8 admin-backed Senate bets emerge in Pampanga’s partial, unofficial tally 

        MANILA, Philippines --- Eight senatorial candidates that emerged in the top 12 in Pampanga's elections were backed by the Duterte administration, according to the 8:34 a.m. partial and unofficial tally of the poll watchdog Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) on Thursday. Garnering an initial 743,026 votes, actor-turned-politician Lito Lapid is poised to lead the Senate race in Pampanga, which is also his home province. Pampanga is also the stronghold of known Duterte ally and outgoing House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who initiated and joined campaigns for the senatorial bets of Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio'...

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