BOL vote canvass deferred


The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday deferred the canvassing of votes in Day 1 of the plebiscite on the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BoL) as there were delays in the arrival of the Certificates of Canvass from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Sulu, and Cotabato City.

The Comelec en banc – convening as National Board of Canvassers led by chairman Sheriff Abas – had already started the canvass but after 10 minutes, the session was abruptly adjourned by Abas since the results from the plebiscite are yet to be received by the Comelec’s central office in Manila.

Abas did not provide an explanation as to why the arrival of certificates of canvass was delayed.

Lawyer Consuelo Diola of the Comelec Secretariat Office announced that the canvassing of BoL votes will resume on Wednesday, 23 January at 1 p.m.