Presumptive President and Davao City Mayor “Digong” Duterte’s far-flung lead against his rivals are to be credited to votes coming from the southern island group Mindanao, his bailiwick, the National Capital Region (NCR), and Cebu.
Mayor Duterte’s comfortable lead in the presidential race show that he remains as the clear winner with 38.55% of votes morning of Thursday, May 12.
Most of the votes came from what is now called as “Solid South” both. It had given over five (5) million votes as of 9 a.m. In Davao alone, Dutere received 90% of all votes tallied or 1.8 million votes.
However, the mayor failed to get the most number of votes in Zamboanga Del Norte, Misamis Occidental, and Agusan Del Sur which casted their votes for administration bet and Liberal Party candidate Manuel “Mar” Roxas III who led by an estimate of 4,000 votes.
Sec. Mar Roxas acquired 9,666,554 votes as of 9 a.m. Yellow dominated in Tarlac, Camarines Sur, Roblon, Mindoro Occidental, Western and Eastern Visayas, and Masbate provinces in Southern Luzon .
2.1 million votes from Metro Manila and 1.1 million votes from Cebu largely contributed to Duterte’s presumptive win. Cavite, a vote-rich area, gave the mayor 557,000 votes. Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna and Batangas provinces alone delivered at least 3.3 million votes, almost a fifth of his total.
Meanwhile on Tuesday, Mar Roxas wishes the mayor success as Mayor Duterte maintains his staggering lead in the presidential race.
“According to the unofficial tally of Comelec, Mayor Digong is the clear winner. I wish you success, Mayor Duterte. Your success is the success of the Filipino people,” Roxas said.
Roxas also expresses his gratefulness to those people who believed and supported him and the principles they fought for.
"Sa mga nagtiwala hindi lang sa akin pero pati na rin sa mga prinsipyo na ipinaglaban natin, maraming maraming salamat," he added.
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