Martin2 Romualdez with Velasco, Sotto, Zubiri — (From left) House Majority Leader Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto lll, and Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri discuss the resolution introduced by Romualdez, Velasco, and Minority Leader Joseph Stephen Paduano, providing that the House of Representatives and the Senate hold a joint public session to canvass the votes cast for President and Vice President in the election held on May 9, 2022, and proclaim the President-elect and Vice President-elect. Photo by Ver Noveno

Congress all set for canvass, proclamation

May 23, 2022 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 112 views

ALL systems go this Tuesday to hold a joint public session of Congress to canvass the votes cast for president and vice president in the last May 9 polls and proclaim the winners either Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

On Monday, the House of Representatives adopted House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) No. 26, paving the way for the holding of a joint public session authored by Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco, House Majority Leader and Leyte 1st District Representative Martin G. Romualdez, and House Minority Leader Joseph Stephen Paduano.

Deputy Speaker and Sorsogon Rep. Evelina Escudero, the session’s presiding officer, ruled in favor of Quezon Rep. David Suarez’s motion to adopt HCR 26 after hearing no objection from House members.

The Senate and the House of Representatives are expected to approve the guidelines for the canvassing and the election of their respective contingents to the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC).

The lawmakers are expected to proclaim the winners on Wednesday night or Thursday morning. By Ryan Ponce Pacpaco

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