Isko Moreno proclaimed as Manila mayor
Updated @ 12:03 a.m. May 15, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — After more than 24 hours since polling precincts closed, Francisco Domagoso, more popularly known as Isko Moreno, was proclaimed Manila’s new mayor on Tuesday at 7:04 p.m.
Moreno led the mayoral race with 357,925 votes against re-electionist Joseph Estrada who got 210,605 votes, according to results from the City Board of Canvassers.
Meanwhile, former Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim garnered 138,923 votes.
“For the past 18 years, I think Manileños were waiting for a different candidate to come along,” Moreno, speaking partly in Filipino, told reporters after his proclamation. “And we are very grateful. It’s a humbling experience.”
“I was not expecting Manileños to give me this mandate. It’s a statement made by the people of Manila,” he added.
In his speech, Moreno said in Filipino: “But remember, this is just the start — when our countrymen are will put their hope in us.”
His running mate, Honey Lacuna, daughter of former Manila Vice Mayor Danny Lacuna, also clinched the vice mayoral race after garnering 394,766 votes.
(Editors: Julie Espinosa and Alexander T. Magno)
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