Belmonte, Sotto win QC leadership seats

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 14) — A Belmonte is back as mayor of Quezon City.

Joy Belmonte, the daughter of former mayor and House Speaker Sonny Belmonte, won over her closest opponent, Bingbong Crisologo, by more than 100,000 votes.

Gian Sotto, Belmonte's running mate, won as vice mayor. He edged out Jopet Sison by over 30,000 votes.

Belmonte was vice mayor to Herbert "Bistek" Bautista for three terms, and Sotto previously served as councilor in the city's 3rd District.

They were proclaimed winners by the Commission on Elections Tuesday.

CNN Philippines Correspondent Xianne Arcangel contributed to this report.