Filipinos, once again, declared their faith in the elections as more than 70 percent of the almost 62 million registeredvoters trooped to the polls Monday to choose the leaders they want to lead the country.
Results of the city of Manila’s electoral race provided more excitement with former actor Isko Moreno (real name Francisco M. Domagoso) beating former President Joseph Estrada and former senator and Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim for mayorship of Manila.
The defeat of Estrada in the hands of his former vice mayor was just one of the bigger debacle for the political dynasty that the former actor who rose to become San Juan mayor, senator, president and Manila mayor, tried to build in two towns in Metro Manila.
There was also an upset in Pasig City with Vico Sotto, son of showbiz personalities Vic Sotto and Coney Reyes, defeating re-electionist Bobby Eusebio, whose family has been in control of the city for almost three decades.
Photojournalists Luis Liwanag and Vincent Go went around Metro Manila and captured the public’s participation and dedication to the democratic exercise.