Monday, May 10, 2010

Aquino, Binay in early lead for president, vice president

By Tetch Torres
First Posted 19:25:00 05/10/2010

Filed Under: Elections, Politics, Eleksyon 2010

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MANILA, Philippines – Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay are leading the presidential and vice presidential race respectively, according to the initial transmission of results from various precinct count optical scanning machines nationwide.

Aquino, standard-bearer of the Liberal Party, is ahead of his rivals with 86,990 votes while Binay, runningmate of former president Joseph Estrada, is on top of the vice presidential list with 104, 042.

Estrada is behind Aquino, with 67, 425 while Senator Manny Villar is in third, with 55, 639, according to the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting, which started announcing the partial results immediately after the polling precincts closed at 7 p.m.

Other candidates for the presidency: Administration candidate Gilbert Teodoro: 27, 117; Brother Eddie Villanueva, Bangon Pilipinas, 7,947; Vitaliano Acosta, who was disqualified early in the race but whose name has remained in the ballot has 1,546;
Senator Richard Gordon, 1,088; Nicanor Perlas: 382; Senator Ana Consuelo “Jamby”, 332: and JC Delos Reyes of Kapatiran, 330.

In the vice presidential race, Senator Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, runningmate of Aquino, is in second with 81, 116 while Senator Loren Legarda, Villar’s candidate, is in third with 58, 740.

The rest: Administration candidate Edu Manzano, 9, 122; Bayani Fernando, Gordon’s runningmate, 4,883; Perfecto Yasay, 2330; Dominador Chipeco Jr., 519; and broadcaster Jay Sonza, 464

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