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(Updated 11:50 a.m.) Elections chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Tuesday said the poll body expects to proclaim all the 12 winning senatorial candidates by 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.
“By tomorrow 7 p.m., exactly 48 hours after the voting period ends, we expect to proclaim the senators. All (the 12 winning) senators. That is what we expect,” Brillantes told reporters at a press briefing.
“That is what we are projecting, we want to proclaim 12 senators tomorrow night,” he added.
As of posting time, the National Board of Canvassers, composed of Brillantes and six commissioners, has canvassed results from Guimaras and Paranaque City.
Based on the partial and unofficial tally as of 10:25 a.m. Tuesday and with 67.43 percent of the returns, Grace Poe is leading the senatorial race with 14,480,405 votes, followed by fellow administration bets and reelectionists Loren Legarda (13,236,955 votes), Alan Peter Cayetano (12,529,209 votes), and Francis Escudero (12,527,364 votes).
There were followed by:
5 Nancy Binay 11,789,643
6 Sonny Angara 11,381,246
7 Bam Aquino 10,956,504
8 Koko Pimentel 10,499,683
9 Antonio Trillanes IV 10,090,054
10 Cynthia Villar 9,819,559
11 JV Ejercito Estrada 9,745,139
12 Gringo Honasa 9,406,758
13 Dick Gordon 9,003,298
14 Migz Zubiri 8,398,140
15 Jack Enrile 8,129,967
— RSJ/VVP, GMA News