Valenzuela local elections, 2010

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Valenzuela mayoral elections, 2010
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Mayoral, vice mayoral, congressional representatives
and all 12 city council seats
Nominee Sherwin Gatchalian Boy Carreon
Party NPC Lakas-Kampi
Running mate Eric Martinez Mar Morelos
Popular vote 162,999 13,920
Percentage 88.15 7.53

Mayor before election

Sherwin Gatchalian

Elected Mayor

Sherwin Gatchalian

Local elections was held in the Valenzuela City on May 10, 2010 within the Philippine general election. The voters elected for the elective local posts in the city: the mayor, vice mayor, the two Congressmen, and the councilors, six in each of the city's two legislative districts.

Mayoral and vice mayoral election[edit]

Incumbent Sherwin Gatchalian is on his second term as the mayor of Valenzuela City. As prescribed by the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines, he is still eligible to run for the same office. On the other hand, another incumbent Eric Martinez is on his first term as the vice mayor of the city.

The incumbent mayor Sherwin Gatchalian ran for mayoralty office under the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) party with his running mate Eric Martinez. Gatchalian, who is a businessman, was the former representative of the city's first district to Philippine Congress from 2001 before his election in 2004. Martinez was a former member of the city's second district council before his election in vice mayoralty position in 2007.

Pablo Hernandez III, a columnist from the tabloid Bulgar also announced his bid in mayoralty race as an independent candidate. He said that he will run for office as "to provide an alternative to the ruling political group in the city.".[1] Another candidate for the office of the mayor is Manuel "Boy" Carreon, is running under the Lakas-Kampi-CMD party. Carreon was dubbed by the Philippine Daily Inquirer as a "politically unknown" person in political arena.[2]

Another candidate for the vice mayor's office is Marcelino "Mar" Morelos, one of the city's councilors for the first district since 2001. Before entering politics, Morelos was a professional basketball player where he played under the Pop Cola Panthers and San Miguel Beermen teams from 1996-2002.[3] The third candidate for vice mayor is Ignacio "Jun" Santiago, also a member of the city's first district council.

Congressional elections[edit]

There were two candidates for the congressman or district representative post of each of the districts of Valenzuela City. The city is divided into two congressional districts: the first district encompasses 23 barangays in the northern portion of the city and the second district which contains 9 barangays.

The incumbent first district representative Rexlon "Rex" Gatchalian running under the Nationalist People's Coalition, the same political party he had during the 2007 election. Gatchalian, a businessman, is the younger brother of the incumbent mayor Sherwin Gatchalian. In 2007, he defeated former mayor Bobbit Carlos in the congressional race, hence making this his first political position ever held. The other candidate for congressman is Atty. Maria Elisa "Leezl" Mendoza, a former government lawyer for the human rights division of the Valenzuela City Hall of Justice and Chairman of the People's Law Enforcement Board (PLEB). Atty. Leezl Mendoza is also the founder of INTEG with advocacies on renewable energy, land use and stewardship as a way towards food security and economic empowerment.

For the second district, the incumbent representative Magtanggol "Magi" Gunigundo ran under the Lakas-Kampi-CMD party. A lawyer by profession, he became the representative of the former municipality of Valenzuela from 1998-2001. The election of 2007 installed him as the second district representative of the city. Gunigundo's opponent to the race is Carlitos "Sonny" Tiquia, a pastor of the Valenzuela Evangelical Church and a former member of the Valenzuela City council.[4]

Many of the candidates for the city council were re-electionists. In the first district, this list includes Corazon Cortez, Gerald Esplana, Katherine Pineda, and Ritche Cuadra; Adrian Dapat, Fernando Padrinao, Kate Abigael Galang, Maria Cecilia Mayo, and Shalani Carla Soledad for the second district. Soledad became infamous due to her previous withdrawal of running for Congress under Lakas-Kampi-CMD, where she decided to seek another re-election under Liberal Party instead. This was to support her boyfriend Senator Benigno Aquino III, presidential bet of the Liberal Party.[4]

Poll survey[edit]

Based on March 2010 mock polls done by the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela, the city's state university, and was attended by 1,355 student volunteers, the following candidates garnered the spot:

Mayoral race (Voters' turnout: 96.75%)[5]
Person Number of mock votes Percentage
Carreon, Manuel 23 1.69%
Hernandez, Pablo III 34 2.51%
Gatchalian, Sherwin 1,254 92.55%
Undecided 44 3.25%
Vice mayoral race (Voters' turnout: 105.24%)[6]
Person Number of mock votes Percentage
Martinez, Eric 916 67.9%
Morelos, Marcelino 276 20.37%
Ignacio, Santiago Jr. 88 6.49%
Undecided ~75 +5.24%

Election results[edit]

The winners of the congressional, mayor and vice mayor seats of Valenzuela City is determined with the highest number of votes received. These positions are voted separately, so there is a possibility that the winning officials came from the same or different political parties.

