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Jhong Hilario, Rico J. Puno elected in Makati

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MANILA, Philippines – Two celebrities were elected as new political leaders in Makati City.

Former “It’s Showtime” host Virgilio “Jhong” Hilario and Rico J. Puno are two of the councilors of the 15-member council of Makati City.

Hilario garnered 80,135 votes which placed him on the top of the council race, while Puno was on the third spot with 65,255 votes.

The two of them were under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), the same party of proclaimed mayor and vice mayor Abigail “Abby” Binay and Monique Lagdameo, respectively.

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Hilario left his hosting stint to give way for his political career, while Puno had a successful triple heart bypass surgery in April 2015.

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