While overtaken by the Genuine Opposition (GO) in other provinces, Team Unity (TU) has expectedly overshadowed GO in the senatorial race in the province of Cebu and Cebu City, both known bailiwicks of the Arroyo administration.
TU bagged seven slots in the Magic 12 against GO’s four when the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) canvassed on Saturday the certificates of canvass (COCs) from these areas.
But it was independent candidate Francis Pangilinan who topped the race. He was followed by TU’s Joker Arroyo, Prospero Pichay, Edgardo Angara, Michael Defensor and Juan Miguel Zubiri.
GO’s Manny Villar ranked seventh, followed by TU’s Ralph Recto while GO’s Loren Legarda, Francis Escudero and Benigno Simeon Aquino III followed. TU’s Cesar Montano placed 12th.
Ironically, GO’s John Osmeña, a Cebuano, landed only on 15th place.