Nueva Vizcaya Representative Luisa Loren Cuaresma defeated former governor Ruth Padilla for her second term during the May 13 elections.
The Nueva Vizcaya politiko got 114,338 votes against Padilla’s 88,459.
Four towns in the province will also have four female mayors.
Physician Remelyn Peros unseated incumbent Mayor Lucita Tan in Aritao.
Elizabeth Balasya, who’s also a doctor, defeated Kayapa Mayor Paul Ligmayo.
Solano Mayor Eufemia Dacayo ran unopposed and was reelected for her second term.
Quezon Mayor Dolores Binwag was also reelected for her second term.