Comelec to proclaim winning senators, party-list groups Wednesday

Lady Vicencio, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 22 2019 01:39 AM | Updated as of May 22 2019 11:28 AM

MANILA (2nd UPDATE) - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will hold the proclamation of winning senators and party-list groups on Wednesday, May 22.

The proclamation of senators will be at 10 a.m., while the proclamation of party-list groups will be at 7 p.m. at the Philippine International Convention Center, the Comelec said early Wednesday.

The Comelec originally scheduled the proclamation on Tuesday, but had to reschedule for a second time as the poll body was still canvassing election returns from Saudi Arabia and waiting for those from Washington, which represent some 200,000 voters.

The proclamation was first scheduled on Sunday and then reset to Tuesday.

Nine of 12 available seats in the Senate looked set to go to administration candidates and the rest to "independents," earlier unofficial tallies showed.

Leading the winning senators is Cynthia Villar, who has 25,283,727 votes, followed by Grace Poe with 22,029,788 votes and Christopher "Bong" Go with 20,657,702 votes.

Here are the final and official results from Comelec as of 12:00 a.m. Wednesday:

  1. Cynthia Villar - 25,283,727
  2. Grace Poe - 22,029,788
  3. Bong Go - 20,657,702
  4. Pia Cayetano - 19,789,019
  5. Bato dela Rosa - 19,004,225
  6. Sonny Angara - 18,161,862
  7. Lito Lapid - 16,965,464
  8. Imee Marcos - 15,882,628
  9. Francis Tolentino - 15,510,026
  10. Koko Pimentel - 14,668,665
  11. Bong Revilla - 14,624,445
  12. Nancy Binay - 14,504,936

The National Board of Canvassers wrapped up the canvassing of votes for the senatorial posts and party-list past 1 a.m. Wednesday, a week after the midterm elections.

At 11 p.m. Tuesday, the last certificate of canvass from Washington DC was successfully transmitted and received by the NBOC.

Results of the manual and automated elections have also been consolidated.

Representatives of candidates for senatorial posts and party-lists have been given out invites for the proclamation.

Each senatorial candidate is allowed 5 guests due to the limited space in the venue.