Mayoral race in Bocaue, Bulacan took an unexpected turn when the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday asked the town’s two mayoralty candidates to draw lots after earning the same number of votes in Monday’s election. Liberal Party (LP) bet Joni Villanueva and independent candidate Jim Valerio both garnered 16,694 votes.
During a toss coin, Villanueva, sister of senatorial candidate Joel “Tesdaman” Villanueva, initially won over rival Valerio.
A coin tosses were used to break deadlocks between the two contenders.
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After three straight rounds of coin tossing, Villanueva prevailed over rival candidate Valerio to became the new mayor of Bocaue, Bulacan. Villanueva chose tails and won in three straight rounds of coin toss.
For those asking about using toss coin for a draw, Linda Jumilla answers, “For those asking why settle election tie by toss-coin: it’s what the law provides. Yes, our election laws are archaic.”