Comelec to proclaim Senate winners Wednesday as 9-3 trend for Team PNoy holds
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(UPDATE 17 - 2:37 p.m. - May 14, 2013 ) MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Elections announced it will proclaim the winners of the Senate race Wednesday evening as the 9-3 trend in favor of the administration continued to hold Tuesday as shown by the partial, unofficial tally from the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting.
At the resumption of the national canvass Tuesday morning, Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. announced that the proclamation of the Senate winners would take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Nine senatorial bets of the administration's Team PNoy led by Grace Poe Llamanzares, daughter of the late action king and 2004 presidential candidate Fernando Poe Jr., and three candidates of the opposition's United Nationalist Alliance led by Nancy Binay, daugther of Vice President Jejamor Binay, remained in top 12.
Poe, former chief of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, kept the top spot with a 1.2-million vote-margin over second placer Loren Legarda.
With 53,377 of 78,166 clustered precincts counted, the top 15 in the Senate race so far are:
1 POE, GRACE (Tean PNoy) - 14,577,772
2 LEGARDA, LOREN (Tean PNoy) - 13,337,308
3 CAYETANO, ALAN PETER (Tean PNoy) - 12,615,611
4 ESCUDERO, CHIZ (Tean PNoy) - 12,608,513
5 BINAY, NANCY (UNA) - 11,890,741
6 ANGARA, EDGARDO (Tean PNoy) - 11,462,783
7 AQUINO, BENIGNO BAM (Tean PNoy) - 11,047,023
8 PIMENTEL, KOKO (Tean PNoy) - 10,569,868
9 TRILLANES, ANTONIO IV (Tean PNoy) - 10,154,346
10 VILLAR, CYNTHIA HANEPBUHAY (Tean PNoy) - 9,893,129
11 EJERCITO ESTRADA, JV (UNA) - 9,816,890
12 HONASAN, GRINGO (UNA) - 9,474,631
13 GORDON, DICK (UNA) - 9,051,846
14 ZUBIRI, MIGZ (UNA) - 8,469,207
15 ENRILE, JUAN PONCE JR. (UNA) - 8,191,127