed for board member under Pineda’s Kapanalig at Kambilan ning Memalen Pampanga (Kambilan), are the likely winners for the 2nd District.
This is the same for incumbent board members Cherry Manalo and Benjamin Jocson in the 1st District. Both ran under Kambilan and were unopposed.
For the 3rd district, veteran Board Members Ananias Canlas Jr., who ran under Liberal Party-Kambilan, and Kambilan’s Rosve Henson and Dinan Labung were unopposed.
In the City of San Fernando, re-electionist Edwin Santiago won’t be leaving the city hall just yet as 99.4 of the election results showed him leading with 73,767 against close rival Vilma Caluag with 51,974 votes.
Kambilan councilors are also in the leading slots in the run for the city council, with only independent councilor candidate Dein Henson in 7th place, according to partial and unofficial results as of press time.
Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin is seen as the obvious winner for the vice mayoralty post with some 65,840 votes against close contender Angie Hizon, who garnered 56,060 votes.
It was a close mayoralty fight between Kambilan’s Ross Gamboa and independent candidate Oday Nacpil for the mayoralty post of Sta. Ana town, with the former garnering 12,478 against the latter’s 12,263, a mere 200 vote to secure the seat according to partial, unofficial results aggregated from Comelec data as of May 14, 2019, 5:20 AM and from 100% of Election Returns.
In Mexico town, 93 percent of the election returns shows incumbent Mayor Teddy Tumang (Kambilan) leading with 38,849 votes against former mayor Roy Manalastas with 20,705 votes, according to 93 percent of election returns.
Incumbent Arayat Mayor Bon Alejadrino (Kambilan) managed to secure a landslide of votes at 41,136 against rival Yot Dizon, who lagged with 8,668 votes.