It was not even close.

            This is what observers said when the results of the Pasay City local elections were being flashed by the Commission on Elections at the Cuneta Astrodome last May 9, 2016. 

            By the time more than 95% of the total number of precincts was uploaded, it was evident that Mayor Antonino G. Calixto will serve the people of Pasay for a third straight term.
At around 2:30 AM of May 10, 2016, when all the results of the 430 clustered precincts in Pasay City were uploaded, Calixto, along with his sister, Emi Calixto-Rubiano and newly elected Vice Mayor Noel “Boyet” del Rosario were proclaimed as the newly elected officials of Pasay City.  The COMELEC also proclaimed the duly elected members of the City Council including the son of Mayor Calixto, Mark Anthony from the First District of Pasay, and his nephew Joey Calixto Isidro from District 2.

            “Today is a special day in my life because you have given me the best birthday gift.  You have given me the chance to serve the people of Pasay and continue the plans and programs I have for the City,” Calixto said to the cheers of his supporters.  Also celebrating her birthday during the proclamation was Councilor-elect Donna Vendivel.

            Calixto, of the Liberal Party, garnered a total of 113,218 votes while the closest contender was former Congressman Dr. Jose Antonio Roxas, who received 42,411 votes.  PDP-Laban bet Jorge del Rosario had 10,552 votes while Independent candidate Pastor de Castro Jr. received 940 votes.

            In the Congressional race, Calixto-Rubiano received 140,141 votes while Atty. Santiago Quial received 30,679 votes.  Independent candidate Atty. Jose Tebelin had 1,925 votes.

            It was a close head to head race for Vice Mayor.  Newcomer and Liberal Party Candidate Boyet del Rosario scored a big upset over incumbent Vice Mayor Marlon A. Pesebre.  Del Rosario received 94,362 votes while Pesebre had 81,389 votes.

              In the First District, Mark Anthony Calixto of the Liberal Party garnered 51,081 votes.  He is also the top vote getter for both districts.  Rounding up the list for councilors for the First District are the following: Jerome Advincula, Ma. Antonia Cuneta, Alberto “Abet” Alvina, and Ricardo “Ding” Santos.  The proclamation for the sixth and final slot for councilor was deferred by the COMELEC.

            In the Second District, Arnel “Moti” Arceo is the first on the list with 50,644 votes.  Completing the lineup for the Second District are the following: Allan Panaligan, Editha Manguerra, Joey Calixto Isidro, Donna Vendivel, and Aileen Padua.  Except for Panaligan, all are members of the Liberal Party.

            At around 3:00 AM, Calixto addressed the crowd once more after the proclamation.          

“The result of this election just goes to show the confidence of the people of Pasay under my leadership.  We will all work together for the progress and development of Pasay.  On behalf of my family, we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  This is truly the one of the best birthdays I had.” 


 Press Release: Pasay City - Public Information Office

Wednesday, May 11, 2016