ILOILO CITY – Political clans continued to dominate Iloilo politics based on results of Monday’s midterm elections. Iloilo Rep. Arthur Defensor Jr. was proclaimed winner in Iloilo’s gubernatorial race on Thursday, defeating fellow congressman Ferjenel Biron. Defensor’s brother provincial board member Lorenz Defensor will succeed him as representative of Iloilo’s third congressional district. Provincial board member Defensor won by a landslide against fellow board member Emmanuel Gallar. Former health secretary Janette Garin will replace her husband as Iloilo first district congressman, a post she has previously held.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer May 16, 2019 11:26 UTC