Noynoy, Mar win in US precincts

By Ging Reyes, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau Chief

Posted at May 14 2010 01:58 PM | Updated as of May 15 2010 02:29 AM

The canvassing of Overseas Absentee Ballots (OAV) in the United States is now complete.

There are 25 polling precincts in the US. Officials received a total of 12,140 ballots but only 11,892 were counted. There were 248 ballots considered invalid or spoiled.

Officials have already sealed the Certificates of Canvass. Consul General Ding Nolasco will deliver the certified ballots to Manila by the weekend.

Number of Polling Precincts in the US:

4 Washington, D.C.
7 Los Angeles
6 New York
4 San Francisco
3 Chicago
1 Honolulu

The voice of Filipino voters in America is clear. Their choice was the tandem of Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Manuel “Mar” Roxas.

The results below reflect the official results of all US ballots that have been canvassed for president, vice president and senator positions.

Official results US canvass


Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III 7,232
Manuel “Manny” Villar 1,509
Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro 1,465


Manuel “Mar” Roxas 8,205
Bayani Fernando 1,108
Loren Legarda 921
Jejomar Binay 872

For Senators, the “Magic 12″ in the US count differs slightly from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the Philippines. Below are the official US results for the senator race.


1. Franklin Drilon 8,068
2. Ralph Recto 7,242
3. Miriam Defensor Santiago 6,766
4. Teofisto Guingona 6,206
5. Risa Hontiveros 5,485
6. Pia Cayetano 5,417
7. Sergio Osmena III 5,343
8. Sonia Roco 5,311
9. Ruffy Biazon 5,155
10. Ramon Revilla Jr. 3,939
11. Juan Ponce Enrile 3,849
12. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. 3,818