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Walang sinabi si Jeannie! Len Len Oreta wins another term as Malabon mayor

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Malabon Mayor Len Len Oreta has won another term after defeating Vice Mayor Jeannie Sandoval by a sizeable margin.

Oreta was proclaimed the winner of the mayoralty race Tuesday. He garnered close to 100,000 votes compared to over 55 thousand votes for Sandoval.

The mayor’s congressional candidate, Jaye Lacson Noel, also defeated Sandoval’s husband, Ricky, to become Malabon’s district representative in Congress.

No less than President Rodrigo Duterte endorsed Sandoval’s candidacy, even visiting Malabon in April to campaign for her.

Duterte had threatened Oreta, a Liberal Party member, of arrest if he failed to address Malabon’s drug problem.

“Mayor, linisin mo ang Malabon mo. Bigyan kita ng isang buwan. Sabihin ko kay (Congressman) Ricky, sorry na lang ha, ipahuli ko mayor ‘nyo. Itapon na lang sa Manila Bay (Mayor, clean up Malabon. I’m giving you one month. I’ll tell Ricky, sorry, I will have your mayor arrest,” he said during PDP-Laban’s campaign rally in Malabon.

Oreta, in response, said the city government has been addressing Malabon’s problem since he assumed office.