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Drillon & Belmonte: to call joint public session on May 24 for formation of canvassing committee

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
CONGRESS is scheduled to convene on May 24,2016 as the NBOC or the National Board of Canvassers for the canvassing of the votes for the presidential and vice presidential candidates last May 9 national elections.

Senate President Franklin Drilon and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. will be the ones adopting concurrent resolution for them to call the joint public session on May 24.

These two branches will then adopt the rules for canvassing and create the Senate and House panels forming the joint canvassing committee, that will be conducting the actual canvassing of votes under close watch.Canvassing of votes should start the next day, on May 25, 2016 – taking place in Quezon City at the House of Representatives building.

Reference: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2016/05/21/congress-convene-nboc-may-24-474866

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