On May 13, nearly 62 million Filipinos registered to vote to elect new members of the Senate and the House of Representatives as well as city councillors and mayors. (Photo: Kyodo/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
According to the preliminary results of the Philippines’ Commission on Elections on May 14, President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies are headed for a sweeping victory in the mid-term Senate elections.

The results, comprising of nearly 95 percent of votes, showed that candidates endorsed by President Duterte won 8 out of the 12 seats up for grabs in the 24-member Senate.

The EC is scheduled to officially announce winners in the next few days.

Earlier, on May 13, nearly 62 million Filipinos registered to vote to elect new members of the Senate and the House of Representatives as well as city councillors and mayors.-VNA