Stars in politics: Lucy Torres, Christopher de Leon proclaimed winners; Bong Revilla, Pacman lead polls
The votes are in and some celebrities have already been proclaimed winners of the 2010 national elections, reports PEP.ph. The stars aligned for TV host Lucy Torres-Gomez, congresswoman of the fourth district of Leyte; veteran actor Christopher de Leon, board member of the fourth district of Batangas; actor and former Quezon City vice mayor Herbert Bautista, mayor of Quezon City; That's Entertainment alumnus Isko Moreno, vice mayor of Manila; actor Alfred Vargas and comedian Roderick Paulate, councilors of the second district of Quezon City; and actress Marjorie Barretto, councilor of Caloocan City, among others.
Meanwhile, other stars are leading the polls including action stars Bong Revilla, Jinggoy Estrada and Lito Lapid who are all gunning for their second terms as senators. Eat Bulaga host and former senator Tito Sotto is in the running as well. Real-life action star, world boxing champ Manny Pacquiao has almost 30,000 votes more than Roy Chiongbian for the lone district of Sarangani province, according to a May 11 report from GMANews.tv.
"Star for All Seasons" Vilma Santos, who is running for her second term as Batangas governor, has a lead of more than 120,000 votes, reports Inquirer.net. Lani Mercado, actress and wife of Bong Revilla, is leading the congressional race in the second district of Cavite.