MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has so far canvassed 149 certificates of canvass (COCs) of votes cast for the senatorial and party-list races.
Comelec is sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC). As the NBOC, the poll body is canvassing votes for the senatorial and party-list polls.
The presidential and vice-presidential votes, meanwhile, will be canvassed by Congress when it resumes session on May 23.
After Saturday’s session, the Comelec has so far canvassed 149 out of 173 COCs.
This means only 24 COCs remain to be canvassed. The NBOC suspended its session on Saturday and will resume canvassing at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 15.
In Comelec’s third partial and official tally report released on Friday actor-turned-politician Robin Padilla continued to lead the “Magic 12” with 23,908,730 votes for his senatorial bid so far.
He is followed by Antique Rep. Loren Legarda, who ranked second with 21,964,607 votes. Broadcaster Tulfo ranks third with follows 21,473,739 votes so far.
Comelec’s fourth canvass report is expected to be released on Sunday.
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