It’s 8-3-1 for TU in final,
official Comelec tally for senators in Southern Leyte
By BONG PEDALINO (PIA Southern
May 23, 2007
MAASIN CITY, Leyte – Eight
administration senatorial candidates from Team Unity (TU), three from the
Genuine Opposition (GO), and one independent candidate landed in the “magic 12”
after the provincial board of canvassers wrapped up their job here over the
A list obtained from the
provincial Commission on Elections (Comelec) office today showed Prospero Pichay
(TU) leading the pack with 82,616 votes, followed by Joker Arroyo (TU), 76,600
Loren Legarda (GO) came in
third, with 75,195 votes, while the fourth up to the eight place were all
occupied by TU bets.
They were as follows: Juan
Miguel Zubiri - 75,090; Cesar Montano - 73,924; Edgardo Angara - 71,985; Ralph
Recto - 71,335; and Michael Defensor - 69,946.
The ninth spot was taken by
Francis Pangilinan (LP), the only independent candidate in the winning circle
here in the province, with 69,357 votes.
The tenth place belonged to
Francis Joseph Escudero (GO), 60,073 votes, while number 11 was Vicente
Magsaysay (TU), 58,109 votes.
At the tail’s end of the
list was Manuel Villar (GO), with 57,401 votes garnered.