Remulla and Revilla ahead in Cavite gubernatorial race

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - Incumbent Governor Juanito Victor "Jonvic" Remulla Jr. and Board Member Ramon "Jolo" Revilla are leading by a wide margin against their respective opponents in the gubernatorial and vice gubernatorial races in the province, based on the latest Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Parish Pastoral Council Responsible Voting (PPCRV) partial, unofficial count.

Remulla, 45, of Lakas-Christian-Muslim Democrats (CMD) is leading by more than 51 thousand votes against lone opponent Erineo "Ayong" Maliksi of Liberal Party (LP) based on the PPCRV tally as of Tuesday afternoon.

His running mate, the 24-year-old Revilla, is winning by over a hundred thousand votes against 38-year-old Ronaldo Jay Lacson, Maliksi's partner, for the vice governor position.

Revilla is a son of Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla while Lacson, a son of Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson.

In prime tourist destination Tagaytay City, Dr, Agnes Tolentino (LP) is leading by some four thousand votes against former House Rep. Jesus Crispin "Boying" Remulla (Nacionalista Party), a brother of the governor.

Tolentino's husband, incumbent Tagaytay Mayor Abraham "Bambol" Tolentino is winning in the province's 7th District congressional race against former Rep. Gilbert C. Remulla by some 13 thousand votes.

In Imus City, the province's capital, Emmanuel L. Maliksi (LP) is leading by a margin of 1,500 votes against Homer T. Saquilayan (NP).

The race involving Maliksi and Saquilayan is being looked up to by the electorate considering the electoral court battle that went by between the two protagonists in the last three years in the historical city.

The other winning mayoralty candidates in Cavite are Virgilio Varias (LP), Alfonso municipality; Dahlia Loyola (LP), Carmona; Totie Paredes (Lakas). Cavite City; Jennifer A. Barzaga (NUP), Dasmarinas City; Walter Echevarria Jr. (LP), General Mariano Alvarez (GMA); Danilo Bencito (NP). Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, also called Bailen; Ony Ferrer (NP), Gen. Trias; Bienvenido Dimero (NP), Indang; Reynaldo "Tik" Aguinaldo (LP), Kawit; Edwin Sisante (NP), Magallanes,'Reynaldo Rillo (LP), Maragondon; Eric Vida (NP), Mendez-Nunez; Junio Dualan (NP), Naic; Boy Alvarez (NP), Noveleta; Omil Poblete (Lakas), Silang; Marcus Ashley Arayata (LP) Tanza; and Lindo Herminio (NP), Ternate.

Unopposed in the mayoral race are Nonong Ricafrente (LP), Rosario; and Melan de Sagun (UNA). Trece Martires City.

Leading candidates in Bacoor City were not immediately known as the election returns have yet to be transmitted to the Comelec, it was learned.

The Comelec under Lawyer Arnulfo H. Pioquinto started Tuesday the canvassing of votes cast at the Sangguniang Panglalawigan (Provincial Board) building at the Capitol here.

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