Liberal Party (LP) vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo has taken the lead in the partial and unofficial results after more than 10 hours of counting.
As of 3:40 a.m., Robredo garnered 12,899,569 votes, overtaking Marcos, who had 12,890,683, with 87.33 percent of 40,193,424 votes counted.
Robredo trailed by almost one million early in the count but slowly trimmed the deficit after the votes from her bailiwick started to come in.
“Umaarangkada na tayo! Pumapasok na mga boto mula sa bailiwicks natin gaya ng Bicol, Iloilo, ARMM,” Robredo said on her Twitter account.
“Kaunting dasal pa, maipapanalo na natin ito,” she added.