- The Commission on Elections has proclaimed the 12 senators who got the highest number of votes in recent elections
- Robin Padilla is the number one senator, followed by Loren Legarda
- The one who got the third highest votes is Raffy Tulfo
- Only Risa Hontiveros from the Tropang Angat made it to the Magic 12
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The Commission on Elections has finally proclaimed the top 12 senators who got the highest votes in the May 2022 elections.
The 12 senators who were proclaimed were Robin Padilla, Loren Legarda, Raffy Tulfo, Sherwin Gatchalian, Francis Escudero, Mark Villar, Alan Peter Cayetano, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Joel Villanueva, JV Ejercito, Risa Hontiveros and Jinggoy Estrada.
Majority of the 12 senators are from the UniTeam slate.
Risa Hontiveros is the sole contender from the Tropang Angat who made it to the Magic 12.
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At the proclamation, Zubiri asks for unity as one Philippines.
"Ang pakiusap ko sa ating mga kababayan, sana magkaisa na tayo. Tigil na natin ang bangayan. Let us work together, united as one country, as one nation."
Sen. Risa Hontiveros was all smiles when it was her turn. She was the principal author of the law that raised the age of consent from 12 to 16.
Here are other videos from the proclamation.
Ana Theresia "Risa" Navarro Hontiveros-Baraquel is a Filipino politician, journalist, and community leader. She was born on February 24, 1966. She won a seat in the Philippine Senate, placing 9th, during the 2016 general elections. Previously, she served as Akbayan sectoral representative in the Philippine House of Representatives from 2004 to 2010.
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