As the results of the May 9, 2022 elections have been moved nearly 100 percent, the results regarding who won the national and local elections are becoming clearer.
Some of these candidates are local entertainment personalities and celebrities, who have taken their chance in politics. Some won and others lost.
Here is the current list of the personalities and celebrities who garnered the most votes against their opponents based on partial and unofficial census data from the polling body COMELEC:
Action star Robin Padilla led the race in the Senate, with broadcaster Ravi Tolvo and former actor Gingoy Estrada taking third and 12th places, respectively.
Ruben congratulated wife, actress and presenter Mariel Rodriguez Padilla, ex-wife Liesel Sekanko and daughter Kylie Padilla, and thanked everyone who voted for him.
Shortly after the election, actor-turned-politician Argo Atide was declared the first congressional district representative in Quezon City (QC), while celebrity couple Lucy Torres-Gomez and Richard Gomez were declared mayor of Ormoc and representative of the 4th District of Leyte, respectively.
Arjo ran under the leadership of QC Mayor Joy Belmonte’s local party Serbisyo sa Bayan.
Actor Jolo Revilla has been announced as the first Cavite District Representative and his mother, former Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla, is the second Cavite District Representative.
Karla Estrada gets enough votes for the Tingog partylist, as she is the third candidate.
In addition to the list of representatives Jason Abalos as a member of the Board of Directors of the second district of Nueva Ecija. Jaffe Benitez as Mayor of the City of Victoria, Negros Occidental; Daniel Fernando, Governor of Bulacan; and Pinoy Big Brother 2008 Big Winner Ajay Falcone as Vice Governor of Oriental Mindoro.
Playwrights Yul Servo and Raymond Bagatsinghe faced off in the Vice Mayor Race in Manila. First won.
Those who have secured a place as a council member in their hometowns are former child actor Nash Aguas in Cavite City. Actress Angelo de Leon in Pasig City; Actor and host Jung Hilario in Makati City; and actor Alfred Vargas at QC’s District 5.
Re-election members Vandolph Quezon and Jumari Yelana will take the seats of the Assembly in Paranik; comedian Lo Veloso in Makati City; And basketball player James Yap in San Juan.
Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2019 Second Miss Globe runner-up that year Liren May Bautista ranked first as a member of the City Council of Los Baños, Laguna.
Here are the personalities who declined to seek positions in the May elections: Anjo Yllana (Congressman for the 4th District, Camarines Sur); Tom Rodriguez (Anak Maharlicang Bilibeno Party candidate); Noli de Castro (Senator), and Nora Honor (National Organization for Responsive Advocacy for Partisan Arts).
Meanwhile, former actor and Mayor of Manila Isco Moreno and boxing champion and Senator Manny Pacquiao have ceded to presumptive president Ferdinand “Bong Pong” Marcos Jr.
Former local representative and Senate President Tito Soto III also ceded the vice presidential race to Davao City Mayor Sarah Duterte-Carpio.
In the Senate race, former QC Mayor Herbert Bautista and producer Manuel Monsur del Rosario III did not make the cut.
Actress Angelica Jones failed to garner enough votes to be a representative of Laguna’s Third District. The same goes for Richard Yap in the first district of Cebu City; Dan Alfaro as Board Member in Bulacan Fifth District; and Long Mejia as a board member of District One in Bulacan.
Former Precious Hipolito Castillo lost to Ravi Tolvo’s son, Ralph, in District Two in the QC.
Robin’s brother, actor and producer Rommel Padilla, has not had the same luck. He faced defeat after contesting a congressional seat in the first district of Nueva Ecija.
Among those who were late in the race were jukebox queen Imelda Papin (Governor of Camarines Sur); Actress Claudine Barretto (Olongapo City Council Member); singer and beauty queen Ali Forbes (QC Consultant); comedian Roderick Paulett (QC Consultant); Arce Muñoz (Advisor, Kayenta, Rizal); Dennis Padilla (Callucan City Council Member); Actor Bobby Andrews (QC Consultant); and Actress Melissa Mendes (QC Consultant).
Miss Shamsi Subsub (ARTE Partylist), singer Moka Osun and Michelle Gumbau (Mothers for Change Partylist) got fewer votes.