Comelec tally: Chiz overtakes Loren for No. 1
MANILA, Philippines—Senatorial candidate Francis Escudero yesterday dislodged fellow Genuine Opposition candidate Loren Legarda from the top spot in the senatorial races, based on the canvassing of the Commission on Elections.
Helped by votes from his home province of Sorsogon, as well as those from Iloilo City and the results of the Local Absentee Voting, Escudero chalked up 1,875,192 votes—giving him a narrow 180-vote edge over Legarda, who posted 1,875,112 votes.
When the National Board of Canvassers adjourned its session yesterday shortly before 5 p.m., there were still eight GO, two Team Unity and two independent candidates in the Magic 12.
In the tallies of the National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel), the GO ticket was still at the forefront by a ratio of 7-3-2.
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