The Senate of the Philippines has 24 positions with a term of 6 years. 12 of the positions are contested every 3 years.
Reelectionist Senator Cynthia Villar topped this year’s senatorial race with a total of 24,082,934 votes, based on the latest partial and unofficial results from the Commission on Elections transparency server as of 4:40 am Tuesday, May 14, with 92.61% of precincts having transmitted results.
Other reelectionist senators who made it to the top 12 are:
- Grace Poe (2nd)
- Sonny Angara (5th)
- Koko Pimentel (10th)
- Nancy Binay (11th)
Conpleting the top 12 senatorial spots are:
- Bong Go (3rd, former Special Assistant to the President)
- Pia Cayetano (4th, former Senator)
- Bato dela Rosa (6th, former Police chief)
- Lito Lapid (7th, former Senator)
- Imee Marcos (8th, outgoing Governor)
- Francis Tolentino (9th, outgoing Political Adviser to the President)
- Bong Revilla (12th, former Senator)
Other outgoing Senators
Reelectionist Senators who failed to win are:
- Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito, who placed 13th, registering 13,651,401 votes.
- Bam Aquino, who placed 14th
Other retiring Senators who ran for other positions and won are:
- Loren Legarda (won for the first-time as Congresswoman of the lone district of Antique)
- Francis Escudero (landslide winner as Governor of Sorsogon)
- Alan Peter Cayetano (won as Congressman of Taguig’s 1st District)
Retiring Senator Antonio Tirllanes IV and Gregorio Honasan II did not run for any elective position.
None of the opposition candidates of the Liberal Party-led Otso Diretso ticket made it to the Magic 12, including former interior chief Mar Roxas (who also topped the senatorial election in 2004).
This is the third losing streak for Roxas who ran and lost as Vice-President in 2010 and President in 2016.
The 2019 local election is seen as the biggest defeat for the Estrada political clan. Could this be the end of an era for the Estradas?
The clan’s patriarch former president and reelectionist Erap Estrada has failed in his bid as Manila mayor losing to Isko Moreno.
Brothers JV Ejercito and Jinggoy Estrada did not make it to the 12 senatorial positions.
Mayoralty candidate Francis Zamora ended the 50-year rule of the Ejercito-Estrada clan in San Juan City defeating Janella Ejercito Estrada, daughter of former senator Jinggoy Estrada.
Meanwhile, ER Ejercito suffered a heavy defeat in his bid for governor in Laguna.
ER’s son John Paul also lost as mayor of Pagsanjan.
Only ER’s wife Girlie made it by securing the vice-mayor post in Pagsanjan with a narrow lead of fewer than 2,000 votes.