In denial! Even in his own barangay, Erap can't believe he lost to Isko

Mayor Erap Estrada and incoming Isko Moreno / compiled photo from Inquirer and ABS CBN 

Erap Estrada has been dethroned as the challenger Isko Moreno won the mayoral race, according to reports.

As of 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Moreno received a total of 348,425 votes cast against Estrada's 204,084, while Lim earned 134,631 votes, placing him as the third.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News Tuesday, Estrada said he’s still in disbelief over his defeat to Moreno considering he was leading on surveys.

With this, Estrada said he couldn’t understand why Moreno got more votes than him in his own barangay.

Despite the wide gap on vote results, Estrada clarified he is not conceding yet as he believes that he became someone’s “project,” with people ganging up on him and his family.

If recalled, Moreno agreed to become Estrada’s running mate in 2013 with the agreement that the former president would serve only for one term.

Despite his earlier statement, Estrada still promised of a “last hurrah” and sought reelection in 2016. Moreno ran for senator instead and lost.

The 44-year-old Moreno, the youngest of Manila’s mayoral candidates, got his payback 3 years after. 

Meanwhile, Honey Lacuna, Moreno’s running mate, is also set to win another term as vice mayor. She garnered 382,705 votes compared to 260,489 for former Congressman Amado Bagatsing.

Source: Politiko

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