Former Ilocos Norte governor Michael Marcos Keon narrowly beat incumbent Laoag City Mayor Chevylle Fariñas in the city’s mayoral race.
He received 28,976 votes while Fariñas got 27,860 votes.
Keon served as the governor from 2007 to 2010.
The current Laoag mayor is 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas’ niece.
The elder Fariñas earlier backed out on his gubernatorial bid against Senior Board Member Matthew Manotoc.