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Ping Remulla wins Cavite special congressional election

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Sunday proclaimed Crispin Diego “Ping” Remulla, son of Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla, as the victor in the special congressional elections for Cavite's seventh district.

Remulla, who ran under the National Unity Party, is set to fill the congressional seat vacated by his father after taking the post of Justice Secretary.

He defeated three other independent candidates by garnering a total of 98,474 votes in Trece Martires City and the municipalities of Amadeo, Indang, and Tanza.

Here is the breakdown of the canvassed election results based on the statement of votes by the city and municipalities in Cavite's seventh district:

  • Remulla: 98,474
  • Melencio de Sagun, Jr.: 46,530
  • Jose Angelito Domingo Aguinaldo: 1,610
  • Michael Angelo Bautista Santos: 1,068

Comelec Chairman George Garcia described the special election on Saturday as “very peaceful.”

Comelec spokesperson Rex Laudiangco said the voter turnout for the special polls was at 42.11% after 149,581 votes out of 355,184 registered voters in Cavite’s seventh district were counted. —KG, GMA Integrated News