Do you think that any of the presidential candidates will concede?

Philippines
May 10, 2010 5:48pm CST
Even before Comelec's proclamation? Since our election is automated, and they all got their printed results, I would assume that the candidates can count or at least have people who can count. Therefore, by using a spreadsheet, they know in their hearts who the real winner is. Do you think that we will emulate the US where the losing candidate concedes even before official proclamation? Why or why not? Who do you predict will concede and why him/her?
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@rsa101 (22655)
• Philippines
11 May 10
The first to concede right now is Villar. That seems to be unlikely of him to concede first from the race since he is at the third place right now. I think he became a good loser in the game by doing this. Well I guess its better luck next time. At least he is still a senator for the next three years.
• Philippines
11 May 10
I thought it was rather sporting of him to concede a day after the polls closed. Like you I thought he was the last person to concede defeat. The NP has always maintained that the real survey is their rally attendance (hey willie, didn't the surveys also tell you that they will not vote for the anyone you endorse, so SEE, THE SURVEY IS TRUE), and so I was pleasantly surprised to hear Villar concede defeat. Well, it's back to the Senate with him to square off with Jamby again.
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@rsa101 (22655)
• Philippines
11 May 10
That seem to be a pretty interesting scenario seeing Jamby, Villar and Enrile in the same place the senate. I think Jamby got what she wants in this race. Its not really about the presidency but more on Villar not winning the race. I also foresee a very star studded senate as the topnotcher senators are all coming from showbiz.
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• Philippines
11 May 10
Yes, Jamby's only goal was to make Manny lose. She did not have anything to lose in that election because this was only halfway in her term. In fact, her campaigning was thin, and I think her main aim was to be included during debates and be interviewed by media. Wasn't it just brilliant? A star-studded senate indeed it will be once again. With Bong Revilla and Lito Lapid back, I am sure there will be less legislating and more posturing before cameras.
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• Philippines
12 May 10
Some of the presidential candidate starts from Manny Villar and company already concedes. Only Erap is not. While on vice presidentiables, from Loren to Sonza, they all concedes now. For me that is the great way to do after losing in anything, the acceptance of lost. For me that is being gentleman. Mar Roxas on the other hand will not concede as he still have Mindanao that will help him to win. Lets see what will happen after the result there. And ERap is still hopeful.
• Philippines
12 May 10
I understand why Mar is still hoping for a miracle, Binay's lead being so slim. But Erap?! Truly appalling! The lead is like 5M with 89% of the votes counted. If we do the math, 75% of 45M voted according to Comelec which is about 34M, that leaves a little over 3M not yet counted. However way you count it, there is no way that he can catch up with Noynoy.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
12 May 10
hi, my bet is now a sure winner. am crossing my fingers and hope he meets my expectations. "tanggalin ang mga corrupt". (but how can that be? seems they have been reelected back as senators. sino? malay ko!) estrada is still holding on but no way he can win. the margin is just too big now. have a nice day. ann
• Philippines
12 May 10
LOL! We are all hoping that he will make a good president. I think Noynoy now realizes the heavy burden that he has to carry. He has a lot to live up to, but I hope for our sake that he is capable.
• Philippines
11 May 10
Hi, yesterday Villar, Teodoro, Gordon, Villanueva, Perlas and JReyes conceded. From the candidates as vice presidents some also conceded. Well it's Estrada only who don't concede. At least those who conceded admitted that they surely far from those who won. Of course maybe today there's a clear result of who are the real winners; but I'm sure my candidate for president is a confirmed winner.
• Philippines
12 May 10
Yes, I was happy to see some of them concede. Villar gained a little of my respect when he conceded first. The rest were just following the herd. The margin between Erap and Noynoy is too large now for him to cling to hope. I remember that in the 1998 presidential elections, he was so cocky when he led by a wide margin. Now he is experiencing the same thing and he looks pathetic hanging back. I cannot believe how karma works!
@shello (964)
• United Arab Emirates
11 May 10
As far as I know, some of the presidentiables had already announced and accepted that their candidacy as president was a failure some few hours ago. If I'm not mistaken, Sen. Manny Villar conceded first and then some of the other contenders followed. Since the election was automated and based on the partial results announced earlier, maybe the other candidates knew already who the winner will be.
• Philippines
12 May 10
Yes, I was happy to see several candidates conceding to the unofficial winners just like in the US. I am amused though that even before the automation of the elections and after the advent of computers, candidates were also given their copies of the returns. Yet, nobody ever admitted to losing, just cheated. They also knew before the end of the counting if they won or lost, but nobody ever conceded.
• Philippines
11 May 10
hello advocate, I have saw a news link that Former Senator Gordon has conceded and has asked me and other volunteers to rally with the new Aquino administration. he is happy though about the result of the elections. frankly, i believe gordon's style of campaigning is already old fashioned and out phased. it's hard trying to set an example whereas the people are easily deceived.
• Philippines
12 May 10
Must be nice to have a direct line from the Big G... I beg to differ, it is not difficult to set an example if you are willing to go the extra mile. But if you just want to set an example and go back to the old ways and tell people that they should follow the example, then yes, difficult to maintain setting an example. Deception is a matter of opinion.
@ckyera (17342)
• Philippines
11 May 10
hi the advocate, well Villar already concedes just few minutes ago while i am posting this one. i just heard it on the news. he said that he will still continue to do what he promised but in some other ways...
• Philippines
11 May 10
I heard it too! I may have voted too soon... :) My estimation of Villar just went up. First he apologized for all the mudslinging that went on during the campaign, and now he was the first to concede the presidential race. That is truly grace in the face of defeat. I salute Villar for this gentlemanly act.
• Philippines
10 May 10
there will be manual counting in some parts of the philippines so we can be sure that the results are real and acceptable. because of failure of some PCOS machine before the election people have lose some confidence int he incredibility of the results so the comelec planned to have random manual counting so still it will be credible.
• Philippines
11 May 10
I hope that the candidates will see it the same way as you do. Villar said that he will accept the results only if it is credible. I wonder if that means that it is credible only if he won the elections. Gordon was at least happy with the automated election after all he was the principal author of the bill. He did say that he will accept the results, win or lose. But the question really is when will these candidates accept the poll results? Will they preempt Comelec and congratulate the winner? Anybody who does gets my respect!