Two celebrities who are running for mayoral positions are currently leading in their respective hometowns in the recent unofficial tally by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).
Quezon City re-electionist and Liberal Party (LP) mayoral candidate Herbert Bautista will most likely sit again as mayor after garnering more votes than Buklod’s Myrleon Peralta and independent candidate Martin Sanchez.
Before venturing to the world of politics, Bautista was known for his role as Gilbert in the Bagets movies.
Sen. Bong Revilla’s wife Lani Mercado of Lakas-CMD is also leading the race for being the new mayor of Bacoor, Cavite against Andoy Remulla and Edwin Malvar. She is currently the representative of the second district of Cavite.
Mercado, despite her Congress duties, still managed to balance politics and show business. Her last acting job was back in 2014 at GMA’s show Strawberry Lane.
But not all celebrities could get away with a position using their name.
Fomer 1996 Binibining Pilipas-World Daisy Reyes is currently losing to independent candidate Miguel Ponce III as the mayor of Pateros.
Reyes was previously seen in ABS-CBN’s religious-themed comedy-drama series Oh My G!
Meanwhile in Calagatan, Batangas, former Viva Hot Babes Andrea del Rosario of UNA managed to get more votes as the vice-mayor against LP’s Glenn Aytona and independent candidate Michael Anzalado.
The official canvassing and proclamation of winners in the polls will take place from May 13 to 15.