12 of 13 Hugpong bets sweep Senate ‘Magic 12’ in Davao City polls

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 15) — Senatorial candidates allied with the administration flat-out dominated the polls in Davao City, partial and unofficial vote count showed Wednesday.

Twelve of the 13 Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) bets swept the Senate race in the President Rodrigo Duterte’s bailwick, with former Special Assistant to the President Bong Go and ex-Philippine National Police Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa leading the pack.

Go garnered 533, 550 votes, while Dela Rosa tallied 518,778 votes as of posting.

Taguig Rep. Pia Cayetano and reelectionist Senator Cynthia Villar came in at third and fourth with 448,599 and 445,757 votes, respectively.

Out of the HNP slate, only former journalist Jiggy Manicad failed to crack the winning circle. Manicad settled for the 15th spot after accumulating 166,454 votes.

Here’s a look at the Davao City Senate race as of Wednesday, 9:25 a.m.:

Bong Go 533, 550

Bato Dela Rosa 518,778

Pia Cayetano 448,599

Cynthia Villar 445,757

Francis Tolentino 400,297

Sonny Angara 384,773

Imee Marcos 367,008

JV Ejercito 322,773

Koko Pimentel 297,452

Dong Mangudadatu 297,338

Bong Revilla 239,899

Jinggoy Estrada 225,217

Reelectionist Grace Poe and actor-turned-lawmaker Lito Lapid were at the 13th and 14th spots in the city’s senatorial race.

Candidates endorsed by the President have also dominated the Senate polls in the national level.

READ: Duterte allies dominate Senate in tail end of unofficial vote count

Three of Duterte’s children were also proclaimed winners in the city’s local elections, making a sweep of the posts of mayor, vice mayor, and House representative.

A partial, unofficial tally of the Davao City Board of Canvassers on Monday showed incumbent Mayor Sara Duterte dominating the mayoral race against her sole rival, independent candidate Jun Marcellones. Sara will serve along with her brother, Sebastian "Baste" Duterte who ran unopposed as vice mayor.

Meanwhile, the President's eldest son, former Vice Mayor Paolo "Pulong" Duterte, also topped the race for a seat in the House of Representatives representing the 1st District of Davao City.