MANILA – Las Piñas Mayor Vergel Aguilar and his runningmate, Vice-Mayor Luis Bustamante, won fresh 3-year terms after winning the May 13 polls, the Las Piñas board of canvassers said Tuesday.
Aguilar got 153,503 votes while Bustamante got 137,620 votes.
The board of canvassers also proclaimed Las Piñas Rep. Mark Villar as the winner in the congressional race after he got 148,805 votes. Villar is the son of Sen. Manny Villar and senatorial bet Cynthia Villar.
The board of canvassers proclaimed the winners after getting 94.64% of the total votes cast.
MANILA, Philippines —In Parañaque City, Representative Edwin Olivarez enjoyed a landslide victory over City Councilor Benjo Bernabe, with 115,851 against 82,551 votes.
Bernabe is the son of incumbent Mayor Florencio Bernabe, who has served as city mayor for three consecutive terms. Olivarez, meanwhile, is the incumbent First District Representative for the city.
When interviewed during election day, Olivarez supporters cited last year’s Silverio Compound Demolition as the Bernabes’s Achilles Heel, while on proclamation day, Bernabes’s supporters at the city hall were accusing Olivarez of cheating.
However, Bernabe’s running mate, his fellow Councilor Rico Golez, won with 118,217 votes against Olivarez’s running mate, Edwin Benzon, with 72, 206 votes.
Olivarez’s brother, Eric, meanwhile, topped the first district congressional race with 50,981 votes, while incumbent Vice mayor Gus Tambunting has leveled up to be the next second-district Representative, with 57, 471 votes.
Celebrities such as Ryan Yllana, Roselle Nava and Alma Moreno also made it as city councilors.
MANILA, Philippines – In Muntinlupa City, former mayor Jaime Fresnedi reclaimed his post yesterday, beating re-electionist Aldrin San Pedro in a close contest.
Fresnedi garnered 88,071 votes against San Pedro’s 83,337 votes. Fresnedi ran under the Liberal Party while San Pedro belongs to the United Nationalist Alliance.
He was proclaimed by the city board of canvassers at the Muntinlupa city hall people’s center at past 9 a.m. yesterday along with re-elected Rep. Rodolfo Biazon and Vice Mayor Artemio Simundac.
San Pedro first won the mayoral post in Muntinlupa in 2007 by beating Fresnedi’s wife, Loretta. Fresnedi ran against him in the 2010 polls but failed in his first attempt to get back the mayoral post from San Pedro.
Manila, Philippines — Traffic congestion along existing road networks between Cavite and Laguna will soon be reduced with the construction of an expressway that will link the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) and Cavite Expressway (Cavitex).
From The Manila Bulletin:
The planned Cavite-Laguna (CALA) Expressway will be the third infrastructure project under the Aquino administration that will be executed through public-private partnership (PPP). According to the PPP Center, the project is estimated to cost P43.33 billion.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said the CALA Expressway covers a 28.9-kilometer section from Kawit to Aguinaldo Highway in Silang Cavite and another 18.1-kilometer section from Aguinaldo Highway to SLEx Mamplasan exit in Laguna.
DPWH invited firms to bid for the contract to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain the four-lane 47.02-kilometer at-grade tollway last Tuesday.
Aside from decongesting traffic in Cavite and Laguna, the CALA Expressway also aims to reduce travel time from Cavite and Laguna to Metro Manila and improve the competitiveness of Calabarzon Area as an investment destination.
“The CALA Expressway is aimed to provide a more convenient and faster route from Metro Manila to the Calabarzon Region,” the DPWH said.
Interested bidders are invited to pre-qualify for by submitting requirements on June 10. Prequalification documents worth P100,000 are available for prospective bidders.
ADVISORY: Starting tomorrow Friday May 10, 10AM, Airport Road will now have 2-way traffic flow. #MMDA