In what feels like a long saga of sleepless nights, trending hashtags, cheating accusations, and just plain politics, we already have the first set of new national leaders.
The final tally and proclamation has been announced, effectively placing 12 new (and old) faces in the Senate.
LOOK: Final 12 Senators of the 2016 elections. #VotePH2016 #Election2016 pic.twitter.com/FgKXqxi7g2
— Inquirer (@inquirerdotnet) May 19, 2016
Though we are not surprised to see familiar names like Franklin Drilon, Francis Pangilinan, and Miguel Zubiri, we are raising an eyebrow at Tito Sotto. The re-electionist has done much damage by defunding the RH Bill and using the social media reach of AlDub, despite saying he wouldn’t do it at first during his campaign.
And don’t get us started with Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao who has brought his popularity in the boxing ring to the senate floor, despite offensive LGBT comments and lack of performance in Congress. Who needs a Nike deal when you’ve got a Senate seat, I guess?
Hopefully, hardcore women’s rights advocates like Risa Hontiveros and Leila De Lima will be able to police some of the craziness out.
And hey, we still got to hand it to Dick Gordon for the best use of his name. Indeed, the cheeky politician was able to #PenetratetheSenate with clever use of Dick pics.
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