Honasan concedes in VP race

By on May 10, 2016


Senator Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan II (Twitter photo)
Senator Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan II (Twitter photo)

MANILA – United National Alliance (UNA) Vice Presidential bet and Senator Gringo Honasan on Tuesday conceded from the vice presidential race.

Honasan, running mate of UNA’s Vice President Jejomar Binay, who’s ranking sixth among vice presidential candidates in the partial and unofficial count of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV).

As of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, the unofficial tally of PPCRV showed that Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo was leading the vice presidential race with 13,605,015 votes, followed closely by Sen. Bongbong Marcos with 13,394,086 votes.

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano ranked third with 5,545,739 votes followed by Sen. Francis Escudero with 4,675,015 votes, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV with 815,999 votes, and Honasan with 734,975 votes.

Earlier, Escudero, running mate of Sen. Grace Poe, also conceded from the race.

Honasan congratulated Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, the leading presidential candidate in unofficial tallies.

He said the hopes the new leaders will be blessed with “wisdom, courage, compassion, and vision to help heal, unite, and lead the Filipino people towards a brighter future.”

Meanwhile, Binay is yet to concede from the presidential race and he would respect the outcome of the elections.

“I have repeatedly called for respecting institutions and the democratic process. Once the process is completed, we should always respect the outcome. We should all move towards healing and unity for our divided land,” said Binay, who placed fourth in the unofficial PPCRV tally with 5,154,026 votes.