2022 Philippine Elections

Robin Padilla tops senatorial race in 13 regions

Loreben Tuquero
Robin Padilla tops senatorial race in 13 regions

TOP SPOT. Robin Padilla joins the Uniteam grand rally in Paoay, Ilocos Norte on February 16, 2022.

Lian Buan/Rappler

(2ND UPDATE) The controversial actor also got the most votes from the overseas absentee voters

MANILA, Philippines – Actor and pardoned ex-convict Robin Padilla was majorly favored in the senatorial race across the regions, leading in 13 out of 17.

He also got the most votes from the overseas absentee voters, gaining 49,918 votes.

Based on the partial and unofficial results transmitted as of May 9, 11 pm, with 75.65% precincts reporting, Padilla won in these regions with the following votes:

He also got the most votes from the overseas absentee voters, gaining 248,105 votes.

Based on the partial and unofficial results transmitted as of May 10, 12:11 pm, with 97.28% precincts reporting, Padilla won in these regions with the following votes:

  • CAR – 510,309
  • Ilocos Region – 1,616,126
  • Cagayan Valley – 947,132
  • Central Luzon – 3,047,140
  • Mimaropa – 796,380
  • Central Visayas – 2,007,106
  • Eastern Visayas – 1,132,261
  • Zamboanga Peninsula – 992,804
  • Northern Mindanao – 1,304,380
  • Davao Region – 1,631,574
  • Soccsksargen – 1,246,686
  • Caraga – 751,617
  • BARMM – 1,406,889

Padilla is part of PDP-Laban. Earlier, the tandem of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte showed confusion on whether Padilla was part of their senatorial slate. Sara announced that he completed their 12-person lineup, while Marcos clarified that he’s not in the 12 but “part of the team.”

Marcos and Duterte are set to win as the next president and vice president of the Philippines, based on transmissions to the media server from 97.35% of the precincts as of May 10, 12:28 pm.

Must Read

36 years after ousting Marcos, Filipinos elect son as president

36 years after ousting Marcos, Filipinos elect son as president

Meanwhile, Antique Representative Loren Legarda topped the senatorial race in the National Capital Region, with 3,019,930 votes, and also led in Calabarzon and Western Visayas with 3,747,354 and 1,913,461 votes respectively.

Must Read

[OPINION] An open letter of grief from Loren Legarda’s son

[OPINION] An open letter of grief from Loren Legarda’s son

Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero won in the Bicol Region with 1,538,404 votes.

Broadcaster Raffy Tulfo, who topped Pulse Asia’s April survey on senatorial preferences, did not lead in any regions. – with a report from Michael Bueza, Rappler.com

Loreben Tuquero

Loreben Tuquero is a researcher-writer for Rappler. Before transferring to Rappler's Research team, she covered transportation, Quezon City, and the Department of the Interior and Local Government as a reporter. She graduated with a communication degree from the Ateneo de Manila University.