Gwen proclaimed as governor-elect of Cebu

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Reelectionist Governor Gwendolyn Garcia was proclaimed winner of Cebu’s gubernatorial race on Tuesday evening.

The final and official tally of votes showed Garcia leading as governor with 1,478,436 votes.

She became the first governor to garner the ‘highest number of legally casted votes’ yet, according to Comelec-Cebu. (

Garcia’s challenger, former tourism chief Ace Durano only garnered 341,455 votes.

Incumbent Vice Governor Hilario “Junjun” Davide III also won his bid with 788,081 votes. His opponent, Dr. Tess Heyrosa, collected 716,480 votes.

Garcia thanked the Cebuanos who voted for her, friends, family, and her supporters during their campaign caravan.