This is the roundup of top news stories today, May 10, 2016.
Osmena, Gullas poised to make City Hall comebacks
Former Mayor Tomas Osmeña is returning to City Hall. Osmeña has been proclaimed winner earlier today. Unofficial data as of 4 a.m. showed Osmeña with 266,556 or 53.4% of votes. Re-electionist Mayor Mike Rama had 232,641 or 46.6% of votes, with 99.76% of precincts reporting as of 4 a.m., according to Rappler data. Vice Mayor Edgar Labella leads with 251,912 over Nestor Archival, with 222.116.
Osmeña thanked his supporters in his Facebook page, while Rama said he won’t concede and said he was cheated.
I will not leave my office until we know what exactly has happened. The people have been robbed…Accepting and conceding right now is not the right thing to do. We will fight. Numbers were always on our side…The votes of my opponent are my votes. Our lawyers will act on the rule of law. We will adhere to the rule of law. Mayor Mike Rama via Cebu Daily News twitter account.
In Talisay City, former mayor and congressman Eduardo Gullas was reported to have garnered 58,068 or 61.8% of votes to win the elections. Incumbent Mayor Johnny de Los Reyes only got 22,855 votes or 24.3%.
Read: Cebu Daily News: Comebacking Osmena, Gullas take lead in mayoralty race.
Luigi Quisumbing wins as Mandaue City mayor
Rep. Luigi Quisumbing has won the Mandaue City mayoralty race over Lolypop Ouano. Quisumbing got 85,433 votes over Ouano’s 65,055.
Gov. Davide leads Winston Garcia
Reelectionist Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III is leading closest rival Winston Garcia, according to initial vote tallies. With 95.25% of precincts reporting, Davide was reported to have 580,398 or 47.8% of votes over Garcia’s 557,419 or 45.9% of votes, as of 4 a.m. today.
2 die while lining up to vote in Cebu
TWO people–a 46-year-old and a 60-year-old–died while lining up to vote yesterday in Cebu City. Timoteo Pepito, 60, died after fainting while lining up in Compostela, while Terry Taneza also suffered a heart attack while waiting for her turn to vote in Barangay Careta.
Read: Freeman: 2 suffer fatal attacks while lining up to vote.
2 men nabbed for vote-buying
TWO reported supporters of Team Rama and Ating Guro were arrested for vote-buying in Labangon just hours before the elections started. The two men were found holding cash and election-related paraphernalia. However, charges against them were dropped by prosecutor Maria Theresa Casino as the proof presented were not sufficient.
In any election, losers will always look for reasons, but for us, we don’t look for any reasons because we will win. Mayor Mike Rama.
Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Prosecutor drops charges against 2 men nabbed for vote-buying.