Elections 2022

No power shortage during May 9 polls

MANILA – The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) issued on Friday its power outlook for May 7 to 10, seeing no shortage in power supply across the country in the next four days.The NGCP said as candidates are expected to hold their miting de avance this weekend, the Luzon grid will... Read More

Comelec designates acting spokesperson

MANILA–An acting spokesperson has been designated by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).In a memorandum issued Friday, Comelec Chairperson Saidamen Pangarungan named lawyer John Rex Laudiangco, Director III of the Law Department, as acting spokesperson.“You (Laudiangco) are hereby... Read More

CBCP calls on dioceses to ring bells on May 9

MANILA–The country’s Catholic bishops have called on churches to ring their bells on May 9, Election Day.In a circular issued on _____day, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) urged churches to ring their bells at the opening of voting precincts at 6 a.m. for... Read More

Opt for digital campaign events to avoid virus: NTF exec

MANILA – The election period has reached fever pitch with miting de avance and various motorcades set until Saturday, the last day of campaign activities.As the Covid-19 crisis remains a pandemic despite the country’s low-risk status, Dr. Ted Herbosa, National Task Force (NTF) Against... Read More

Pandemic adds extra layers of protection on election day

MANILA – Election day on Monday will be unlike any other polling exercise as the world is still under a coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.Aside from making sure the electoral exercise will proceed without any hitch, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is also burdened with the... Read More

May 7 is last day of campaign, Comelec reminds bets

MANILA–The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminded all national and local candidates that campaign activities are no longer allowed on Sunday, the eve of the May 9 polls.According to Comelec Commissioner George Garcia, those who are looking to be elected on Monday, have only until Saturday... Read More

Comelec recognizes Cusi group as official PDP-Laban Party

MANILA–The group of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) president Alfonso Cusi has been recognized as the official members of the political group, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Friday.In an 11-page Resolution, the poll body’s Second Division... Read More

PNP to activate vote-buying monitoring team

MANILA –The Philippine National Police (PNP) will activate its monitoring team to assist the Commission on Elections (Comelec) against vote-buying in relation to the May 9 national and local elections.“We will be activating our own PNP monitoring team to assist the Comelec concerning the... Read More

Comelec-Ilocos Norte reminds public of liquor ban on May 8

MDM05-0506Comelec-Ilocos Norte reminds public of liquor ban on May 8LAOAG CITY – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Ilocos Norte reminded Ilocanos on Friday of the liquor ban that will run from Sunday, May 8, until the May 9 national and local elections are over."It shall be unlawful for... Read More

Review credentials of prexy bets, PRRD urges voters

MANILA –Filipino voters must be discriminating in choosing the next president and look into the biodata of all 10 candidates.Three days before the May 9 elections, President Rodrigo Duterte said survey results are just predictions."There are predictions but they are not... [They] remain to be... Read More

Gender equality promised under Lacson admin

MANILA – A government which espouses inclusivity among all genders will thrive under the presidency of Senator Panfilo Lacson.Speaking at a town hall forum in Ampatuan, Maguindanao on Thursday, Lacson said all Filipinos, including those part of the LGBTQ+ sector (lesbian, gay, bisexual,... Read More

No major issues on testing, sealing of VCMs in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY – Except for some minor glitches and at least one vote counting machine (VCM) in Bacarra town that did not scan the sample election ballots, the final testing and sealing (FTS) of VCMs in Ilocos Norte went smoothly on Friday, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).The... Read More

OCD, NDRRMC on red alert for May 9 polls

MANILA–The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) will be on red alert in time for the May 9 national and local elections, particularly in the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)-proofing the polls.The OCD said this is in line... Read More

Danao’s 1st order: Ensure safe, orderly polls

MANILA–Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año on Friday said the first order of Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao as Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge (OIC) is to ensure that all security preparations are in place so that the country will have peaceful, orderly and... Read More

Rain, quake fail to stop UniTeam’s Mindanao miting de advance

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte – Despite a four-hour heavy downpour and an earthquake, thousands of supporters of the UniTeam led by consistent frontrunners presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos and vice presidential hopeful Sara Duterte, on Thursday stayed to be part of... Read More

All systems go for May 9 polls: Comelec

MANILA–It’s all systems go for the May 9, 2022 national and local elections (NLE), the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Thursday.“We are all systems go. We are just waiting for the date of the elections. We have conducted final testing and sealing (FTS) and the problems we... Read More

Overseas voters turnout now 23%

MANILA–With only four days before the end of the voting period, a total of 385,437 registered overseas voters have so far participated in the exercise.Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Marlon Casquejo said the number represents 23 percent of the 1,697,215 registered voters... Read More

Priest defends Catholic Church’s support for Leni-Kiko tandem

MANILA – A Pangasinan-based priest on Thursday said the Catholic Church supports the tandem of Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Kiko Pangilinan because it is part of its moral obligation to guide the people in choosing their leaders.Several Catholic priests and nuns went house-to-house... Read More

OPAPRU, AFP, MILF sign pact to ensure peaceful, honest 2022 polls

MANILA – A clean, orderly and peaceful election is eyed for the Bangsamoro Region with only four days to go before the election day.This, after the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU), Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), and the Armed Forces of the... Read More

Comelec names dominant majority, minority parties for May polls

MANILA–The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has named the dominant majority party and dominant minority party in the May 9 polls.According to Comelec Resolution No. 10787, the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) was declared as the dominant majority party while the... Read More