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Comelec Gives Update on Proclamation of Winners of Senatorial, Party-Lists Elections

COMELEC – The Commission on Elections announced the target dates for the proclamation of the winning senators and party-lists.

Both local and national elections were held last May 9, 2022. Millions of Filipinos participated in the election by practicing their right to vote. The national elections include the poll for the next president, vice president, and senators in the country.

There was also an election of party-lists. On the eve of the election day, the winners of the local elections were already determined. For the national elections, it may take days as the results of the votes from the different areas have to be consolidated. Many Filipinos abroad also participated in the election through the absentee voting.

COCs from other nations must be sent back to the Philippines for the canvassing of votes. Recently, COMELEC spoke on the proclamation of the winning senators and party-lists.

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Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, COMELEC hopes to proclaim the winning senators by Wednesday, May 18. The top 12 senatorial candidates in the voting results will secure seats in the Senate. With regards to the winning party-lists, the poll body expects to proclaim it on May 19, 2022.

In a Viber message to the media, Commissioner George Garcia said that the target proclamations will push through if the COCs from Hong Kong will arrive today. However, there is still no certainty as to when the COCs from China will arrive in the Philippines due to the lockdown implemented in several areas in the Chinese community.

According to the poll body, the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) has already canvassed a total of 159 certificates of canvass (COCs) as of Monday. The COCs from Hungary, Pakistan, India, Amman, Chile, Jordan, South Africa, and Syria are among those that have already been canvassed.

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