Gasataya, Benitez, Familiaran lead with 98.22% votes counted

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Former Negros Occidental Rep. Albee Benitez leads the mayoralty race against re-electionist Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, based on the partial and unofficial results as of 6:02 a.m. (438 of 450 election returns) Tuesday.

Benitez garnered (PDPLBN) 167,438 votes against Leonardia’s (NP) 104,443 votes.

In the vice mayoralty race, reelectionist Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran is leading with (NP) 125,519 votes, against Caesar Distrito and Wilson Gamboa with 100,449 and 31,108 votes, respectively. (

For the congressional race, reelectionist lone district Rep. Greg Gasataya (NPC) tops the race with 180,611 votes against Dan Atayde (IND) 78,317; Nonong San Miguel (PDDS) 835; Romy Gustilo (IND) 718; and Willy David (IND) 596.

The total number of registered voters in Bacolod City is 327,403 based on the records of the Comelec-Bacolod.