Elections 2022

Comelec Bicol urges voters to sign up

LEGAZPI CITY – The Commission on Elections-Bicol (Comelec-5) is calling on residents to participate in the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls in December by registering as voters.In an infographics posted on its Facebook page, Comelec-5 said offices will accept applications until... Read More

Comelec dockets 17 verified complaints of vote-buying, selling

MANILA – Seventeen complaints that involve alleged vote-buying and selling are set to undergo preliminary investigations, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).Acting Comelec spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco said Friday the verified complaint-affidavits passed through the Law... Read More

Comelec audit reports 99.9% accuracy of May 9 polls

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday achieved a nearly 100 percent accuracy score after its Random Manual Audit (RMA) of the May 9 elections.Commissioner Aimee Ferolino, in charge of the RMA Committee, said they started last month and finished ahead of schedule.“On... Read More

Palace thanks Filipinos for supporting Sara Duterte

MANILA – Malacañang on Sunday thanked Filipinos for the continuous support and trust given to outgoing Davao City Mayor and Vice President-elect Sara Duterte.Acting presidential spokesperson and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar made this remark just hours before the inauguration... Read More

Comelec shuts down 3 servers used in May 9 polls

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has shut down the servers and networks of the automated elections system (AES) used in the May 9 national and local elections.Comelec spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco said since the data centers are no longer needed, they must be shut down.The... Read More

Congress bent on proclaiming new president, VP on Wednesday

MANILA – Congress, convening as the National Board of Canvassers, is expecting to proclaim the president-elect and vice-president elect on Wednesday, according to House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez.During the resumption of the canvassing of votes for the presidential and vice presidential... Read More

Congress to uphold integrity of electoral process, says Romualdez

MANILA – House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez on Tuesday vowed that Congress, convening as the National Board of Canvassers, will "uphold the integrity of the electoral process".Romualdez gave the assurance as the House of Representatives and Senate began the official tallying of votes cast... Read More

No objection to Congress' canvassing of votes: Robredo camp

MANILA – The camp of the presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday said they will not object to the inclusion of all the certificates of canvass (COCs) in the tallying of votes for president in the last May 9 elections.In a manifestation during the Congress' canvassing of... Read More

Cops in Tubaran, Lanao Sur on heightened alert for special polls

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday said it had placed the entire municipality of Tubaran in Lanao Del Sur under full alert status as part of its security measures for the conduct of special elections in 12 of its barangays. Maj. Gen. Valeriano T. de Leon, PNP director for... Read More

Service provider asked to explain poll items found in vacant lot

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Monday it has directed its service provider, F2 Logistics, to explain the poll paraphernalia found in a vacant lot in Amadeo, Cavite."The Packing and Shipping Committee headed by Dir. Theddeus Hernan will fully investigate everything. In... Read More

House OKs joint session reso to canvass votes for prexy, VP

MANILA – The House of Representatives on Monday adopted a concurrent resolution for the holding of a joint public session to canvass the votes for president and vice president in the May 9 elections.According to House Resolution 26, the House and the Senate will convene on May 24 at 10 a.m. as... Read More

Senate transfers COCs, ERs to House of Representatives

MANILA – The Senate on Monday transferred a total of 156 or 90.17 percent of the 173 certificates of canvass (COCs) and election returns (ERs) to the House of Representatives at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City.According to the Senate Public Relations and Information Bureau (PRIB), Senate... Read More

Kontra Daya disinformation undermines elections, poll workers

MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) slammed the group Kontra Daya for its "overactive imagination and conspiracy theories" about alleged widespread fraud and failure of elections in the just-concluded national and local elections.DILG spokesperson Undersecretary... Read More

Comelec probes election documents supposedly left in Cavite

MANILA–An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday said an investigation is being conducted on the video circulating regarding the purported election documents supposedly left in Amadeo, Cavite.Comelec Acting Spokesman John Rex Laudiangco said the matter has been referred... Read More

Comelec OKs P2-K add'l honoraria for teachers

MANILA–Teachers who performed as electoral boards (EBs) and have worked overtime during the May 9 polls are entitled to receive additional honoraria amounting to PHP2,000, an official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Friday.Comelec Commissioner George Garcia said the additional... Read More

PNP starts preparing for BBM, Sara Duterte proclamation

MANILA –Philippine National Police (PNP) director for operations Maj. Gen. Valeriano de Leon on Friday said they are now readying security forces for the proclamation of presumptive President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and presumptive Vice President Sara Duterte-Carpio.De Leon also said... Read More

Comelec may proclaim party-list winners next week

MANILA–The Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), may proclaim the winning party-lists in the May 2022 polls next week.Comelec acting spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco said the proclamation will be done immediately after the holding of the... Read More

Comelec reminds candidates to file SOCE before June 8

MANILA–The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminds all candidates in the May 9 polls to submit their respective Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) until June 8.Comelec acting spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco said those who withdrew their candidacies and political parties are... Read More

Comelec to disprove alleged poll irregularities: Palace

MANILA – Malacañang on Thursday said it will leave it up to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to prove that there are no irregularities in the May 9 national and local elections.Acting presidential spokesperson and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar made this remark after the... Read More

Cops in special polls to wear body cams

MANILA–Philippine National Police (PNP) director for operations, Maj. Gen. Valeriano de Leon, on Thursday said that body-worn cameras will be used by police officers who will be deployed to secure the special elections in 12 barangays in Lanao del Sur to ensure that all operations and... Read More