2013 Election Results: Grace Poe leads Senatorial race, based on partial and unofficial COMELEC countBy Angel Cuala on May 13, 2013 in Asia, Local, Politics •
Updated: May 14, 2013 2:20 p.m.
Manila, Philippines – Grace Poe is leading the 2013 senatorial elections results, with 4,607 votes based on the initial and unofficial count from the Commission on Elections (COMELEC). Poe, 44, is the daughter of the late Fernando Poe, Jr. (FPJ), the King of Philippine Movies and a former presidential candidate.
As aired at local early evening news on Monday, May 13, 2013, the initial, partial, and unofficial senatorial results came from 30 of 78,166 Election Returns from the COMELEC. Re-electionist Senator Loren Legarda landed on the second spot, while Bam Aquino, cousin of President Noynoy Aquino (PNoy), landed on the third spot.
As noted in reports, the result came from COMELEC‘s transparency server as of 7:23 p.m. (local time) and only represents 0.03% of expected total votes, and therefore may not be the actual trend of the final results. All polling center nationwide were officially closed at 7 p.m., but there are still voters waiting in line.
Meanwhile, the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), composed of COMELEC chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. and its six members announced later today that the session set this evening has been suspended, will resume at 10 in the morning Tuesday, May 14. The unofficial counting will continue, though.
“Now, the system of canvassing is ready for transmission results so bukas na ‘yan. Pero we don’t expect to be receiving much of the results in the next two hours so we decided to adjourn. By that time, a substantial number of electronic results shall have been received by the system.” Sixto Brillantes, Jr. told reporters.
“On Wednesday, May 15, about 7 p.m., that should be the culmination of this political exercise,” Brillantes added. On the other hand, the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) will continue accepting election results and will feature an unofficial tally on its site.
Below is the list of the Top 12 Senatorial candidates and their initial, partial, and unofficial COMELEC vote counts, along with the remaining candidates who landed on the Top 20.
1. Grace Poe – 4,607
2 Loren Legarda – 4,589
3. Bam Aquino – 4,548
4. Nancy Binay – 4,036
5. Francis “Chiz” Escudero – 3,924
6. Alan Cayetano – -3,888
7. Edgardo “Sonny” Angara – 3,717
8. Cynthia Villar – 3,532
9. Koko Pimentel – 3, 426
10. Antonio Trillanes – 3,266
11. Ramon “Jun” Magsaysay Jr. – 3,187
12. Migz Zubiri – 3,076
The rest of the Top 20 Senatorial candidates:
13. Risa Hontiveros – 2,934
14. JV Ejercito Estrada – 2,699
15. Richard “Dick” Gordon – 2,471
16. Jack Enrile – 2,421
17. Gringo Honasan – 2,328
18. Jamby Madrigal – 2,023
19. Mitos Magsaysay – 1,656
20. Edward Hagedorn – 1,444
Top 12 Leading Senatorial candidates for 2013 elections
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