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Duterte seals presidency in Congress official tally

/ 07:18 PM May 27, 2016
PHILIPPINES-VOTE

Philippines’ president-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a press conference in Davao City, in southern island of Mindanao on May 26, 2016. AFP FILE PHOTO / MANMAN DEJETO

Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte emerged as clear winner in the presidential race as the Congress ended its canvassing of votes Friday evening.

Duterte garnered a total of 16,601,997 votes or 6,623,822 votes ahead of his closest rival, administration candidate Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, who got more than 9,978,175 million votes.

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Congress finished canvassing all 166 certificates of canvass on its third day of official counting of votes, which started last Wednesday.

The tough-talking Davao City mayor was also the clear winner in the unofficial counts.

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Duterte, who is currently in Davao City, earlier said he would not attend his proclamation. RAM

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