Liberal Party bet in the vote-rich Province of Cebu, Atty. Hilario “Junjun” Davide has been proclaimed as the winner for the gubernatorial race during the May 2013 elections, ending the political grip of the Garcia’s in Cebu.
The son of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr., got a total of 654,054 votes while his opponents, Pablo John Garcia III got 490,148 votes. Two other gubernatorial candidates have lower votes namely Klasmit Boyet Cortes and Lito Bulala.
During an interview on Friday, Davide stated that he will promote the culture of transparency and accountability at Capitol in his first 100 days. He was quoted as saying that “This is a journey towards integrity,” Garcia stated.
The Governor-elect of Cebu said earlier that the election results show that the people in Cebu “are tired of the Garcias.” Out of the four Garcias running for elective posts in the entire province, only Nelson Garcia and former Governor Gwendolyn Garcia won.
Nelson Garcia won as Mayor of Dumanjug while Gwen Garcia was proclaimed as Cebu’s third district representative. Former congressman Pablo Garcia, lost to Provincial Board member Wilfredo Caminero in the second district of Cebu while Vice Mayor Marlon Garcia, lost in his bid for Mayor of Barili against incumbent Teresito Mariñas.