#HalalanResults: Jinggoy outside 'Magic 12' in hometown San Juan


Posted at May 15 2019 08:45 AM

Former senator Jinggoy Estrada takes the stage as guest candidate during mayoral candidate Abby Binay’s “Team Performance” miting de avance held in Makati on May 10, 2019. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada lost the senatorial race in his own hometown San Juan, where he served as mayor for 9 years, according to a tally by the Commission on Elections, Wednesday.

Estrada placed 13th in the city with 20,858 votes. He served as San Juan mayor from 1992 to 2001. 

His half-brother, reelectionist Sen. JV Ejercito, was the city's 3rd top choice in the Senate race, collecting 32,851 votes, behind reelectionist Senators Cynthia Villar and Grace Poe with 36,236 and 34,923 votes, respectively. 

Both Estrada and Ejercito clung to the fringes of the winners' circle in the national count, with 96.14 percent of votes tallied past 6 a.m. 

Ejercito was at 13th place with a total of 13,979,521 votes, while Estrada took the 15th spot with 11,103,990    votes, according to a partial and unofficial tally from the Commission on Elections. 

Estrada's daughter Janella lost the San Juan mayoral race against former vice mayor Francis Zamora. 

Click here for ABS-CBN's election results.