More COCs, ERs arrive in Senate for final canvassing for President, VP

More COCs, ERs arrive in Senate for final canvassing for President, VP

By Ernie Reyes

MANILA — More ballot boxes containing Certificates of Canvass (COCs) and Election Returns (ERs) for President and Vice President were delivered to the Senate for final canvassing when session resumes on Monday, May 23.

According to the Public Relation and Information Bureau (PRIB), 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.  (ai/mtvn)

Photo credits: Senate PRIB Photos

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