Bongbong Marcos won on Boracay Island
ILOILO CITY––Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. won against Vice President Leni Robredo in the May 9 presidential elections on Boracay Island, the country’s prime tourist destination.
Marcos garnered 8,932 votes in the three villages of the island—Balabag, Manoc-Manoc, and Yapak. Robredo got 8,339 votes, or a margin of 593 votes.
Robredo won in Balabag by 24 votes, but lost by bigger margins in Manoc-Manoc and Yapak.
In the 2016 vice presidential race, Robredo won in the three villages against Marcos with a margin of 1,935 votes.
Robredo visited Boracay Island in February 2022 and met with volunteers and supporters.
Marcos also won Malay town in Aklan with 14,567 votes against Robredo’s 13,428 votes, or a margin of 1,139.
Marcos narrowly won in Aklan by 39 votes. He got 146,323 votes, while Robredo garnered 146,284 votes.
Robredo won by more than 200,000 votes against Marcos in 2016.
Among the key local officials that supported Marcos in the May 9 elections were Aklan Rep. Teodorico Haresco, an ally of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and Gov. Florencio Miraflores.
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