People have cast their vote during the May 9 elections 2022. Now that vote counting is almost done, here are the updates on who are the candidates leading the national elections.
On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. still holds the lead in the Presidential race with over 30 million votes, which could see him win the highest seat of power more than three decades after his dictator father was ousted from power.
As of today, partial and unofficial results from the Commission on Elections’ transparency server showed Marcos Jr. with 30,602,519 votes so far, representing 58.78% of total votes reported for all presidential candidates. He is followed by Leni Robredo with 14,599,091 votes so far representing 28.04% of the total votes.
Vice Presidential Race
In the second-highest position, Sara Duterte leads the vice presidential race with 30,799,687 votes so far, representing 61.17% of the total votes. She is followed by Kiko Pangilinan with 9,095,045 or 17.96% of the total votes.
Based on the partial and unofficial count provided by the Commission on Elections’ transparency server, actor Robin Padilla is currently the top choice for senator.
Padilla garnered votes of over 25 million followed by three-term senator and incumbent House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, Idol Raffy Tulfo, Win Gatchalian, Chiz Escudero, Mark Villar, Alan Peter Cayetano, Migz Zubiri, Joel Tesdaman Villanueva, Jv Estrada Ejercito, Risa Hontiveros, and Jinggoy Estrada respectively.
Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos delivered a statement of gratitude to supporters saying ‘Hindi makapag-antay ang aking pasasalamat’ (My gratitude could not wait.) on late Monday night.
“We know that the count is not yet done, is not yet over, kailangan pa rin tayong magbantay (we still need to watch over the votes) but I want to issue a statement and essentially it’s a statement of gratitude to all of those who have been with us in this long and sometimes very difficult journey for the last six months,” Marcos said during his “address to the nation”.
“I want to thank you for all that you have done for us, there are thousands of you out there, volunteers, parallel groups, political leaders that have, that cast their lot with us, because of their belief in our message of unity, because of their belief in the candidate, sa tambalang Marcos at Duterte kaya’t napakalaking pasaslamat namin sa inyong lahat (in the Marcos-Duterte tandem thus our huge thanks to all of you),” he said.
On the other hand, Robredo asked supporters to respect election results, saying “We need to listen to people’s voice”. Despite reports of voting irregularities, she wholeheartedly tells supporters to accept the election results, as an unofficial quick count shows rival former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. with a large lead.
“Gayumpaman, sinasabi ko sa inyo: Alam kong mahal natin ang bansa, pero hindi puwedeng maging ugat pa ng pagkakawatak-watak ang pagmamahal na ito (Despite it, I am telling you: I know we love our country but this love cannot be the reason why we will be divided),” Robredo said in a speech delivered early Tuesday morning.
“Palinaw na nang palinaw ang tinig ng taumbayan. Sa ngalan ng Pilipinas na alam kong mahal na mahal rin ninyo: Kailangan nating pakinggan ang tinig na ito, dahil sa huli, iisa lang ang bayang pinagsasaluhan natin (The voice of the people is getting clearer. In the name of the Philippines I know you all love too: We need to listen to this voice, because in the end, we share the same country),” she added.
She emphasized, however, that not all is lost because they began something unprecedented in the country’s history, mentioning a volunteer-driven campaign to remove an “old and rotten” system.
Lacson also expressed his thoughts the day after the elections. He is looking forward to spending time with his family and enjoying peace and quiet in these challenging times. Lacson ranks 5th in the partial, unofficial results.
“I’m going home. After being away too long looking after the needs of other people, it is time to serve my family for a change. Enjoying peace and quiet in these challenging times will probably be my life’s greatest reward”, he tweeted. – WhatALife!