Roxas ahead of Binay in Bohol


Posted at May 14 2010 08:00 PM | Updated as of May 15 2010 04:00 AM

By Vera Leigh Lasam, ABS-CBN Central Visayas

TAGBILARAN CITY, Philippines –Vice presidential candidate Senator Manuel “Mar” Roxas II of the Liberal Party (LP) is ahead of his rival, Makati Mayor Jejomar “ Binay of PDP-Laban, in Bohol based on the transmitted certificates of canvass from the province’s 47 towns and one city.

The Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBOC) said Roxas received 261,592 votes while Binay had 185,504 votes.

Sen. Loren Legarda came in third with 63,507 votes and Edu Manzano was fourth with 16,089 votes.

The last to transmit their election results were the towns of Jetafe, Garcia Hernandez, Jagna and Mabini due to a signal problem.

Bohol Election Supervisor Eliserio Labaria said the delayed transmission of Certificates of Canvass (COC) to the PBOC from the 4 towns did not affect the PBOC’s transmission of the COC to the central server. 

The transmission from the provincial level to the national level went smoothly, the poll official said.

Transmission of COCs from the municipal level to the provincial and national levels was done simultaneously.