By Leslie Ann Aquino | Manila Bulletin
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Sen.Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos were the top picks of overseas Filipino voters for president and vice president, respectively.
Data released by Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon on the overseas absentee voting (OAV) revealed that Duterte received the most votes for president with 313,346 votes followed by Mar Roxas with 41,263 votes.
The Davao City Mayor got the most votes in all Philippine posts except for Vatican where Roxas received 98 votes as opposed to the 74 votes of the former.
Among the posts where Duterte received a big number of votes are Qatar, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, United States, Canada, Tokyo, Canberra, Athens, Berlin, Berne, Brunei, Muscat, Amman, Paris, Wellington, and Taiwan.
For vice president, Marcos received the most votes with 176,669 votes followed by Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo with 89,935 votes.
Marcos was also able to capture majority of votes in 49 Philippines posts while the remaining 10 went to Robredo.
These 10 posts are Agana, United States, Canberra, Jakarta, The Vatican, New Delhi, Yangon, Berne, The Hague, and Port Moresby.
The Comelec – Office for Overseas Voting (OFOV) said a total of 432,706 overseas Filipino voters actually cast their votes in the May 2016 polls of a 31.44 percent voter turnout.
There are 1.3 million registered overseas Filipino voters.
The Comelec, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBoC), finished canvassing all the 59 Certificates of Canvass (COCs) from Philippine posts abroad, Saturday.
The Comelec is canvassing votes for senators and partylist representatives while Congress will be the ones that will canvass the votes for president and vice president.