MANILA, Philippines – As the pre-election surveys predicted, Imee Marcos nabbed a spot in the “Magic 12,” finishing 8th in the 2019 senatorial race, with many of her voters hailing from the north. (READ: Imee Marcos on running with PDP-Laban: ‘God works in mysterious ways’)
As of 3:13 pm on Tuesday, May 14, Marcos amassed a total number of 2,964,728 votes in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Region I, and Region II. This is based on the partial, unofficial results from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) transparency server.
Marcos came in first in CAR and Region I, with 414,961 votes and 1,653,253 votes, respectively.
She came in second to Cynthia Villar in Region II, with 896,514 votes. Villar had 902,655 votes in the region, making the difference between the two 6,141 votes. (READ: ‘Zero vote:’ Youth groups slam Imee Marcos’ dishonesty)
The table below shows the number of votes she received from each region.
In terms of northern provinces, Marcos got the most votes from Pangasinan at 772,137. This is followed by Isabela and Cagayan at 432,436 and 307,644 votes, respectively. She received the least number of votes from Batanes at 1,726.
In her home province of Ilocos Norte, where she’s currently governor, Marcos got 291,523 or 9.83% of her total votes in the northern provinces.
The table below shows how many votes she received in the northern provinces.
Support for Marcos in the 3 regions was expected because of her strong ties to the north.
Her father, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, was born in Ilocos Norte and eventually became Ilocos Norte 2nd district representative from 1949 to 1959.
Imee assumed the same position in 1998, serving until 2007. She then became governor of Ilocos Norte in 2010 and holds the position to this day. – Rappler.com
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