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Ferj Biron admits defeat

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Rep. Ferjenel “Ferj” Biron has congratulated Rep. Arthur Defensor Jr. for winning the gubernatorial race in Iloilo.

Based on 99.72 percent of election returns of clustered precincts as of 8:44 p.m. Wednesday, Defensor received 478,081 votes while Biron got 389,631 votes.

“We recognize the result sang election and I take this opportunity to thank all our supporters, everyone who helped me,” he said in an interview on Bombo Radyo Iloilo.

Biron, a doctor by profession, vowed to continue helping people in his private capacity.

“What defines a champion is not winning but rising after defeat,” according to him.