Albee Benitez proclaimed as Bacolod mayor

0 24

Former Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo “Albee” Benitez was proclaimed as the winner in the Bacolod City mayoralty race.

Benitez got 171,893 votes against incumbent Mayor Evelio Leonardia’s 107,447 votes.

“This is a win for the people of Bacolod. The change that we’re looking for is what I intend to bring,” said Benitez. (

Also proclaimed winner was reelectionist Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran who garnered 128,893 votes.

His rivals Atty. Caesar Distrito and Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. received 103,236 votes and 32,033 votes, respectively.

For congressman, Greg Gasataya won his third consecutive and final term, with 185,470 votes against challenger Dan Atayde’s 80,591.

The winners were formally proclaimed at the Sangguniang Panlungsod session hall at the Bacolod Government Center.