Aquino-Roxas tandem overwhelms opponents in voting in U.S.A.May 12 2010 at 6:12 PM
Aquino-Roxas tandem overwhelms opponents in voting in U.S.A.
By Jose Katigbak, STAR Washington bureau (The Philippine Star) Updated May 13, 2010 12:00 AM
WASHINGTON , U.S.A.
Sen. Benigno Noynoy Aquino III of the Liberal Party won more votes than all the other presidential candidates combined in the District of Colombia and 10 other states that the Philippine embassy here had jurisdiction over in the May 10 general elections.
Consul General Domingo Nolasco, chairman of the Special Board of Canvassers for the US, said of 1,723 absentee ballots cast within the embassys area of control, 981 went to Aquino.
In second place was Lakas-Kampis Gilbert Teodoro with 213 votes followed by Nacionalista Partys Manuel Villar (181) and Bagumbayans Richard Gordon (141).
Similarly, Aquinos running mate Mar Roxas received more votes than all the other vice presidential aspirants combined.
Roxas got 1,088 votes followed by Bayani Fernando (186) and Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay (119).
Results of the vote at the Philippine consulates general in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Honolulu and New York are expected in Washington in the next two days.
Nolasco will leave for Manila on Friday with the tabulated results of the US vote and all the ballot papers for presentation to Congress and the Commission on Elections.
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