Elections 2022

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

Over 3K election gun ban violators arrested: PNP

MANILA –A total of 3,308 people have been arrested for violating the election gun ban, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Thursday.In a statement, the PNP said 3,202 of those apprehended were civilians, 61 security guards, 23 police officers, and 22 military personnel.A total of... Read More

Robin Padilla earns Filipinos trust by topping Senate race

MANILA – Senator-elect Robin Padilla earned the Filipinos’ trust as he topped the recently concluded May 9 senatorial race.Padilla, an actor-turned-politician, was among the 12 senators proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the National Board of Canvassers, on... Read More

Comelec proclaims 12 new senators

MANILA–Three neophytes, five former legislators and four reelectionist lawmakers comprised the 12 newly-elected senators in the just-concluded May 9 national and local polls.The new senators who will have a fresh 6-year term that will end in June 2028, were proclaimed by the Commission on... Read More

Palace hopes to work closely with 12 winning senators

MANILA – Malacañang on Wednesday congratulated the 12 newly proclaimed senators and expressed hope of being able to work closely with them.“We congratulate the 12 newly proclaimed Senators of the Republic. Our people have elected old and new faces in the Senate, and there is a... Read More

‘98, ‘22 general elections had 10 presidential candidates each

MANILA – Did you know that of the six general elections held so far in the Philippines under the 1987 Constitution, there were two times when 10 candidates aspired for the top elective post?The first time was in the May 11, 1998 polls where the presidency was contested by then Vice President... Read More

Marcos camp to DQ seekers: Stop agenda of divisiveness, animosity

MANILA – The chief of staff and spokesman of presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Tuesday appealed to the petitioners of the disqualification case against the runaway winner in the presidential race to stop pursuing their agenda of divisiveness and... Read More

Comelec OKs May 18 proclamation of 12 winning senators

MANILA–The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday has finished canvassing 172 out of the 173 local and overseas Certificates of Canvass (COCs).Based on National Tally Sheet Report No. 7, a total 55,549,791 or 83.11 percent of Filipinos out of the 66,839,976 registered have participated... Read More