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Congress canvassing of votes for president, VP to begin May 24

/ 10:14 AM May 17, 2022
COC RECEPTION ROUNDUP: More ballot boxes containing Certificates of Canvass (COCs) and Election Returns (ERs) for President and Vice President were delivered to the Senate.  As of 7:11 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2022, the Senate received 128 COCs or 73.99 percent of the total 173 COCs expected to be transmitted to the upper chamber.  Transmitted to the Senate were COCs from Quezon Province, Isabela, Mountain Province, Lapu-Lapu City, Davao del Norte, General Santos City, Sultan Kudarat and North Cotabato.  Likewise, the chamber accepted Overseas Absentee Voting COCs from India, Lebanon and Italy.  Both houses of Congress are expected to convene in a joint session on May 24 to canvass the votes for the 2022 presidential and vice presidential elections.  (Senate PRIB Photos)

COC RECEPTION ROUNDUP: More ballot boxes containing Certificates of Canvass (COCs) and Election Returns (ERs) for President and Vice President were delivered to the Senate.
(Senate PRIB Photos)

MANILA, Philippines — The two chambers of Congress will begin on May 24 its canvassing of votes for the presidential and vice presidential candidates in the recently-concluded national elections.

During a meeting on Monday, officials of the Senate and House agreed to transfer the ballot boxes containing the certificates of canvass and election returns from the Senate in Pasay City to the House of Representatives in Quezon City in the early morning of May 23.

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Upon resumption of session on May 23, the Senate and the House will then convene as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) which is tasked to canvass votes and later proclaim the next president and vice president of the country.

The canvassing proper will begin on May 24 at 2 p.m. From May 25 to 27, canvassing shall run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., according to a press release of the House.

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The Commission on Elections earlier also convened as the NBOC to canvass votes for the senatorial and partylist elections.

Winning senatorial candidates are set to be proclaimed on May 18 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City while proclamation of winning party-list groups will begin on May 19.

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