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Palace on Zamora winning San Juan mayoralty race: Expected na!

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By Prince Golez

San Juan Mayor-elect Francis Zamora’s victory in the 2019 elections against incumbent Vice Mayor Janella Ejercito Estrada was “expected,” said Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.

PDP-Laban’s Zamora garnered 35,060 votes while Ejercito-Estrada of Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino had 24,813 votes in the race for mayor, ending the 50-year rule of the Estrada family in the city.

“Iyong sa San Juan naman expected na iyon dahil matagal na ring pinaghandaan ni Francis iyong mga halalan diyan,” Andanar said in a radio interview.

He added that in 2016, Zamora only lost to outgoing Mayor Guia Gomez, one of the common-law wives of former President Joseph Estrada, by a narrow margin of 1,233 votes.

“Tapos konti lang iyong agwat noong kanilang diperensiya noong dati eh, noong 2016 ‘di ba, si Francis saka si Mayor Guia Gomez,” said Andanar.