The camp of Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo has claimed victory in the vice presidential race even if the transmission of certificates of canvass has yet to be completed.
Boyet Dy, policy unit head of Robredo's campaign team, said the Liberal Party vice presidential candidate will lead her closest rival, Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. by 24,341 votes even if all the votes that have yet to be counted were credited to him.
The uncounted number of votes were based on the number of registered voters in the nine municipalities which have yet to transmit their certificates of canvass.
Robredo is currently ahead of Marcos by 257,567 votes.
Dy said Robredo is headed for victory as publicly available data shows that it would be mathematically impossible for Marcos to overcome her advantage.
Dy: Robredo lamang kay Marcos by 24,341. Computation based on Robredo's lead 257,567 minus 233,226 uncounted votes pic.twitter.com/XX3K3LWfyQ— Xianne Arcangel (@xianneangel) May 15, 2016
“Sa labingwalong rehiyon ng bansa, panalo po si Cong Leni sa sampu, si Senador Marcos naman ay nanalo sa pito, at ang natitira ay napunta sa iba pang katunggali,” he said.
“Sa kasalukuyang tala ng COMELEC na makukuha mula sa kanilang website as of 2pm, pumasok na ang 99.51 percent ng mga bilang mula sa lahat ng siyudad at munisipyo sa bansa. Siyam na munisipiyo na lang ang wala pang naitatalang COC,” he added.
These remaining COCs are from:
- Allen, Northern Samar
- Catarman, Northern Samar
- Lope de Vega, Northern Samar
- Binidayan, Lanao del Sur
- Masiu, Lanao del Sur
- Tamparan, Lanao del Sur
- Indanan, Sulu, and
- Bacungan, Zamboanga del Norte.
According to the latest count, including the overseas and local absentee voting, Robredo leads Marcos by 257,567 votes.
Even if Marcos wins all the 168,988 votes from the nine remaining municipalities, Dy said it will not be enough for him to overcome Robredo’s lead.
“Dahil po rito, buong-buo ang ating loob at galak sa matagal nang pinakahihintay na balita: sa ngayon, wala nang makakapigil kay Leni Robredo. Siya ang ating susunod na pangalawang pangulo ng bansa,” Dy emphasized.
Dy pointed out that from the start of the partial and unofficial counting, Team Leni has been using the numbers from the COMELEC and transparency servers as basis.
Aside from this, several experts have projected, based on the ongoing tally, that Robredo will win the vice presidency.
“Ngunit minarapat namin na hindi gamitin ang aming mga sariling projeksyon upang hindi pangunahan ang bilangan,” Dy said. — APG/JST, GMA News