- Liberal Party bet Leni Robredo won the vice presidential race as shown by the result of the official count of the National Board of Canvassers
- The result of the official count by Congress sitting as the NBOC showed Robredo with 14,418,817 votes against her closest rival Senator Bongbong Marcos’ 14,155,344 votes
- The NOBC finished the canvassing on Friday, May 27, around 7:18 p.m.
Camarines Sur Representative Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo emerged as the victor in the tight vice presidential race as shown by the result of the official count by Congress sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC).
Inquirer’s Marc Jayson Cayabyab noted that the NBOC finished the canvassing around 7:18 p.m. on Friday, May 27.
The final tally of votes showed that Robredo got 14,418,817 votes against Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s 14,155,344 votes.
Robredo, the Liberal Party vice presidential bet, was declared the winner right after the official counting of votes, which coincidentally fell on the 58th birthday of her late husband, former Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo.
Leni Robredo was thrust into the national scene after her husband died in a plane crash in 2012.
In the canvassing of the presidential votes, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte got 16,601,997 votes. He beat Mar Roxas, President Benigno Aquino III’s preferred successor, by more than 6 million votes.
Duterte’s victory was attributed to his campaign promise to suppress crime and combat the illegal drugs menace within six months. He will be the first president to come from Mindanao and will be the oldest at 71.
Duterte and Robredo’s proclamation is expected on Monday, May 30.