CAGAYAN DE ORO (MDN digital, May 22) – After several postponements, the Commission on Elections has finally proclaimed the 12 winning senators today, May 22.
As usual majority of those proclaimed today are candidates of the administration party of President Rodrigo Duterte, with re-electionist Cynthia Villar leading 11 other senators in the recently concluded 2019 Midterm National and Local Elections. Comelec has already completed the counting and tabulation of all votes.
Tally credit to ABS-CBN
Sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) the Comelec completed the tally of COCs with Hugpong Ng Pagbabago's top contender Senator Cynthia Villar bagging the biggest votes with a total of 25,283,727. Villar's biggest votes came from Luzon.
Senator Grace Poe, an independent candidate bagged the second highest number of votes from Luzon Visayas and Mindanao, including the overseas votes, with her total of 22,029,788 votes.
President Dutertes top 4 senatorial bets namely Christopher "Bong" Go, with a total votes of 20,657,702; Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa of PDP Laban who was voted by 19,004,225; Francis Tolentino, 15,510,026 and Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel with 14,504,936 made it to the top 12 slots. Only Mangudadatu did not make it to the Magic 12.
Other Senators included in the magic 12 also include: Lito Lapid, 16,965,464 votes. Lapid was not part of the senators who were imprisoned for accusations of graft and corruptions; Ilocos Norte Gov Imee Marcos, 15,882,628; Ramon Revilla Jr, 14,624,445 votes, and Nancy Binay, 14,504,936.
Veteran senators Bam Aquino from Otso Derecho candidate, JV Ejercito and Jinggoy Estrada did not make it to the Magic 12