The 72-year old Davao City mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte has been voted new Philippine president based onÂ (more than 90%) of the PPCRV (Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting)Â monitor withÂ 15,219,571 votes.
Although it is the Comelec tally that serves as the official reference of winners , the PPCRV receives the sameÂ Comelec results through its server- one among the seven who receives the same.
Running seconds is LP bet Mar Roxas (9,164,292 Votes) followed by (Ind) senator Grace PoeÂ Â ( 8,528,577 votes)Â , UNA bet vice president Jojo Binay ( 5,056,862 votes) and senator Miriam Santiago ( 1,365,626 votes). The ranking tallies with the “exit polls” conducted by SWS (Social Weather Station ) .
According to pollsters, voters constituting 18% of total only decided yesterday (election day)Â who to vote for -signifying the effect of the “bandwagon effect” of the surveys showing Duterte running away in the race.
Duterte relied on lingual affinity to dominate (highly) Mindanao and (moderately) the Visayas and showed strength in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon- places he concentrated visiting in the homestretch, His last SWS ranking was only at 33% of voter preference.
DUTERTE OFFERS HEALING AND FRIENDSHIP
Recognizing the certainty of victory, Duterte offered a “period of healing and friendship” to his rivals. The pro-Federalism leader went and wept at his parents’ grave after the landslide victory.
Duterte’s platform of eradicating criminality and corruption in six months resonated well with the people’s clamor for radical change. Others feared massive bloodletting and human right violations in Digong’s wake.
Digong revealed he will not stay in Malacanang because ” it is a symbol of oppression”.
Senator Poe was first to concede midnight. Mar Roxas is calling a press conference at 10 am this morning .
LENI; SLIM UNOFFICIAL WINNER
Not all is lost with the LP ,however, as Rep Leni Robredo of Camarines Sur is poised to snatch the vice presidency from senator Bongbong Marcos . Leni , widow of well-loved former DILG chief Jesse Robredo- garnered (13.317M votes)Â Â versus Marcos (13.161M votes).
The race was expected to be ruggedly close with Pulse Asia saying before the polls : Robredo (30%) and Marcos (28%) and SWS: Robredo (28%) and Marcos (29%).
The other results for vP: Alan Cayetano (5.448M), Chiz Escudero (4.584M), Antonio Trillanes iV (.796M), and Gringo Honasan (.715M).
The “New Political Boy Wonder” is TESDA former chief Joel Villanueva who surprisingly placed No 2Â among all senate bets with ( 17.315MM Â votes). He came from nowhere and was in the Top 10 in the last survey -but his topping the race was unexpected. People are already talking of at least a VP run in 2022 with his tremendous showing.
Completing the top five are:Â Franklin Drilon (17.325M No 1) Â votes), Tito Sotto ( 16.121 MÂ votes), Panfilo Lacson (15.844M Â votes), Dick Gordon (15.641M Â votes),
Bringing up the 6-10th places are: Migz Zubiri ( 14.994M Â Â votes), Risa Hontiveros (14.887M Â votes), Kiko Pangilinan (14.821M Â votes), Manny Pacquiao ( 14.812MÂ votes). and Win Gatchalian (14.069M votes)
Bringing up the rear are : Ralph Recto (13.267MÂ Â votes)Â and Leila De Lima ( 13.163MÂ votes). Three; Drilon, Sotto and Recto are reelectionist senators while four are former senators: Lacson, Gordon, Pangilinan and Zubiri.