Congress will start the canvassing of votes for the presidential and vice presidential polls on May 24-27, as said yesterday, May 17, via the Philippine News Agency.
House Secretary-General Mark Llandro Mendoza said that the canvassing will begin by 2:00 PM on May 24, and will be scheduled from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM on the succeeding days till the last day.
The officials of the Senate and the House have both agreed to transfer the ballot boxes containing the certificates and the canvass of election returns from the Senate in Pasay City to the House of Representatives in Quezon City by the morning of May 23.
Upon the receipt of the certificates of canvass (COC), the president of the Senate shall open all certificates in the presence of the Senate and the House of Representatives in a joint public session, not exceeding more than 30 days after the day of the election.
Likewise, Congress will also take note of the authenticity and due execution of the said canvassing, making sure that it will push through peacefully and in order.
The proclamation of the two highest positions in the country is expected to be done by May 27 or May 28.