MANILA, Philippines (Updated 7:32 a.m.) — The senatorial candidates of the opposition Otso Diretso might have failed to get the support of the Filipino voting population in Monday’s midterm election but they were among the top choices of Metro Manila’s privileged crowd.
Data from the Commission on Elections’ partial and unofficial tally showed that re-electionist Sen. Bam Aquino was the most preferred candidate of residents living in at least 10 posh villages in Metro Manila.
Aquino—Otso Diretso bet closest to getting into the winners’ circle—received 1,951 votes in Greenhills, 1,130 votes in Forbes Park, 2,922 votes in Bel-Air, 4,146 votes in Ayala Alabang, 933 votes in Urdaneta Village, 1,669 votes in Dasmariñas Village, 878 votes in White Plains, 2,646 votes in San Lorenzo, 1,762 votes in Magallanes and 1,641 in Ugong Norte (Corinthians and Green Meadows).
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