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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.

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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).

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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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