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The count continues

RP election results still up in the air
PHILIPPINES – While still leading in the overall polls for vice-president, the United Opposition candidate, Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay, has conceded defeat to the Liberal Party’s Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II in the overseas absentee voting.

Roxas and presidential candidate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III scored huge leads in the overseas absentee voting in five countries – Laos, Guam, Brunei, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, which were the first batch of manually counted and transmitted certificates of canvass (CoCs) tallied.

The protracted manual counting of overseas absentee votes continues but is in danger of being delayed further as several members of the joint committee on national canvass have been pushing for an examination by information technology experts of the audit logs of the more than 76,000 compact flash memory cards and Precinct Count Opitical Scan (PCOS) machines used in the May 10 Philippine elections.