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Comelec convenes as board of canvassers for senatorial races

/ 05:57 PM May 09, 2016

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc on Monday convened as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) for the senatorial and party-list contests.

The NBOC convened ahead of the close of the voting period in precincts with five out of seven commissioners present: Chairman Andres Bautista, Commissioners Arthur Lim, Rowena Guanzon, Luie Tito Guia, and Sheriff Abbas.

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The NBOC initialized the counting and canvassing system (CCS) with parties and counsels of candidates as witnesses.

The initialization report, which shows that all candidates got 0 votes, was also shown.

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The NBOC, after showing that no region has transmitted votes just yet, opted to suspend its canvassing until 11 a.m. on Tuesday. RAM/rga

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