Lucy Torres, Richard Gomez, Toto Locsin, ODT Candidates Lead Ormoc City Polls

Ormoc Development Team (ODT) candidates are acing Ormoc City polls. Photo by The City of Ormoc/Facebook
Ormoc Development Team (ODT) candidates are acing Ormoc City polls. Photo by The City of Ormoc/Facebook

Ormoc Development Team (ODT) candidates are acing Ormoc City polls. The group led by actor-turned-politician Richard Gomez, Lucy Torres-Gomez and Toto Locsin, Jr. is on their way to comfortable wins for their respective races based on partial and unofficial results aggregated from Comelec data as of May 14, 2019, 11:24 p.m. and from 99.49% of Election Returns.

Records show incumbent Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez (PDP Laban) is ahead of his political rival, Engr. Eric Codilla (Lakas). The husband of Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez garnered a total of 77,573 votes while his political adversary in the mayoralty race only got 29,795 votes.

Incumbent Ormoc City Vice Mayor Toto Locsin (PDP Laban) is, also, set for a comfortable win with a total of 79,278 votes. Lakas candidate Jingjing Codilla, on the other hand, got 24,586 votes.

As for the city council race, all ODT candidates are currently part of the top 10. Bennet Pongos (PDP Laban) leads the pack with a total of 61,934. Roiland Villasencio (PDP Laban), who got 61,799 votes, and Tommy Serafica (PDP Laban), who garnered 59,022 votes, nabbed the second and third spots, respectively. Other candidates who are likely to secure seats include Nolitz Quilang (PDP Laban) with 58,982 votes, Gerry Penserga (PDP Laban) with 58,509 votes, Jasper Lucero (PDP Laban) with 57,670 votes, Perok Rodriguez (PDP Laban) with 57,155 votes, Vince Rama (PDP Laban) with 57,035 votes, Goito Yraztorza (PDP Laban) with 55,240 votes and EV Mail publisher Lalaine Marcos (PDP Laban) with 46,617 votes.

Incumbent Ormoc City councilors Lea Capuyan-Villar and Jay-R Aparis are set to fail reelection bids after only garnering 30,036 and 28,898 votes, respectively. Godi Ebcas, Docden Capuyan, Voltaire Conejos, Monching Capahi, Dojie Omega, Pedro Pepito, Manny Paete, and Junjun Sia are, also, likely to lose councilor bid.

Meanwhile, Leyte 4th District Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez (PDP Laban) is also on her way for reelection. The wife of Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez is ahead of Winnie Codilla (Lakas) by a wide margin of approximately 120,000 votes. Lucy had 175,191 votes as of May 14, 2019, 2:19 a.m. from 1,737 of the total 1,757 clustered precincts. Codilla, on the other hand, had 50,255 votes.

The Commission on Elections has delayed the proclamation of winners due to failure to transmit 100% of Election Returns on Tuesday. Local broadcaster Kimberly Urboda revealed that the pronouncement of the successful candidates would happen on Wednesday, May 15, morning.