MANILA, Philippines – Almost all candidates for president and vice president won the polls in cities and provinces where they trace their roots, unofficial results showed as of early Tuesday morning, May 10.
At least 89% of the precincts nationwide have transmitted results to the Transparency Server of the Commission on Elections as of 7:08 am – 14 hours after poll precincts closed. (READ: Record-breaking: At least 81% of voters join elections)
In the presidential race, 3 candidates led the count in cities and provinces they considered home: Vice President Jejomar Binay, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, and former Secretary Manuel Roxas II.
In Makati City, with 95.71% of the precincts transmitting, Binay is number 1, but not overwhelmingly. He has 127,073 or only 42.9% of the votes, considering he and his family have ruled the richest city for 30 years.
Binay is also winning in Isabela, the province of his mother where he spent his childhood. He got 337,436 or 51.0% of the votes.
In Davao City, 96.6% of the votes or 596,054 have so far gone to Duterte, who has been mayor, vice mayor, and congressman there for more than 20 years.
Capiz delivered to hometown boy, its former congressman Roxas. He has 220,502 or 76.3% of the votes.
Negros Occidental, home province his mother Judy Araneta, also made him number 1. He got 654,110 or 53.5% of the votes so far.
Iloilo did not give the majority of votes to Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, who grew up there, nor to Senate Grace Poe, who was found as an infant outside the Catholic cathedral in the town of Jaro.
Santiago is 4th in Iloilo, with 56,689 votes or 5.6% of the total. Poe is second with 157,252 votes or 15.6%.
Vice presidential results
In the vice presidential race, 4 candidates won overwhelmingly in their home provinces or city: Ferdinand Marcos Jr, Leni Robredo, Alan Peter Cayetano, and Francis Escudero.
Marcos swept the the votes in his home province of Ilocos Norte, where his older sister and mother are unopposed as governor and congresswoman, respectively. Marcos himself was congressman and governor of the province. He got 96.8% of the votes or 286,429. Next to him is Leni Robredo, with 1.2% or 3,507 votes.
In Leyte, home province of his mother Imelda Romualdez, Marcos topped the poll with 395,601 votes or 49.7%.
Robredo won overwhelmingly in Camarines Sur, where her late husband Jesse was longtime mayor of Naga City, and where she is congresswoman of the 3rd district. She got 636,282 votes or 85.6% of the total.
Cayetano topped the poll in Taguig, with 126,176 votes or 49.7%. He served as congressman of the city before he became senator. His wife is now mayor of Taguig, while his brother is congressman.
Escudero is leading in Sorsogon, where he was congressman. His father succeeded him as district representative, and now it is his mother holding the post. With 77.76% of the precincts having transmitted, Escudero has 58.7% of the votes or 161,387.
Gregorio Honasan II did not even finish second to Escudero in his home province of Sorsogon. He is 5th, with 4,291 votes or 1.6%.
He did not win either in Marikina, where he is a registered voter. He so far has 0.9% of the votes or 1,625.
Antonio Trillanes IV lost in his home province of Albay. He is 5th, with 15,960 votes or 2.9%.
He is not winning either in his city of residence, Caloocan, where 98.75% of the precincts have transmitted. He is 5th with 7,338 votes or 1.5%.
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