As Roxas awaits Visayas votes, Binay keeps lead
Posted by akosistella on May 15, 2010
As of the 5:31 p.m. update from the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting PPCRV, the citizen’s arm of the Commission on Elections based at the Pope Pius Center in Manila, Roxas was still nailed to the second spot with 12,670,877 votes.
Binay has so far garnered 13,478,375 votes, widening his lead to 804,669 votes from Thursday night’s 793,358 vote-margin.
Out of the 76,475 polling precincts across the country, 68,871 have already transmitted election returns to the Pius server, a small jump from early Thursday’s 68,373 precincts.
But votes from Central Visayas, much awaited by the camp of Roxas, the running mate of almost-elected president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, still remained uncounted as of 1:03 p.m. Friday.
Roxas’ camp has claimed that the senator will win by a “hairline” against Binay once votes from Central Visayas, his bailiwick, were counted.