Opposition senatorial candidates Otso Diretso are still not reaching the magic 12 as of writing.
According to the latest unofficial results for senatorial candidates, only Bam Aquino has the closest chance to win the elections, as he only needed more than 200,000 votes to achieve victory.
Meanwhile, the other 7 candidates of Otso Diretso was far from close from reaching the magic 12 including Mar Roxas who got 9,363,728, needs 5 million more votes to win the elections.
COMELEC already transmitted 92.01% of election returns nationwide.
The other members of Otso Diretso Chel Diokno got 6,053,394 votes, Gary Alejano 4,494,369, Samira Gutoc 4,015,575, Romy Macalintal 3,806,292, Erin Tanada 3,681,258 and Florin Hilbay 2,615,894.
Otso Diretso is targeting a “One Catholic” vote during the campaign period, however, the number showed that they failed to urge the largest religion in the Philippines to unite and support their candidacy.
During the campaign period, they also criticized the Duterte administration’s policies and vowed an ‘independent senate’ if all of them won the election.
Otso Diretso is still not releasing a statement as of writing.
Several hours ago, Liberal Party President Kiko Pangilinan also criticized COMELEC for being slow on updating the results of the elections, saying that they can’t even explain why the delays are happening.
“Lumabas kayo, ipakita ninyo mga mukha ninyo at magpaliwanag sa malaking kapalpakan na ito. Bakit wala pang resulta sa Senate race? Bakit hindi kayo humaharap sa publiko? Hindi ba ninyo maipapaliwanag ang mga pangyayari kaya nagtatago kayo mataos ang limang oras?” Pangilinan said.
“Lalo lang lumalaki ang agam-agam at pagdududa ng pubiko sa katahimikan ninyo.” he added.