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Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte and Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. topped the overseas absentee voting for president and vice president in the May 9 elections, the Commission on Elections said yesterday.
Data released by Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said that Duterte had 313,346 votes followed by administration standard-bearer Manuel A. Roxas II with 41,263.
Duterte had the most votes in all Philippine posts except for the Vatican where Roxas had 98 while Duterte had 74.
Among the posts where Duterte won were Qatar, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; United States, Canada, Tokyo, Japan; Canberra, Australia; Athens, Greece; Berlin, Germany; Bern, Switzerland; Brunei, Muscat, Oman; Amman, Jordan; Paris, France; Wellington, New Zealand; and Taiwan.
Marcos had the most votes with 176,669 followed by Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo with 89,935.
Marcos won in 49 Philippines posts while Robredo got 10 – Agana, Guam; United States, Canberra, Jakarta, Indonesia; Vatican, New Delhi, India; Yangon, Myamnar; Bern, Hague, Netherlands; and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
The Comelec-Office for Overseas Voting said 432,706 overseas Filipinos cast their votes for a 31.44 percent voter turnout. There are 1.3 million registered overseas Filipino voters.
The Comelec, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers, finished canvassing all the 59 Certificates of Canvass from Philippine posts abroad Saturday.
The Comelec is still canvassing votes for senators and party-list representatives while Congress will canvass the votes for president and vice president.