By: Elena Grace Flores
No Official Canvass Results yet released for the Vice Presidential race as of today 6:00 AM of May 15, 2016. This is a lengthy process with rooms of discrepancies if watchers from both sides of Leni Robredo and Senator Bongbong Marcos are not vigilant. This is the process according to Hilario Andes:
The precinct count per clustered precinct which are the ones in the schools where the voting took place submits their results to the municipal and city boards of canvassers to tally the votes for the local candidates like the congressmen, governors, vice governors and down to the councilors. The municipal boards will then submit the statement of votes per precinct to the Provincial board of canvassers – who again do the canvass to determine the winners for the governors and congressmen in a district basis for the vice governors and the board members.
The summary of the provincial canvass now becomes the Certificate of canvass of the province likewise the chartered city like Makati, San Juan, Pasay and others becomes the City Certificates of Canvass. The COCs are now the basis of the joint session of congress. The senate in the house will be canvassing the votes for the President and Vice President. Meantime, Comelec also copies the COCs for the canvass of the senatorial results.