All systems go for Senate, House re canvassing of votes

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IT’S all systems go for the Senate and the House of Representatives for the start of canvassing of votes for the presidential and vice-presidential candidates.

The two houses of Congress already agreed to convene on Tuesday as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) through a resolution.

The ballot boxes that contain the Certificates of Canvass (COCs) and Election Returns (ERs) were already brought to the House of Representatives from the Senate office in Pasay City.

During the past two weeks, around 90.17 percent or 156 of the 173 COCs and ERs were already received by the Senate from the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

The leaders of both Houses are confident that there will be no problems in the process of the canvassing of votes and proclamation.

Based on the partial and unofficial count from the Comelec’s transparency server, the tandem of presumptive President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. and presumptive Vice President Sara Duterte-Carpio are the leading candidates.

Sen. Franklin Drilon earlier said that nothing will stop the canvassing and proclamation once Congress convenes as the NBOC even if there are pending petitions in the Supreme Court to stop the proclamation of Marcos as the winning presidential candidate.

Congress eyes to conclude the canvassing by Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

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