STATEMENT: Koko Pimentel on the Sumisip count

At last night’s canvassing by the Sumisip, Basilan Municipal Board of Canvassers, my lawyer, Atty. Asbi Edding, noted the following vote totals: Pimentel 5,418 and Zubiri 5,173 – giving Pimentel a net vote lead of 245 votes.

NorthCot Comelec on discrepancies in tally of votes:’clerical errors’

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/27 May) -- The Commission on Elections in North Cotabato said the reported discrepancies in the tally of votes for some senatorial candidates were merely “clerical errors” on the part of the Board of Canvassers.?

Davao City final count: 7-3-2 for GO

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 May) – This city is home to President Arroyo's?outspoken ally, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte but residents voted mostly for the Genuine Opposition senatorial ticket.

Bukidnon voted 7-3-2 in favor of GO


MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/22 May) -- Bukidnon, home of administration senatorial bet Rep. Juan Miguel Zubiri, made him number one among the Senate 12 but overall, the province went for the opposition at 7-3-2, seven from the Genuine Opposition, three from Team Unity, and two independent bets, according to the final provincial count from the Commission on Elections here.   


Noynoy is 5th in town named after Ninoy

SEN. NINOY AQUINO (MindaNews/21 May) –  It’s still opposition country in this town named after the assassinated senator.

The Genuine Opposition scored 8-3-1, with 8 GO members making it to the top 12, against the Administration’s three and one Independent but Loren Legarda, not Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, topped the senatorial race here.

GO routs TU in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 May) -- Ten candidates for senator from the Genuine Oppositio and two Independents made it to the top 12 here, according to the final and unofficial result from National Movement for Free Election (NAMFREL) quick count here.

It?s 8-2-2 in Davao City in favor of GO

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 May) – Despite the endorsements of City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and televangelist Apollo Quiboloy of the administration’s Team Unity ticket, eight senatorial candidates of the Genuine Opposition made to the top 12 here with Sorsogon Rep. Francis Escudero emerging as the top choice, according to the final and unofficial count from Namfrel as of May 19.

Shariff Kabunsuan: this other “12-0” province has yet to start canvassing

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 May) – Other provinces have finished or are about to finish canvassing but four days after election day, Shariff Kabunsuan, a province carved out of Maguindanao late last year and expected to also deliver a 12-0 for the Administration’s Team Unity,  has yet to start.

Pimentel says GO to sue cheats in Maguindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 May) -- Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today said the Genuine Opposition (GO) will sue alleged conspirators who rigged the election results in Maguindanao to favor the Administration 12-0.

As expected, it’s 12-0 for TU in Maguindanao; Singson tops Senate slate

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao (MindaNews/16 May) – As expected, Maguindanao province delivered 12-0 in favor of the Administration’s Team Unity, with Ilocos Sur Governor Luis “Chavit” Singson leading the slate in about 73% of the precincts canvassed at the provincial capitol here as of 11 a.m. today.

Fill in the blanks for Senate?

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews/15 May) --  If early returns of the Certificates of Votes (COV) are to be believed, Maranaos are only keen in voting for their local bets but not for the Senate.

Notre Dame of Cotabato students: 7-3-2 South Cotabato NPC opens slot to three...

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / May 11) – Known opposition bailiwick South Cotabato has opened its territory to three administration senatorial and an independent candidate.

Latest SWS survey: only one Mindanawon makes it to Senate 12

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 May) -- It’s also 6-4-2 in favor of the Genuine Opposition (GO) in Mindanao as it is nationwide, just as only one Mindanawon made it to the Senate 12 in the latest Social Weather Station (SWS) nationwide survey:  Juan Miguel Zubiri (TU), who landed second in Mindanao, is ninth to tenth nationwide.

Duterte appeals to Dabawenyos to vote TU

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 May) --  On television and in person, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has appealed to Dabawenyos to support the “candidates of President Arroyo.”