Celebrities among winners in May 13 polls

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 14) — Some TV and movie personalities are among winners in the May 13 elections.

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Two former action stars lead celebrities who won in the recently-concluded midterm polls, both poised for a Senate cpomeback.

Lito Lapid and Bong Revilla are among the 12 apparent winners in the senatorial race, based on the partial and unofficial tally of the Commission on Elections. Lapid ranks seventh with 16,455,739 votes, while Revilla, who was aquitted of plunder in connection with the pork barrel scam but ordered to return ₱240 million, is at tenth with 14,151,053 votes.

Vilma Santos is ahead in the race for the congressional seat of the sixth district of Batangas. With 92 percent of the votes tallied, Santos leads with 87,932 votes ahead of her rival who only got 55,646 votes.

Actors Alfred Vargas and Yul Servo also succeeded to extend their terms as representatives of Quezon City's 5th District and Manila's 3rd District, respectively.

Former actress and TV host Lucy Torres-Gomez was reelected as representative of Ormoc City, Leyte.

Camille Villar, former TV host and daughter of reelectionist Senator Cynthia Villa, who herself is about to have a second term, has been proclaimed representative of the lone congressional district of Las Pinas.

In the provincial level, Jolo Revilla, Bong's son, won another term as vice governor of Cavite.

Celebrities are also set to lead some of the country's popular municipalities and cities, including veteran actor Richard Gomez who was reelected as Ormoc City mayor, Isko Moreno who unseated former President Joseph Estrada as Manila's mayor, Lani Mercado--wife of Bong and mother of Jolo--who won fresh term as mayor of Bacoor City, and former "beauty queen" Ina Alegre Cruz who won as mayor of Pola, Oriental Mindoro.

Meanwhile, some will serve in the local level as councilors such as Jhong Hilario in Makati City's first district, Jaycee Parker-Aguas in Angeles City, Pampanga, as well as Vandolph Quizon in Paranaque's first district.

For updates on the results of the 2019 midterm elections visit www.cnnphilippines.com/thefilipinovotes/2019electionresults/