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Latest Comelec tally: Bam in, JV out of ‘Magic 12’ , Villar still No. 1

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) latest official senatorial race count Thursday night showed opposition reelectionist Sen. Bam Aquino making it to the Top 12, while Sen. JV Ejercito drifted out of the winners’ circle, even as Sen. Cynthia Villar and Grace Poe retained the top two slots.

Based on Comelec’s latest partial and official count as of 9:30 p.m., Aquino is in 12th spot with 11,001,047 votes.

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He was out of the Top 12 Tuesday night.

Ejercito, who was in 11th place after  Comelec closed its official canvassing late Tuesday night, is now ranked 14th with 10,984,412 votes.

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Villar still leads the pack with 19,383,224 votes, followed by Poe with 17,043,889 votes.

Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher ‘Bong’ Go is in third place with15,685,847 votes followed by Taguig Rep. Pia Cayetano with 15,330,363 votes.

The Comelec, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), has so far canvassed 129 certificates of canvass (COCs) out of the 167 total COCs from the May 13 midterm elections.

Below is the ranking of the top 12 senate candidates based on the latest Comelec count

1) Cynthia Villar 19,383,224

2) Grace Poe 17,043,889

3) Christopher “Bong” Go 15,685,847

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4) Pia Cayetano 15,330,363

5) Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa 14,529,585

6) Sonny Angara 14,023,811

7) Lito Lapid: 12,628,054

8) Imee Marcos: 12,618,428

9) Francis Tolentino: 11,975,435

10) Aquilino Pimentel III: 11,283,357

11) Nancy Binay 11,041,386

12) Bam Aquino 11,001,047

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See the bigger picture with the Inquirer’s live in-depth coverage of the election here https://inq.ph/Election2019

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