Bam Aquino re-enters top 12 of partial, official tally but still ranks 14th in ongoing unofficial count

enablePagination: false
maxItemsPerPage: 10
totalITemsFound:
maxPaginationLinks: 10
maxPossiblePages:
startIndex:
endIndex:

Opposition reelectionist Senator Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 16) — Opposition senatorial candidate Bam Aquino made a comeback in the partial, official tally of the Commission on Elections sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) Thursday evening.

The NBOC adjourned canvassing at 9:33 p.m., having counted 129 of 167 or more than two-thirds of all Certificates of Canvass (CoCs). The figures, however, only reflect 107 of the 167 CoCs, as these cover only electronically transmitted results according to the COMELEC.

Incumbent senator Cynthia Villar still takes the top spot with 19,383,224 garnered votes, followed by reelectionist Senator Grace Poe with 17,043,889 votes. Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go

JV Ejercito -- who was in the 11th spot in the May 15 partial, official recount -- dropped to the 14th spot in the latest update with 10,984,412 votes. This led Aquino's re-entry in the so-called "Magic 12" with 11,001,047 votes, even as he remains in the 14th place in the partial, unofficial count.

Here are the top 15 senators, as canvassed by the National Board of Canvassers.

1. Cynthia Villar - 19,383,224

2. Grace Poe - 17,043,889

3. Christopher "Bong" Go - 15,685,847

4. Pia Cayetano - 15,330,363

5. Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa- 14,529,585

6. Edgardo "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 "Koko" Pimentel Jr. - 11,283,357

11. Nancy Binay - 11,041,386

12. Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino - 11,001,047

13. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. - 10,988,697

14. JV Ejercito - 10,984,412

15. Jinggoy Estrada - 8,654,021

An unofficial tally is being conducted by by the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting -- the accredited citizen's arm of the COMELEC. The official tally is based on the 167 certificates of canvass from the 85,769 clustered precincts, while the unofficial tally is from data directly sent from vote-counting machines to the transparency servers of the COMELEC.

Here are the top 15 senators in the partial, unofficial count of the PPCRV, according to an 8:28 p.m. tally.

1. Cynthia Villar - 25,003,479

2. Grace Poe - 21,836,835

3. Christopher "Bong" Go - 20,327,792

4. Pia Cayetano - 19,546,236

5. Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa- 18,685,022

6. Edgardo "Sonny" Angara - 17,969,831

7. Lito Lapid - 16,809,902

8. Imee Marcos - 15,664,533

9. Francis Tolentino - 15,276,066

10. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. - 14,467,366

11. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel Jr. - 14,462,481

12. Nancy Binay - 14,393,136

13. JV Ejercito - 14,164,217

14. Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino - 14,039,398

15. Jinggoy Estrada - 11,253,028