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Naga City goes for LP mayoral bet
Posted on 05/14/2013 10:37 AM  | Updated 05/14/2013 2:42 PM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Incumbent Naga City mayor John Bongat of the Liberal Party (LP) appears set to win Monday's elections.

With 34,830 votes, Bongat leads with a significant majority over opponent's Jun Pelagio’s 6,515 votes or Luis Ortega’s 1,450 as of 12:00 pm on Tuesday, May 14.

Bongat is allied with Leni Robredo, congressional candidate and widow of his mayoral predecessor, the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo. Originally a city councilor, Bongat became mayor in 2010 after Jesse Robredo was appointed by President Aquino as the country’s Secretary for Interior and Local Government. Robredo was later killed in an airplane crash off Masbate. -

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