Elections 2013 live update: Comelec proclaims 6 Senator-elect winners, Binay absent

8:08 PM: So Nancy Binay was a no-show in her own official proclamation as a Senator-elect. Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes declared during the ceremony that the certificates of proclamation were given in alphabetical order, and that no final tallies were included.

8:00 PM: The crowd was ecstatic as Grace Poe was officially declared as the number one Senator-elect winner in this mid-term elections. She is accompanied by her family and mother Susan Roces. Official but partial reports are here.

7:58 PM: There was no reason given why Nancy Binay was a no-show in her proclamation as one of the top six Senator-elect winners.

7:48 PM: Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes says the poll body has signed a proclamation certificate to all six Senator-elects. Binay is still missing from the ceremony. Earlier, Binay's party UNA filed a motion to suspend proclamation of Senator-elect winners today. Comelec en banc rules against the motion. 

7:47 PM: Nancy Binay is missing from the proclamation ceremony. Alan Peter Cayetano comes late. 

7:45 PM: The proclamation ceremonies begin.

7:26 PM: Heart Evangelista and Chiz Escurdero arrive at the PICC. 

7:20 PM: Grace Poe and Loren Legarda arrive at the PICC too. Susan Roces, mother of Grace Poe, is also in PICC.

7:16 PM: So this is the list of Senator-elects that will be proclaimed tonight: Grace Poe, Loren Legarda, Alan Peter Cayetano, Francis "Chiz" Escudero, Nancy Binay, and Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara. They are the top six Senators based on the partial, official results that covers 72 certificates of canvass or 13,384,981 votes. 

7:03 PM: Senator-elect Juan Edgardo Angara is first to arrive at the PICC. This is based on these partial, official results.

4:34 PM: The proclamation of some Senate winners will push through tonight, according to Comelec chief Brillantes. This is going to happen because the Commission on Elections rejected an UNA plea to delay proclamation.

2:55 PM: In a press conference, the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkasters sa Pilipinas and the PPCRV appeal to the Comelec to give them election results that were not transmitted to the "transparency servers" to allay fears of manipulation of results.p

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11:19 AM: Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes says the Comelec en banc, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers, will proclaim 5 to 6 Senate-elect winners Thursday night. Meanwhile, the poll chief says that there is an order to suspend "unofficial counts" using the "transparency servers." 

11:08 AM: Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes tells media that Senate winners will be proclaimed tonight, but he declined to say how many. #purplethumb The United Nationalist Alliance has filed a motion to defer proclamation. The Board will convene to resolve this issue this afternoon.

May 16, 10:12 AM: We're on Day 3 of the canvassing of votes. According to the National Board's records, Grace Poe remains the leader in the Senate race with 4,729,889 out of 8,790,441 votes tallied as of May 16. There are now a total of 47 certificates of canvass transmitted to the Comelec.


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