Christopher “Bong” Go and Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa lead seven (7) other Hugpong ng Pagbabago bets in the “Magic 12” voted by Kagayanons to the Philippine Senate.
With 96.5% of clustered precincts in Cagayan de Oro City transmitted, Go topped the list with 167,957 votes. Dela Rosa was second with 161,747 votes. Following them in order are re-electionists Cynthia Villar, Koko Pimentel, Pia Cayetano, Sonny Angara, former MMDA chair Francis Tolentino, Imee Marcos and JV Ejercito. They were joined by Grace Poe, Lito Lapid and Nancy Binay. Not one of the opposition (Otso Diretso) made it even to the Top 14 as shown below. Bam Aquino was the highest placed opposition at 16th place.
In the national scene, Bong Revilla who ranked 15th in CDO took JV Ejercito’s place in the 12 winning slots.