#HalalanResults: Sister beats brother for Agusan del Norte House seat


Posted at May 14 2019 11:37 AM

MANILA -- Agusan del Norte Governor Angelica Amante-Matba defeated her brother Erlpe John Amante in his reelection bid as representative of their province's second district in the House of Representatives.

Amante-Matba got 120,068 votes, almost twice more than the 69,623 votes for her brother, according to a tally from the Commission on Elections that has counted 100 percent of the votes. 

Amante-Matba backed the mayoral run in Cabadbaran of her brother's wife Judy Chin-Amante against his alleged mistress Katrina Marie Mortola. 

Chin-Amante secured 26,585 votes against Mortola's 18,891. 

The presumptive new mayor was quoted as saying in a Philippine Star report last year that her husband supposedly introduced Mortala as his “soulmate” as he went around barangays. 

Erlpe Amante is a member of the Liberal Party while his sister belongs to PDP-Laban party chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte. 

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