CITY OF MALOLOS–It’s another sweet victory for re-electionist Bulacan Gov. Daniel Fernando after he was proclaimed on Tuesday with a landslide win against his opponent.
Fernando earns an almost 400,000 marginal winning votes after he garnered 973,749 votes against 576,783 of rival, Vice Gov. Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado.
Bulacan Provincial Election Supervisor Rene Cruz and other members of the Provincial Board of Canvassers Chief Prosecutor Ramoncito Bienvenido Ocampo and Bulacan Schools Division Superintendent Zenia Mostoles raised Fernando’s hand which seals his second term as governor.
His wide lead against the opponent gives him a consistent sweet victory within the past 12 years as an elected government leader in Bulacan.
In his first term as governor in 2019, he had a 246,996 marginal winning votes from rival then City of Malolos Mayor Christian Natividad through 406,366 votes against 159,371.
In his third re-election bid as vice governor in 2016 against opponent, fellow actor Philip Salvador, he took home a run away trophy with more than half a million (526,291) marginal winning votes from 834,042 votes against 308,351 votes.
In his second term vice gubernatorial race in 2013, he had no strong opponents where he demonstrated his first run away victory of earning 735,786 marginal winning votes from 785,923 votes against independent candidate Josephine Lopez’s 50,137 votes.
In his first victory as vice governor in 2010, he also marked a wide lead against opponent, then former senior Board Member Pacifico “Boy” Aniag through 538,326 votes against 326,099 votes.
But Fernando marks his sweetest triumph of all times this recent May 9 election after his chosen vice gubernatorial running mate Board Member Alex Castro and first congressional district former long time Malolos Mayor Danilo Domingo also win with remarkable leads against their opponents.
Castro won against Alvarado’s running mate, former Bulacan Governor and Third District Rep. Joselito Mendoza through 746,832–614,925 votes.
Former long time City of Malolos Mayor Atty. Danilo Domingo steals the first congressional district post from third termer re-electionist Rep. Jose Antonio “Jonathan” Sy-Alvarado through 202,702 against 140,798 votes.
Fernando and Castro are both actors who also both started being Kabataang Barangay officials in their respective towns Guiguinto and Marilao before they started shooting movies and doing commercials.
“Artista kami pero di kami magnanakaw, di kami sinungaling,” are among their top battle cries.
Fernando also advocates ending the vote buying activities in the province. “Bulacan is not for sale,” another battle cry he pushed this election.