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Ruffy Biazon asks for help: When does one become ‘Senator-elect’?

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Many others have the same question, too.

Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon helped answer one of many questions about the recently-concluded midterm elections.

Like many Filipinos, he is also confused about how a candidate becomes a “senator-elect” and eventually, a senator.

Lucky for him, defeated candidate Erin Tañada had an answer: “They become officially Senators on June 30,2019 when their term starts.”

Between the proclamation of winners by the Commission on Elections and June 30, a candidate in the Magic 12 is called a “Senator-elect.”

Now we know!