By: Elena Grace Flores
Of the 113 COCs counted by the Canvassing Board out of the total 165 COCs, it was revealed that Marcos leads by 83,480 Votes over Robredo at the end of May 26, 2016 session. This does not include the suspended COCs from Iloilo, Antique, Canada, and Kuwait while the panels are still settling disputes.
Marcos had garnered 13,214,810 votes while rival Leni Robredo had 13,131,330 votes. The lead could have been as much as over 2 million votes when Ilocus Sur and Norte were counted which are Marcos’ bailiwicks, showing the solid north faction.
However, Leni’s votes were seen to be strong also in Camarines Sur, Eastern Samar, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Samar, and Agusan del Sur thus narrowing down Marcos’ substantial lead.