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    Final and official results: Winners, Senatorial Election 2019

    MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has completed the election tally and released final, official results ahead of proclamation of senators to be held at 10 am today, May 22, 2019 as well as the winning party-list groups at 7pm.

    Re-electionist senators Cynthia Villar and Grace Poe and former presidential assistant Bong Go top the race in the 2019 senatorial election.
    Re-electionist senators Cynthia Villar and Grace Poe and former presidential assistant Bong Go top the race in the 2019 senatorial election.

    The first proclamation had been tentatively scheduled on Sunday but was reset on Tuesday. But on Tuesday, the Comelec announced that the proclamation will not push through on the day; instead, it was moved to Wednesday because the poll body was still tallying the election returns from Saudi Arabia and waiting for the election returns from Washington.

    With last certificate of canvass from Washington DC successfully transmitted and received by the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) at 11PM, Tuesday, the canvassing of votes finally ended at past 1AM on Wednesday.

    All the 167 Certificates of Canvass (COCs) have been accounted for.

    Amid questions on the integrity of the 2019 elections due to the system glitch that caused the transparency server to stop showing results for several hours, a lot of voters are questioning the validity of the results.

    But poll watchdog Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) announced that they found no discrepancies in the election returns from the Comelec central server and the transparency server.

    Cynthia Villar led the final tally with 5,283,727 votes. Grace Poe came in second place with 22,029,788 votes and Christopher "Bong" Go followed with 20,657,702 votes.

    The following are the FINAL and OFFICIAL Results of the 2019 Senator Elections (167 of 167 COCs, accounting for 100.00% of registered voters):

    1. Cynthia Villar – 25,283,727
    2. Grace Poe – 22,029,788
    3. Bong Go – 20,657,702
    4. Pia Cayetano – 19,789,019
    5. Bato Dela Rosa – 19,004,225
    6. Edgardo Sonny Angara – 18,161,862
    7. Lito Lapid – 16,965,464
    8. Imee Marcos – 15,882,628
    9. Francis Tolentino – 15,510,026
    10. Koko Pimentel – 14,668,665
    11. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. – 14,624,445
    12.Nancy Binay – 14,504,936

    Trailing behind and not in the winning circle are:

    13. Estrada JV Ejercito – 14,313,727
    14. Benigno Bam Aquino – 14,144,923
    15. Jinggoy Estrada – 11,359,305
    16. Mar Roxas – 9,843,288
    17. Serge Osmeña – 9,455,202
    18. Doc Willie Ong – 7,616,265
    19. Dong Mangudadatu – 7,499,604
    20. Jiggy Manicad – 6,896,889

    Nine of the twelve available seats were occupied by administration candidate, while the rest were ‘independent’ candidates. None of the opposition senators made it to the Top 12.

    — Joy Adalia, The Summit Express

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