COMELEC officially proclaimed the incumbent governor Vilma Santos Recto the winner on the recent gubernatorial race. She was proclaimed by provincial COMELEC supervisor in front of thousands of supporters in front of the provincial capitol.
Official Comelec results showed that Santos, a Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats bet, won in 5,840 precincts with 475,740 votes; followed by re-electionist Governor Armando Sanchez, 349,969; retired general Nestor Sanares, 34,606 and Marcos Mandanas, 4,797 votes.
Santos, wife of reelectionist Senator Ralph Recto, won in all but six towns and a city in Batangas province.
She also won in the province's four congressional districts with 31 municipalities and three cities.
In her speech after the proclamation, Santos thanked Batangueños for their support but asked them to cooperate and help her in terms of governance.