Names of different countries topped local Twitter‘s trending list on Monday evening as partial and unofficial votes from the 2022 national and local elections get transmitted from the Comelec transparency media server.
As of 9:47 p.m., Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is leading the partial and unofficial tally of votes for the president. His running mate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, is also leading the vice presidential race.
Vice President Leni Robredo sits in second place along with her running mate, Sen. Kiko Pangilinan, who is second next to Duterte-Carpio.
Those leading in the senatorial race are actor Robin Padilla, Rep. Loren Legarda (Antique), broadcaster Raffy Tulfo and Sen. Win Gatchalian and Sorsogon Gov. Chiz Escudero, among others.
Amid the reports, keywords such as “Canada,” “New Zealand” and “Australia” landed on Twitter Philippines’ trending list.
Some Filipinos whose national bets didn’t make it to the top so far have been posting tweets about “moving” to other countries based on the partial and unofficial count.
“Hello, send link sa Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc. scholarship applications pls,” a Twitter user quipped.
“I can see Canada waving at me… I can’t afford another 6 (years) of indecencies,” another online user wrote with pensive face emojis.
A different Filipino quipped that the following scenarios were happening amid the turnout of the partial and unofficial results:
filos search history rn:
"plane tickets from philippines"
"available flights today"
"how much plane tickets to go to New Zealand"
"requirements to go to United States"
"Halalan Election 2022"
— Toni ; ENSD pinned (@ksun_ace) May 9, 2022
Filipinos are known to settle overseas to hold jobs with higher pay than in their homeland. The most popular territories are usually in the West.