House approves resolution for joint public session to conduct canvassing

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THE House of Representatives approved today House Concurrent Resolution 26 for the holding of a joint public session together with the Senate, which will serve as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) that will canvass the votes and proclaim the winning candidates for president and vice president of the May 9 national and local polls.

The resolution was approved, authored by House leaders, during the resumption of the regular session of Congress today, May 23, 2022.

The official canvassing of votes by the NBOC will start tomorrow, May 24. The House Speaker and the Senate President will lead the NBOC canvassing, which will be held at the plenary hall of the House of Representatives in Quezon City.

Under the resolution, the House and the Senate will convene in a joint session starting at 10 am to name the members of the NBOC and to lay down the rules for canvassing.

The session shall then resume in the afternoon, that will signal the start of canvassing.

This morning, the more than 150 Certificates of Canvass and election returns arrived at the Batasan Pambansa complex in Quezon City from the office of the Senate in Pasay City.

The two houses of Congress earlier assured that they will fulfill their Constitutional duty to count the votes and proclaim the winners of the presidential and vice-presidential race in the most orderly and swiftest manner.

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