Winners proclaimed in 94% of barangays

MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday, October 30, announced that a total of 39,424 barangays have proclaimed the winners in the elections that took place Monday.

The figure represents 93.8% of the total 42,028 barangays nationwide. Proclamations are complete in 6 regions, confirmed a tweet by Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez.

Proclamation of Winners: 100% in R. I, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI. 98-99% in CAR, R II, VIII, X, XI, XII, CARAGA. 94% in R-IX, 62.7% in R-VII — James Jimenez (@jabjimenez) October 30, 2013

Most of the remaining 2,604 barangays are those which have not held elections on Monday, as well as those in 2 areas where elections are postponed.

Polls were not held in at least 97 barangays in 7 provinces on Monday for various reasons, from inclement weather to security threats. The polls there were reset to a later date, with some taking place within the week.

In addition, the barangay elections in Zamboanga City (with 98 barangays) and Bohol (with 1,109 barangays) were postponed to November 25.

In a 2 pm press briefing on Tuesday, Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr said, "Less than 24 hours after polls closed, we're already near 75%. By tonight or tomorrow, we may be able to complete all the rest."

At 1 pm Tuesday, 73% of barangays have proclaimed the winners. Four hours later, at 5 pm, 91.5% reported proclamations of election victors.

Comelec, however, disclosed that the proclamation of some candidates was suspended due to pending motu proprio cases filed against them. These bets were either said to be nuisance candidates, non-registered voters, or convicted of a crime.–

The following is the status of proclamation of winners per region as of Wednesday:

 * Elections in Bohol (in Region VII) and Zamboanga City (in Region IX) were postponed.

Michael Bueza

Michael Bueza is a researcher and data curator under Rappler's Research Team. He works on data about elections, governance, and the budget. He also follows the Philippine pro wrestling scene and the WWE. Michael is also part of the Laffler Talk podcast trio.