Political neophyte and former police official Benjamin Magalong is the new mayor of Baguio City.
The Baguio politiko got 41,207 while his closest rival, incumbent Vice Mayor Edison Bilog, had 22,609.
Magalong was a former chief of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of the Philippine National Police (PNP.
He led the PNP’s probe into the Mamasapano clash.
“The people have a high expectation, so we really have to start hitting the ground,” Magalong said.
“We are so lucky that the clamor of Baguio is change. At the end of the day, we just simply have to deliver results. Rest assured that I won’t fail you,” he added.