Incoming Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong said he did not expect to have a big winning margin.
The Baguio politiko got 41,207 while his closest rival, incumbent Vice Mayor Edison Bilog, had 22,609.
“To be honest, I wasn’t expecting the margin would he like this. We pushed ourselves too much,” Magalong said.
“We are so lucky that the clamor is change,” he added.
Magalong said he ran for mayor because he wanted to give back to the city he grew up in.
“There’s no better place to live in for my family than Baguio. I am from Baguio and I will always be a Baguio boy, and I want to give back to the city after serving the nation,” he said.