40.82% of clustered precincts’ votes counted as of 7 p.m.

40.82% of clustered precincts’ votes counted as of 7 p.m.

MANILA — About 40.82 percent or 37,758 of 92,509 clustered precincts nationwide have transmitted votes to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) as of 7p.m.

According to the COMELEC Transparency Server, PDP-Laban candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Dutere is still leading the partial and unofficial results of 2016 National Elections with 7,034,664 votes or 39 percent of the counted votes.

Rankings for presidential race remain the same with Senator Grace Poe at second spot with 4,012,417 votes (22 percent of counted votes); Liberal Party candidate Mar Roxas at rank three with 3,847,989 votes (21 percent); Vice President Jejomar Binay at rank four with 2,373,262 votes (13 percent); and Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago at rank four with 744,707 votes (4.0 percent)

Sen. Bongbong Marcos also remains on top of the vice presidential race with 6,536,505 votes or 37 percent of the counted votes.

This is followed by Representative Leni Robredo with 5,850,999 votes or sharing 33 percent of the counted votes; Sen. Alan Cayetano with 2,460,597 votes (14 percent), Sen. Chiz Escudero with 2,091,343 votes (12 percent), Sen. Antonio Trillanes with 346,953 votes (1.97 percent); and Sen. Gringo Honasan with 301,394 votes (1.71 percent)

Comelec Chair Andres Bautista also mentioned that there were 92,509 vote counting machines (VCMs) nationwide, the same number of clustered precincts.

He said that each VCM transmited results to three servers, including Intermediate Server where there were municipal or city board of canvassers, Central Server of Comelec, and the Transparency Server wherein Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP), and other media organizations have access. Kris Crismundo/PNA/northboundasia.com