MANILA, Philippines – On the day of her late husband's birthday, Liberal Party bet Leni Robredo led in the official canvass of the highly-contested vice presidential race.
After 3 days, Congress finished the canvassing of votes for president and vice president a little past 7:00 pm Friday, May 27. Out of 167 certificates canvassed, Robredo got 14,418,817 votes. Her rival Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr got 14,155,344 votes.
Her supporters took to social media to congratulate Robredo, who is now just waiting to be proclaimed as the new vice president of the Philippines.