A total amount of P1,144,837,406.82 were donated to senatorial candidates during the 2019 Mid-term Elections.
Senatorial candidate Juan Edgardo Angara received the highest amount of donation amounting to P153,341,072.41 from the political party Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino.
Senatorial candidates Mar Roxas, Cynthia Villar and Francis Tolentino are the top political advertisement spenders during the campaign period of 2019. They all earned a seat in the Senate.
Sen. Mar Roxas had a total spending of P782,979,623 while Sen. Cynthia Villar spent a total of P555,322,614. Sen. Francis Tolentino spent a total of P555,322,614. They all spent most of his political advertisements in during the month of April.
Cibac Party-list spend the most for political advertisements during the 2019 campaign period of all the party-lists running for a seat in the Congress. The party-list spent a total of P238,568,115 for 3,117 political advertisements, majority of which were spent on television ads. They had a total of 215 political ads on TV for 3,225 seconds, followed by 2,274 radio spots for 58,725 seconds. They had 128 ads on print.
This is followed by ACT-CIS with a total spending of P162,592,589, majority of which were used in television with 137 ads for 2,955 seconds in total and 255 radio spots for 7,650 seconds. And they only had 2 print advertisements.
A total of 38,149,371 voted for the 2010 Senatorial Elections, out of the 51,317,073 registered voters.
Ramon Bong Revilla Jr got the highest votes in 2010 with 19,513,521 votes, followed by Jinggoy Estrada with 18,925,925. It is worthy to note that both candidates have a show business background.
Progressive party-list organizations’ first foray into electoral politics was in 2001. , after the second People Power uprising or EDSA Dos that forced President Joseph Estrada from power in January of that year. Later that year, Bayan Muna swept the party-list polls, taking the maximum three seats in the 12th Congress. The Duterte administration, however, has revived and intensified such attacks, engaging in a massive vilification campaign on the ground and on social media.
Some politicians and potential candidates for the 2022 elections are taking advantage of this and have started utilizing the digital platform for name recall. These social media ads, after all, are not considered premature campaigning due to a legal loophole.
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, a possible reelectionist, is found to have spent over P4.5 million on Facebook ads alone.
Source: Facebook Ad Library, as of April 28, 2021
Cynthia Villar of the Nationalista Party had the most number of votes during the 2019 Senatorial Elections. She gained a total of 25,283,727 votes followed by an independent candidate, Grace Poe, with 22,029,788 votes. They were followed by Bong Go who had 20,657,702 votes.
Four winning senators came from the political party of PDP Laban.
Of the 41,066,884 individuals who voted for vice president during the 2016 National Elections, 14,418,817 voted for Leni Robredo. This is a close fight with Bongbong Marcos who gathered 14,155,344 votes.
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