MANILA – Presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and vice presidential bet Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. topped the local absentee voting (LAV) wherein some government personnel and members of the media have voted, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Wednesday.
According to Commissioner Rowena Guanzon, the Davao City local chief executive got a total of 10,283 votes, followed by Vice President Jejomar Binay, with 4,375; Senator Grace Poe, 1,628; administration bet Mar Roxas, 1,419; Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago and the late Roy Seneres, 2.
Marcos is likewise way ahead of his contenders with 11,683 votes, followed by Rep. Leni Robredo, 2,341; Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, 2,134; Senator Antonio Trillanes, 1,588; Senator Chiz Escudero, 944; and Senator Gregorio Honasan, 314.
However, the head of the Comelec – Committee on Local Absentee Voting (CLAV) noted that the numbers are unofficial tally as they are yet to be canvassed.
A total of 24,497 people have applied for the 2016 LAV.
Those who availed of the LAV are government officials and employees, members of the PNP, members of the AFP, and media practitioners that are registered voters but were not be able to vote on Election Day due to the performance of their functions.
The voting period for the LAV was from April 27-29.
In the 2013 midterm polls, the number of LAV voters was at 12,732.