Delta is new Pampanga governor


Incumbent vice governor Dennis Pineda has won the gubernatorial race in Pampanga by a large margin of votes against his closest rival Bacolor Mayor Jomar Hizon.

Based on the Commission on Elections transparency server, Pineda has garnered 647,759 votes while Hizon got 225,908 as of May 15, with 98.68 percent of votes counted.

Hizon has conceded to Pineda’s win wishing him “all the best.”

Incumbent Governor Lilia Pineda, who is unopposed for the vice governor position, has gathered 796,834 votes.

Congressional winners
For congressional candidates, incumbent Pampanga First District Representative Carmelo “Jon-jon” Lazatin II got 146,838 votes while his rival basketball coach Joseller “Yeng” Guiao got 103,057 votes, according to Comelec’s transparency server.

In the second district, Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo is likely to take his mother’s seat in the House of Representatives with 205,580 votes against Jun Ponio’s 14,183 votes.

In the third district, re-electionist Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales Jr., gathered an overwhelming 226,785 votes against his independent rival Cecilia Canlas with only 20,809 votes.

In the fourth district, incumbent Representative Juan Pablo “Rimpy” Bondoc is seen to maintain his post with 172,013 votes while his rival Ricardo Yabut got 74,916 votes.

Board members
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 second district.

This is the same for incumbent board members Cherry Manalo and Benjamin Jocson in the first district.  Both ran under Kambilan and were unopposed.

For the third district, veteran Board Members Ananias Canlas Jr., who ran under Liberal Party-Kambilan, and Kambilan’s Rosve Henson and Dinan Labung were unopposed.

For the fourth district, Pol Balingit and Nelson Calara were also unopposed.

In the City of San Fernando, re-electionist Edwin Santiago will stay in his post as 99.4 of the election results showed him leading with 73,767 against closest 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 seventh 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 percent 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.