#HalalanResults: Bam Aquino joins 'Magic 12' in Comelec's partial, official results

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 15 2019 01:40 AM | Updated as of May 15 2019 08:57 AM

MANILA (UPDATE) - Opposition candidate Sen. Bam Aquino is in the senatorial race winning circle in the latest partial and official results from the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Bam, who is seeking reelection under the Otso Diretso slate, is in 12th spot with 2,335,724 votes.

The National Board of Canvassers has so far tallied 34 certificates of canvass (COCs) as of 9 p.m. Tuesday night.

Here are the partial and official results from Comelec:

• Cynthia Villar - 4,092,454
• Grace Poe - 3,650,288
• Bong Go - 3,293,341
• Pia Cayetano - 3,251,819
• Ronald dela Rosa - 3,128,061
• Sonny Angara - 3,022,955
• Imee Marcos - 2,850,643
• Francis Tolentino - 2,584,833
• Lito Lapid - 2,520,316
• Koko Pimentel - 2,439,571
• Nancy Binay - 2,366,035
• Bam Aquino - 2,335,724

However, in the partial, unofficial results aggregated from Comelec data, with some 95.99 percent of votes canvassed, Bam dangles outside of the so-called "Magic 12."

He ranked 14th with 13,859,099 votes, just behind fellow reelectionist senators JV Ejercito and Nancy Binay with more than 100,000 votes and 350,000 votes, respectively.

Bam debuted as a national politician in 2013 when he first ran for the Senate under the "Team PNoy" slate named after his cousin, the then president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III.

His Senate bid was his first for an electoral post, having been known previously for his work as head of the National Youth Commission, and then as a social entrepreneur. 

He succeeded in his 2013 bid, placing 7th overall with 15.5 million votes. 

When Aquino's presidency ended in 2016, Bam became part of the Senate minority under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. 

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- With a report from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News

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