GOSSIP GIRL: Celebs who won in 2022 national elections

Published May 10, 2022, 11:04 AM

by Giselle Sanchez

Robin Padilla

Action star Robin Padilla is indeed the breakout senator in the Philippines’ 2022 national elections, as he leads in the partial and unofficial tally of votes for the senatorial race. Six out of the 12 senators who won are celebrities from the media or entertainment – Loren Legarda, Raffy Tulfo and Risa Hontiveros are members of the media while actor Jinggoy Estrada and JV Ejercito Estrada are sons of action star and 13th President of the Philippines Joseph Ejercito Estrada.

Lucy Torres-Gomez
Jolo Revilla

In an interview on ABS-CBN, Padilla revealed that he never expected to lead the senatorial race. “Wala po, kahit sa magandang panaginip, hindi ko naramdaman o naisip na ako ay mangunguna na karera na ito, sa pagiging senador. Una, wala naman po akong makinarya, wala naman po akong pera, wala po ako lahat. Ang akin lang po ay paninindigan at mga tulong ng mga kaibigan, asawa ko, si Pangulong Duterte, si Senator Bong Go.”  

Arjo Atayde
Ejay Falcon
Jhong Hilario

Below is the list of celebrity candidates who won local positions in the entertainment, media, or sports industry:

National positions

  • Robin Padilla- senator
  • Loren Legarda – senator
  • Raffy Tulfo – senator
  • Risa Hontiveros   – senator
  • Jinggoy Estrada  – senator
  • JV Ejercito Estrada   – senator

Local posiitions

  • Lucy Torres-Gomez – mayor, Ormoc City 
  • Javi Benitez –  mayor, Victorias City, Negros Occidental
  • Francis Zamora – mayor, San Juan  
  • Yul Servo- vice-mayor, Manila
  • Richard Gomez – congressman, 4th district of Leyte 
  • Arjo Atayde, actor – congressman, 1st District, Quezon City
  • Cutie del Mar – congresswoman, 1st District, Cebu
  • Franz Pumaren – congressman, 3rd District, Quezon City
  • Jolo Revilla – congressman, 1st District, Cavite
  • Lani Mercado-Revilla – congresswoman, 2nd District, Cavite
  • Daniel Fernando – governor, Bulacan
  • Alex Castro – vice-governor, Bulacan
  • Ejay Falcon – vice governor, Oriental Mindoro
  • Jhong Hilario – councilor, Makati City 
  • Jason Abalos – board member, 2nd District, Nueva Ecija
  • Angelu de Leon, councilor, Pasig City 
  • Vandolf Quizon – councilor, Parañaque
  • Aiko Melendez – councilor, Quezon City
  • Alfred Vargas – councilor, Quezon City
  • JC Parker Aguas – councilor, Angeles, Pampanga
  • James Yap – councilor, San Juan
  • Paul Artadi – councilor, San Juan
  • Ervic Vijandre – councilor, San Juan
 
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