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Bam falls to 13th spot in latest Comelec partial, official count

Bam drops out of Magic 12 in Comelec partial, official count

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MANILA, Philippines — Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Bam Aquino was knocked out of the “winning circle” after more than 24 hours of barging into the Magic 12, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) official count showed late Wednesday night.

According to the latest partial and official count of Comelec, Aquino slid from 12th place to 13th place on the second day of canvassing of votes that adjourned at 11:59 p.m.

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Following Aquino’s fall, administration-backed senatorial bets dominated the Senate race with a total of nine out of 12, coming from the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) and Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP).

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PDP-Laban is chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte himself while HNP is the regional party formed by presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio. PDP-Laban is the political party of the administration.

Based on the partial canvass report released by Comelec sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), reelectionists Cynthia Villar and Grace Poe remained at the lead with 10,416,332 votes and 9,151,162 so far, respectively, followed by former Duterte aide Bong Go with 8,549,086.

Taguig Rep. Pia Cayetano followed with 8,417,229 votes, former national police and corrections bureau chief Bato dela Rosa with 8,025,527 votes, reelectionist Sonny Angara with 7,699,782, Ilocos Norte Rep. Imee Marcos with 7,157,978, actor and Senate “comebacker” Lito Lapid with 6,607,637, Mr Duterte’s former adviser and former Metro Manila traffic czar Francis Tolentino with 6,552,739, reelectionist Koko Pimentel at 6,220,434, reelectionist JV Ejercito at 6,079,028, and reelectionist Nancy Binay at 5,949,885.

Aquino got 5,722,776, while reelectionist Bong Revilla followed in the 14th spot at 5,677,321 votes.

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President Duterte’s backed bets and re-electionists still dominated the Senate race based on partial official results from the second day of the national canvassing of votes for the midterm polls, already covering more than half or 89 of 167 certificates of canvass.

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Based on the partial canvass report released by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) on Wednesday near midnight, reelectionists Cynthia Villar and Grace Poe remained at the lead with 10,416,332 votes and 9,151,162 so far, respectively, followed by former Duterte aide Bong Go with 8,549,086.

Taguig Rep. Pia Cayetano followed with 8,417,229 votes, former national police and corrections bureau chief Bato dela Rosa with 8,025,527 votes, reelectionist Sonny Angara with 7,699,782, Ilocos Norte Rep. Imee Marcos with 7,157,978, actor and Senate “comebacker” Lito Lapid with 6,607,637, Mr Duterte’s former adviser and former Metro Manila traffic czar Francis Tolentino with 6,552,739, reelectionist Koko Pimentel at 6,220,434, reelectionist JV Ejercito at 6,079,028, and reelectionist Nancy Binay at 5,949,885.

Opposition reelectionist Bam Aquino fell to 13th spot at 5,722,776, while reelectionist Bong Revilla followed in the 14th spot at 5,677,321 votes.

As of 11:44 p.m. Wednesday, the same ranking for the top six was reflected by Comelec transparency servers showing partial and unofficial results representing 97.06% of nationwide election results from 46.385 million voters so far, but seventh spot was already occupied by Lapid, eighth by Marcos, ninth by Tolentino, 10th by Revilla, 11th by Pimentel, while Binay remained at the 12th spot, followed by Ejercito and Aquino in the 13th and 14th spots, respectively.

As of Wednesday night, the NBOC has so far processed 89 out of 167 certificates of canvass (COCs). The 54 CoCs from provinces, cities, local and overseas absentee voting received and processed on Wednesday were that of Abra, Aklan, Antique, Batanes, Catanduanes, Cebu city, Caloocan City, Marikina City, Pasig City, Parañaque City, Malabon city, Taguig-Pateros, Davao City, Davao del Norte, Ilocos Sur, Kalinga, Masbate, Nueva Ecija, Laguna, Romblon, South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Surigao del Sur, Quirino, Zamboanga Sibugay, Camarines Sur, Sarangani, La Union, Australia, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Islamabad, Phnom Penh, Oman, China, Taiwan, Malaysia. Dili, Vatican city, India, Yangon, the Hague, Prague, Berlin, Indonesia, Hanoi, Cairo , Brazil, Dhaka,Port Moresby, Lebanon, and Tel Aviv.

The NBOC adjourned at midnight on Thursday, 12 hours after it resumed canvassing on Wednesday at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.

See the bigger picture with the Inquirer’s live in-depth coverage of the election here https://inq.ph/Election2019

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