There will no longer be an Abad ruling in Batanes after the May 13 elections.
Former Department of Budget and Management Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad failed to win his bid for congressman, losing by just 238 votes to Ciriaco Gato Jr of the Nationalist People’s Coalition.
The Liberal Party politiko had 3,129 votes while his opponent Gato received 3,367 votes.
Abad’s late wife Henedina Abad was congresswoman of Batanes. But she died in October 2017 due to cancer.