James Yap leads list of election winners among sports personalities

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 12) — PBA superstar James Yap is among the sports personalities who won in the 2022 elections.

Yap, who took a leave of absence from the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to focus on his campaign, secured a council seat after placing fourth (21,427 votes) in the first district of San Juan City.

The vote counts are based on the 100 percent transmission of election returns from the Commission of Elections' transparency server.

Yap’s former teammates Paul Artadi and Don Allado also won in their bids as San Juan City councilors.

Artadi was elected in the first district with 23,247 votes, while Allado clinched the last spot in the second district with 20,269 votes.

Francis Zamora won via landslide in his reelection bid as San Juan mayor with 66,883 votes — an insurmountable lead over his opponent Jun Usman, who only got 9,413 votes.

Zamora captured two UAAP championships with the De La Salle University Green Archers in the late 1990s.

Robert “Dodot” Jaworski Jr. dominated his opponents in the vice mayoralty race in Pasig City. The former Barangay Ginebra player received 205,250 votes.

Meanwhile, Charo Soriano won a council seat in the lone district of Tuguegarao. The former Ateneo Lady Eagles standout and co-founder of the Beach Volleyball Republic placed second with 40,728 votes.

Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino is the mayor of Tagaytay City again after running unopposed. He previously held the position from 2004 to 2013.

Vergel Meneses won his reelection bid as mayor of Bulakan, Bulacan. The former PBA Most Valuable Player got 24,195 votes.

Ex-Olympian Eric Buhain won his bid as representative of the first district of Batangas. The decorated Southeast Asian Games athlete received 143,573 votes.

Lawyer Rebo Saguisag secured a council seat in the first district of Makati City. The UAAP executive director placed sixth and got 85,438 votes.