Leni overtakes Bongbong in VP race

Aaron Lozada, ABS-CBN News

Vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo.

MANILA (2nd UPDATE) - Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo has overtaken Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos in the vice-presidential race, according to partial and unofficial results of the 2016 elections Tuesday morning.

As of 4:59 a.m., Robredo was ahead of Marcos by 36,876 votes, with her total of 13,014,447 votes.

Marcos moved to second place with 12,977,571 votes.

Several minutes before the partial and unofficial results were updated, Robredo said via Twitter that votes from her bailiwicks, Bicol, Iloilo and ARMM, have started to come in.

Earlier, the Liberal Party vice-presidential candidate said that based on her camp's own quick count, she is confident that she will win.

"Hindi sa pinangungunahan natin ang ating mga institusyon, ngunit may sarili po tayong operation quick count at nakikita natin na sa dakong huli tayo ang mananaig," she said.

(READ: Leni: 'Sa dakong huli tayo ang mananaig')

The #LabanLeni hashtag became a worldwide top trending topic on Twitter Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, Marcos said Monday that he was anticipating a win, but will continue to closely monitor developments.

"I am feeling that by all indications, we should be successful today. We will continue to monitor and closely watch the developments," he said.

(READ: Bongbong sees victory in VP race)

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, running mate of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (who is leading the partial, unofficial presidential tally), was at third place with 5,337,424 votes.

Senator Francis Escudero was at fourth place with 4,486,335 votes. He was followed by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV with 778,173 votes.

UNA's Senator Gringo Honasan was in last place with 695,606 votes.

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