Bam in Magic 12 in early Comelec count but how long can he hang on?

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Tue, 14 May 2019 15:09:56 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Bam Aquino, an opposition candidate, broke into the so-called Magic 12, even as his fellow re-electionists Senators Cynthia Villar and Grace Poe remained the top contenders in the senatorial race, according to the the first batch of partial and official results from the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Meanwhile, Sen. JV Ejercito trailed at the 13th spot, edging out former Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., who slid down to the 14th spot.

The Comelec, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers, has so far canvassed transmitted results from 34 certificates of canvass (COCs) as of 9 p.m.

There are 167 COCs in total.


Here are the partial, official results as of 9 p.m., Tuesday (May 14):

  • Cynthia Villar: 4,092,454
  • Grace Poe: 3,650,288
  • Christopher “Bong” Go: 3,293, 341
  • Pia Cayetano: 3,251,819
  • Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa: 3,128,061
  • Sonny Angara: 3,022,955
  • Imee Marcos: 2,850,643
  • Francis Tolentino: 2,584,833
  • Lito Lapid: 2,520,316
  • Aquilino Pimentel III: 2,439,571
  • Nancy Binay: 2,366,035
  • Bam Aquino: 2,335,724
  • JV Ejercito: 2,292,264
  • Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.: 1,997,438

(Editor: Alexander T. Magno)

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