Friday, May 14, 2010

Gov. Recto and Leviste confirmed

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BATANGAS CITY—Re-electionist and Liberal Party gubernatorial candidate Vilma Santos-Recto and her running-mate Marc Leviste were proclaimed here Thursday night as the winners in the May 10 elections.

Recto had faced Santo Tomas Mayor Edna Sanchez, who replaced her husband ex-Gov. Armando Sanchez, who had died in hospital after suffering from stroke while campaigning in Lipa City.

Recto received 602,397 votes, giving her a margin of 211,717 votes over the 390,680 votes received by Sanchez.

Leviste received 629,584 votes, 387,881 more than the 241,703 received by Edwin Ermita, the only son of former Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, who had also lost in the First District.

Recto vowed to improve the delivery of basic services to Batangas and to boost health, education, agriculture, tourism, transportation, public safety and security.

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