THE Senate as of Thursday afternoon had received 19 Certificates of Canvass out of the expected 168 COC that will be turned over to the chamber before they are transmitted to the House of Representatives for the official canvassing of votes for President and Vice President.
Of the 168 COC, 107 will come from various provinces and cities in the country as well as the local absentee voting centers while 61 will be from overseas absentee voting (OAV) posts.
The first batch of COC was delivered on Wednesday from the cities of San Juan, Malabon, Pasig and Taguig (all in Metro Manila); Pateros town (also in Metro Manila); Oriental Mindoro province; and the local absentee voting centers.
As of 3:54 p.m., Thursday, 12 more COC were received by the Senate from the provinces of Romblon, Sorsogon, Quirino, Ilocos Sur, Guimaras, Ifugao, Batanes, Zambales, Camarines Norte and Tarlac; and the cities of Mandaluyong (Metro Manila) and Baguio.
The Senate will be gathering all COC until May 23 and the chamber will deliver them to the House of Representatives for canvassing by the National Board of Canvassers.