How politician-athletes fared in 2016 polls

ABS-CBN Sports on May 10, 2016 09:51 AM
How politician-athletes fared in 2016 polls
Just like in sports, athletes and sports personalities are either on the winning track or losing end in their respective bids for public office.

Eight-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao kept his place inside the Magic 12 in the senatorial race as of 9:00 a.m. Tuesday morning in the 2016 national elections.

The 37-year-old retired boxer and former two-term Sarangani congressman earned 14,718,248 votes based on the partial and unofficial results from the Commission on Elections Transparency Server.  

Other athletes and sports personalities are either winning or lagging behind in their respective bids.

1PACMAN represented by PBA team GlobalPort Batang Pier and PBL multi-titled squad Harbour Centre owner Mikee Romero is currently in third spot in the party-list race with 1,240,479 votes. 

Adamson coach Franz Pumaren is in the fifth spot of the winning list of councilors in the fifth district of Quezon City.   

Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao is in second place in his re-election bid as congressman for Angeles City in Pampanng trailing behind Carmelo Lazatin.

Former PBA cager Yoyong Martires won a seat as second district councilor in Pasig City while former University of the Philippines basketball varsity Martin Reyes is currently in fourth spot as councilor in the lone district of Dasmarinas City with 167,064 votes.

Another cager Paul Artadi, who played for University of the East alongside James Yap and Purefoods in the PBA, landed a spot as councilor in the 1st district of San Juan.   

Former Letran and Coca-Cola Tigers coach Binky Favis running for city councilor in the second district in Paranaque is topping the race with 82,004 votes.

Taekwondo jin and 1986 Asian Games bronze medalist Monsour Del Rosario is winning by a mile in his congressional bid in the 1st district of Makati with 76,231 votes ahead of closest rival Norman Garcia (38,014).

Former De La Salle cager Francis Zamora lost in his bid as mayor in San Juan to re-electionist Guia Gomez while ex-Letran Knights and PBA center Mark Andaya who is running for councilor in the fifth district of Manila is trailing far behind at 19th place with 8,934 votes.

Jobe Nkemakolam, former Ateneoo de Manila cager, is in the losing end in his congressional seat attempt behind frontrunner Edward Maceda.

PBA legend and Jose Rizal University mentor Vergel Meneses (13,281) is trailing race leader Berting Bituin (16,239) for Bulacan, Bulacan vice mayor. 

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