Herbert Bautista proclaimed as Quezon City Mayor

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 |

Herbert bautista is now finally proclaimed as Mayor of Quezon City the biggest municipality in Philippines. Inquirer.net reported as follows :

MANILA, Philippines—Former actor and vice mayor Herbert Bautista was finally proclaimed the winner in the Quezon City mayoral race Tuesday morning, beating his closest rival Mike Defensor by a wide margin.

Bautista, the anointed candidate of outgoing mayor Feliciano Belmonte Jr., said the landslide win was akin to getting an early birthday present as his birthday is on Wednesday.

The Liberal Party made a clean sweep of the mayor, vice mayor and congressional seats in Quezon City with all winners in the said positions coming from Bautista’s local slate.

Winning as congressmen were Liberal Party bets Bingbong Crisologo for District 1, Winnie Castelo for District 2, Bolet Banal for District 3 and Belmonte for District 4.

The three-termer Bautista won with 497,965 votes over Defensor’s 126,246, a win perceived to be due to Belmonte’s endorsement and that of the Iglesia ni Cristo.

Ou vongratulation to now Mayor Herbert Bautista.