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Gordon, Lacson top senatorial choices among overseas voters

/ 03:52 PM May 17, 2016
Former senators Richard Gordon (L) and Panfilo “Ping” Lacson

Former senators Richard Gordon (L) and Panfilo “Ping” Lacson. FILE PHOTOS

Former senators Richard Gordon and Panfilo “Ping” Lacson are the leading senatorial candidates among overseas Filipino voters.

According to the consolidated audit report on overseas and local voting released by Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday, Gordon copped the top spot among overseas voters with 40,121 votes.

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Lacson is in second place with 35,287 votes or 4,834 votes less than what Gordon got.

Following them are reelectionist senator Ralph Recto with 34,672 votes, Francisco “Kiko” Pangilinan with 33,567 votes and Senate President Franklin Drilon with 31, 953 votes.

Making up the top 12 list are reelectionist Senator Sergio “Serge” Osmeña III, Sarangani Rep. and boxing champion Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao, Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, former senator Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri, former Akbayan party-list representative Risa Hontiveros, former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and Senator Teofisto “TG” Guingona III.

There are a total of 59 posts all over the world where 432,706 Filipinos showed up to vote.

The Comelec has recorded a voter turnout of 31.45 percent during the April 9 to May 9 overseas voting, the highest since the overseas absentee voting was introduced in 2004.

The total number of registered overseas Filipino voters is 1,376,067. RAM/rga

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