• Only 19 out of 168 COCs now in Senate


    THE Senate as of Thursday afternoon has received 19 Certificates of Canvass out of the expected 168 COCs, which will be turned over to the chamber before their transmittal to the House of Representatives for the official canvassing of votes for president and vice president.

    Of the 168 COCs, 107 will come from various provinces and cities in the country as well as the local absentee voting, while 61 will be from overseas absentee voting (OAV)

    The first batch of COCs was delivered Wednesday from the cities of San Juan, Malabon, Pasig and Taguig-Pateros; the province of Oriental Mindoro, and the local absentee voting.

    As of 3:54 p.m. on Thursday, 12 more COCs were received by the Senate from the provinces of Romblon, Sorsogon, Quirino, Ilocos Sur, Guimaras, Ifugao, Batanes, Zambales, Camarines Norte, and Tarlac; as well as the cities of Mandaluyong and Baguio.

    The Senate will be gathering all COCs until May 23 and deliver these to the House of Representatives for the counting of the National Board of Canvassers (NBC). JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA



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