Liberal Party presidential candidate Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III was ahead in the ABS-CBN and STI College parallel random count on Tuesday. 

As of 1:33 a.m.,  Aquino received 692,621 votes with around 50% of ABS-CBN and STI’s target already counted.

Aquino was followed by Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino standard-bearer, former president Joseph Estrada with 368,554 votes.

Nacionalista Party (NP) bet Sen. Manuel Villar came in 3rd with 188,027, while Lakas-Kampi CMD candidate Gilbert Teodoro got 179,770.

Other presidential candidates received the following votes:

Bro. Eddie Villanueva: 44,616
Richard Gordon: 34,434
Nicanor Perlas: 2,031
JC delos Reyes: 1,939
Jamby Madrigal: 1,871

Candidates for the vice presidential race got the following votes:

Jejomar Binay: 658, 942
Mar Roxas: 633,401
Loren Legarda: 113,315
Bayani Fernando: 56,168
Edu Manzano:19,006
Perfecto Yasay: 16,311
Jay Sonza: 2,752
Dominador “Jun” Chipeco Jr.: 1,377

“Yung parallel count natin, hindi siya full na count. Ginawa namin, nag-random sample kami ng cluster precinct out of the total number of precincts of the Comelec (Commission on Elections). So we’re going to count randomly 8% of the clustered precincts,” said Vivian Tin, ABS-CBN Vice President for Research and Business Development.

The Comelec granted ABS-CBN’s petition for the 21st copy of election returns in the May 10, 2010 polls. The copy of the ERs will allow ABS-CBN to counter-check voting figures as in its unofficial parallel count with STI College.

“Yung STI target, 6,452 precincts. So number of precincts counted 3,346, a little over half na tayo,” said Tin.

“Based on the 3,346, ang voter turnout 71.45% kasi 1,841,759 ang na-count natin out of registered voters 2,577,677,” she added.
 
Meanwhile, senatorial candidates received the following votes from the parallel random count:

1. Miriam Santiago, 734,362
2. Jinggoy Estrada, 726,231
3. Franklin Drilon, 711,187
4. Bong Revilla, 705,160
5. Juan Ponce Enrile, 649,541
6. Pia Cayetano, 608,298
7. Ferdinand Marcos Jr, 524,974
8. Teofisto Guingona III, 476,201
9. Serge Osmena, 464,963
10. Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel, 448,193

11. Ralph Recto, 426,595
12. Vicente Sotto III, 422,911
13. Rozanno Rufino Biazon, 403,274
14. Jose De Venecia III, 354,797
15. Lito Lapid, 348,955
16. Danilo Lim, 300,893
17. Gilbert Remulla, 281,184
18. Nereus Acosta, 268,027

Source: ABS-CBNnews

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