Bato gets most overseas votes so far

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 02:46 PM May 17, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Former Philippine National Police chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa has so far obtained the most number of votes from overseas absentee voters (OAV).

According to the Parish Pastoral Council of Responsible Voting’s (PPCRV) partial and unofficial tally as of 1:01 p.m. Friday, Dela Rosa got 124,361 overseas votes.


Trailing behind Dela Rosa is Willie Ong, who is running under the Lakas–Christian Muslim Democrats (LAKAS CMD), who got 120,600 overseas votes and former Presidential aide Christopher “Bong” Go who got 119,990 overseas votes.

Below are the leading top 12 senators based on overseas absentee voting:


  1. Bato Dela Rosa – 124,361 votes
  2. Doc Willie Ong – 120,600 votes
  3. Bong Go – 119,990 votes
  4. Imee Marcos – 118,100 votes
  5. Pia Cayetano – 106,567 votes
  6. Cynthia Villar – 97,034 votes
  7. Francis Tolentino – 84,927 votes
  8. Glenn Chong – 78,970 votes
  9. Sonny Angara – 68,064 votes
  10. Larry Gadon – 67,438 votes
  11. Koko Pimentel – 55,444 votes
  12. Grace Poe – 55,275 votes

The data from the PPCRV transparency server did not indicate the percentage of overseas absentee votes that have already been counted.

However, for the midterm elections, over 1.8 million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were registered voters. (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)

READ: Overseas absentee voting starts

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