Honasan: 'Mahihirapan silang habulin ang last place ko'


Senator Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan II. ABS-CBN News

MANILA - For vice presidential aspirant Senator Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan II, there is nothing to concede.

Partial and unofficial results of the May 9, 2016 elections, as of 2:29 p.m. Tuesday, show Honasan trailing five other vice presidential candidates with only 728,955 votes.

The two leading candidates, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo and Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., have 13,498,198 and 13,307,484 votes, respectively.

Honasan, the running mate of Vice President Jejomar Binay, had also been lagging in pre-election surveys.

"I'm not in contention, so there is nothing to concede," he said.

"If you go by the trend and my numbers, mahihirapan na silang habulin ang last place ko."

He added that the country must "get all hands together behind a majority leader of this nation."

PDP-Laban standard bearer Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is already the presumptive winner of the presidential race, leading by over 6 million votes from second placer Liberal Party (LP) candidate Mar Roxas.

Binay of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) ranks 4th with only over 5 million votes so far. - Report from Carolyn Bonquin, ABS-CBN News

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