Duterte allies sweep Philippine elections as expected

NO WINNERS. Otso Diretso candidates Samira Gutoc, Mar Roxas, and Romy Macalintal onstage during their thanksgiving concert on May 8, 2019. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines (Updated) – Not a single opposition candidate is becoming a senator, after the 12 spots in the Senate were dominated by President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies.

Reelectionist Senator Cynthia Villar is the top victor with a total of 24,082,934 votes, based on the latest partial and unofficial results from the Commission on Elections transparency server as of 4:40 am Tuesday, May 14, with 92.61% of precincts having transmitted results.

Completing the 11 seats are other reelectionist senators and administration bets who ran under Duterte’s PDP-Laban and the Hugpong ng Pagbabago slate of his daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio.

At second place with 21,078,911 votes was Poe, followed by former special assistant to the president Bong Go in third place, with 19,480,785 votes.

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