Mayoral race[edit]

Valenzuela City mayoral election[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
NPC Sherwin "Win" T. Gatchalian 162,999 88.15
Lakas-Kampi Manuel "Boy" C. Carreon 13,920 07.53
Independent Pablo "Pabs" L. Hernandez III 8,002 04.32
Total votes 184,921 100.00

Vice mayoral race[edit]

Valenzuela City vice mayoral election[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Eric "Eric" M. Martinez 83,279 44.93
Lakas-Kampi Marcelino "Mar" G. Morelos 66,911 36.10
Nacionalista Ignacio "Jun" G. Santiago, Jr. 35,177 18.98
Total votes ' '

Congressional race[edit]

First District[edit]

Rexlon T. Gatchalian is the incumbent

Philippine House of Representatives election at Valenzuela's 1st district
Party Candidate Votes %
NPC Rexlon T. Gatchalian 74,977 90.43
Independent Ma. Elisa D. Mendoza 7,933 9.57
Valid ballots 82,910 92.94
Total votes 89,208 100.00
NPC hold

Second district[edit]

Magtanggol Gunigundo II is the incumbent

Philippine House of Representatives election at Valenzuela's 2nd district
Party Candidate Votes %
Lakas-Kampi Magtanggol T. Gunigundo II 66,495 64.10
NPC Carlitos B. Tiquia 37,237 35.90
Valid ballots 103,732 95.26
Total votes 108,893 100.00
Lakas-Kampi hold

Election at the city council[edit]

The voters in the city are set to elect six councilors on the district where they are living, hence registered. Candidates are voted separately so there are chances where winning candidates will have unequal number of votes and may come from different political parties.


Party Mayoral/vice
mayoral candidate
Total votes Total seats
Total  % Total  %
Lakas-Kampi Manuel Carreon 329,566 33.0% 2 14.3%
NPC Sherwin Gatchalian 308,608 30.9% 5 35.7%
Nacionalista None 221,215 22.1% 3 21.4%
Liberal None 136,817 13.7% 2 14.3%
Independents Varies 3,496 0.3% 0 0.0%
Total valid votes cast 999,702 N/A
Total turnout 198,101 100.00%
Total partisan seats 12 85.7%
Seat for Association of Barangay Captains President 1 7.1%
Seat for Association of Sangguniang Kabataan chairmen President 1 7.1%
Total non-partisan seats 2 14.3%
Total seats 18 100.0%

First district[edit]

Legislative districts of Valenzuela City. Areas shown in red represent the first district; blue represent second district.
First district council election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Ritche "RDC" D. Cuadra 57,259 12.91
Lakas-Kampi Katherine "Khay" C. Pineda 52,985 11.94
NPC Antonio "Tony" R. Espiritu 52,139 11.75
NPC Gerald "Gerry" A. Esplana 47,831 10.78
NPC Corazon "Cora" A. Cortez 47,214 10.64
NPC Marlon Paulo "Idol" D. Alejandrino 44,598 10.05
NPC Emmanuel "Noel" S. Delesmo 38,083 8.58
Lakas-Kampi Meilene "Meme" T. Dizor 27,870 6.28
NPC Joel "Joel" S. Angeles 24,501 5.52
Lakas-Kampi Buenaventura "Bong" S. Sanguyo III 21,521 4.85
Lakas-Kampi Ernesto "Nico" M. Trinidad 17,009 3.83
Lakas-Kampi Joel "Joel" M. Co 12,599 2.84
Total votes 89,208 100.00

Second district[edit]

Second district council election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Shalani Carla "Lani" S. Soledad 79,558 14.31
Nacionalista Kate Abigael "Kate" D. Galang-Coseteng 74,811 13.45
Lakas-Kampi Maria Cecilia "Cecil" V. Mayo 56,677 10.19
NPC Lailanie "Lai" P. Nolasco 54,242 9.75
Nacionalista Lorena "Lorie" C. Natividad-Borja 52,218 9.39
Nacionalista Adrian "Adrian" C. Dapat 51,412 9.25
Nacionalista Fernando "Boy" D. Padrinao 42,774 7.69
Lakas-Kampi Kristian Rome "Tyson" T. Sy 39,695 7.14
Lakas-Kampi Moises "MB" S. Beltran 30,107 5.41
Lakas-Kampi Jasmin "Jas" P. Antonio 27,376 4.92
Lakas-Kampi Mary Ann "Keng" D. Manalaysay 24,595 4.42
Lakas-Kampi Johnny "JT" N. Tan 19,132 3.44
Independent Robert "Kuya" T. Cruz 3,496 0.63
Total votes 108,893 100.00


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