Umali reelected in Nueva Ecija, beats Palayan mayor
Nueva Ecija Governor Aurelio Umali beat his rival, Palayan City Mayor Rianne Cuevas, for the governorship of the province.
Based on partial unofficial results of the local elections, Umali received 822,374 votes against Cuevas’ 366,756.
About 99.5 percent of the votes have been transmitted to the transparency server.
Five incumbent governors of Central Luzon look poised to win their respective races, with Umali winning in Nueva Ecija, Daniel Fernando in Bulacan, Dennis Pineda in Pampanga, Hermogenes Ebdane in Zambales and the unopposed Susan Yap in Tarlac.
In Aurora, Governor Gerardo Noveras switched places with his son, Vice Governor Christian Noveras.
Bataan Governor Albert Garcia switched places with his brother, Rep. Joet Garcia, with the former taking the second district’s congressional seat and the latter winning the governorship.
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