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Roxas should not yet concede, wait for ARMM votes—analysts

Posted by akosistella on May 11, 2010


MANILA, Philippines – Analysts agree that the remaining 8 million votes yet to be transmitted are crucial in determining who between Makati mayor Jejomar Binay and Sen. Manuel Roxas will snag the Vice Presidential seat.

“In the case of Mar (Roxas) and Jojo (Binay), they need to watch out for ARMM because it’s still around a million votes,” Ateneo College of Law dean Antonio La Vina told ANC on Tuesday.

Binay and Roxas have been in a tight battle for the second highest position as initial Commission on Elections (Comelec) results showed that Binay leads the race with 39.51% of votes while Roxas closely follows with 36.84%.

Via ABS-CBN News


Most Arroyo ex-Cabinet men second-placers in local polls, unofficial tally shows

Most of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s former Cabinet members who are seeking local elective posts have yet to catch up with their rivals, partial and unofficial results of the May 10 polls showed.

GMA Network’s tally as of 9:31 a.m. on Tuesday showed that former Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, former presidential chief legal counsel Raul Gonzalez, former Justice Secretary Agnes Devanadera and former presidential peace adviser Hermogenes Esperon placed second to their rivals.

Ermita, who is seeking a House of Representatives seat in Batangas’ first district, received 92,207 votes. His sole rival, Tomas Apacible, got 116,357 votes.

via GMANews.TV.


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