Legarda ahead of Javier in Antique House race

/ 03:16 AM May 14, 2019
Exequiel Javier and Loren Legarda

Former Antique Gov. Exequiel Javier and Sen. Loren Legarda are competing for the a seat in the House as representative in the Lone District of Antique. (File photos from Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — Outgoing Sen. Loren Legarda is leading the race for a seat in the House of Representatives in Antique, according to the latest partial and unofficial vote tally of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV).

As of 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Legarda has garnered 7,514, votes, while former Antique Gov. Exequiel Javier has 2,219.


Meanwhile, Robin Rubinos got 108 votes, Rodelo Pidoy 30, and Jun Villaflor 14.

Legarda was born in Malabon City and only established her residency at Barangay Mag-aba in Pandan town on Jan. 1, 2018, citing family roots in filing her candidacy for representative of Antique’s lone congressional district under the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC).


Legarda, one of the four outgoing senators, is looking to end the three-decade dominance of the Javiers in Antique.

READ: Loren Legarda faces longtime Antique gov in race for House seat

(Editor: Alexander T. Magno)

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