MANILA, Philippines – Reelectionist senators JV Ejercito and Bam Aquino failed to crack the Magic 12 of the midterm elections; senatorial derby, based on the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting’s (PPCRV) latest partial and unofficial count Friday night.
The PPCRV, as of 7:52 p.m. Friday, has so far tallied votes from 86,047 out of 87,851 vote counting machines nationwide (97.95 percent).
Eight party-list groups meanwhile are poised to get at least one seat in the House of Representatives based on
Senator Cynthia Villar is still pacing the senatorial race with 25,052,185 votes.
The other candidates in the top 12 are:
- Grace Poe (21,871,538)
- Bong Go (20,377,789)
- Pia Cayetano (19,586,061)
- Ronald dela Rosa (18,732,176)
- Sonny Angara (18,002,726)
- Lito Lapid (16,841,212)
- Imee Marcos (15,693,849)
- Francis Tolentino (15,312,293)
- Bong Revilla (14,498,302)
- Koko Pimentel (14,496,776)
- Nancy Binay (14,416,181)
Ejercito is in 13th place with 14,190,534 votes, followed by Aquino with 14,059,396 votes.
Ejercito trails Binay by 225,647 votes.
In the party-list race, ACT-CIS still leads with 2,604,523 votes or 9.46 percent of votes, followed by the following groups:
- Bayan Muna (1,107,396 /4.02 percent)
- Ako Bikol (1,046,073 / 3.8 percent)
- Cibac (923,453 / 3.35 percent)
- Ang Probinsyano (764,345 / 2.77 percent)
- 1Pacman (709,135 / 2.57 percent)
- Marino (674,125 / 2.45 percent)
- Probinsyano Ako (626,899 / 2.28 percent)
- Senior Citizens (507,600 or 1.84 percent)
- Magsasaka (490,615 / 1.78 percent)
- APEC (478,494 / 1.74 percent)
- Gabriela (444,509 / 1.61 percent)
- An Waray (440,128 / 1.6 percent)
- COOP-NATCCO (413,379 / 1.5 percent)
Party-list groups with at least two percent of total votes cast will earn a seat in the House of Representatives, while what remains of the 59 seats allocated to party-list groups will be divided among party-list groups that got more than two percent of total votes. (Editor: Gilbert S. Gaviola)
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