GO routs TU in GenSan

From a total of 1,264 precincts in the city, as of 3 p.m. Saturday, Senator Panfilo Lacson led with 104,785 votes, followed by Francis Escudero 103,696; Loren Legarda 102,769; Noynoy Aquino 96,127; Antonio Trillanes 91,994; Franciso Pangilinan 89,217; Alan Peter Cayetano 79,334; Mannuel Villar 76, 827; Gringo Honasan 71,515; Koko Pimentel 70,742; Sonia Roco 68,660; John Henry Osmeña 61,054.

Team Unity senatorial candidates yield the following: Edgardo Angara 48,558; Joker Arroyo 41,416; Mike Defensor 38,726; Sultan Kiram 9,629; Vic Magsaysay 23,168; Tessie Oreta 14,753; Prospero Pichay 33,296; Ralph recto 35,264; Chavit Singson 12,449; Tito Sotto 24,351 and Miguel Zubiri 50,301.

Nikki Coseteng, the only GO bet who failed to land in the top 12 here, had 35,442 votes.

Independent candidate actor Richard Gomez got 11,515 votes.

Darlene Antonino-Custodio beat boxing idol Manny Pacquiao in the congressional race a margin of 36,909 votes. Custodio got 87,138 votes and Pacquiao 50,229.

For the party list elections, Akbayan obtained 8,787 votes; Bayan Muna 6,439; Gabriela 4,771; ABS 4,088; APEC 3,462; CIBAC 3,891; ANAD 2,128; Anak Pawis 2,091;FPJPM 2,031; YACAP 1,987; ANAD 2,128; Alagad 1,1624; Kabataan 1,137; Suara Bangsamoro  1,125; Amin 1,423.

Incumbent mayor Pedro B. Acharon Jr led with 90,911 votes while former mayor Rosalita Nuñez got 35,556 and Shirlyn Bañas has 13,814.

Election in General Santos City was relatively peaceful with no reported incidence of killing.

In the adjacent Sarangani Province re-electionist councilor Edwin Ramos of Maitum town was killed by unknown assailants in his residence in Barangay Maguling a day before the elections.  

Sarangani incumbent governor Miguel Rene A. Dominguez and his running-mate Steve Solon were proclaimed by Michael Abas, regional COMELEC Supervisor, on May 17. 

Solon defeated his cousin, incumbent vice governor Bridget Chiongbian-Huang.

Huang was originally the running mate of Dominguez but was kicked out of their party after it was discovered that she planned to submit her certificate of candidacy for governor a few hours before the deadline for the filing of COCs.