Winning senators proclaimed today


THE Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) for senators and party-list groups, officially concluded on Wednesday the tallying of 164 certificates of canvass (COC) from various provinces, as well as from the overseas absentee and detainee voting.

Comelec Chairman Juan Andres Bautista said that all 12 winning senatorial candidates will be proclaimed at 3 p.m. Thursday. The 59 winning party-list groups will be proclaimed at 6 p.m.

Bautista said that certificates of proclamation will be issued to all winning senators and party-list groups.

Senatorial candidate Francis Tolentino filed a motion to suspend the proclamation of the senators tomorrow.

Tolentino is on 13th place, some 1.3 million votes behind the 12th winning senator, former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima.

Bautista said the Comelec will abide with the decision of the Supreme Court if it will issue a temporary restraining order.


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