Elections 2022

Sara Duterte may take oath ahead of June 30: Comelec

MANILA–An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday said there is nothing wrong with the plan of leading vice presidential candidate Sara Duterte to hold her oath taking ahead of June 30, the official start of her term.According to Comelec Commissioner George Garcia, the... Read More

Comelec ready to answer petition filed vs. Marcos before SC

MANILA–The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is ready to follow orders from the Supreme Court (SC) in connection with the petition to stop Congress, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), from counting the votes of presidential frontrunner Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. in the... Read More

Comelec invites top gov't execs to attend proclamation

MANILA–The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has invited top government officials including President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to attend the proclamation of the 12 winning senators on Wednesday.Comelec Commissioner George Garcia said government officials are welcome to grace the occasion if they... Read More

Congress to canvass votes for President, VP on May 24-27

MANILA – Congress will start the canvassing of votes for the presidential and vice presidential races from May 24 until May 27.Secretary General Mark Llandro Mendoza said the canvassing will begin on May 24 at 2 p.m., while from May 25 to 27, it will be scheduled from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.Under... Read More

SoKor PM congratulates presumptive VP Sara Duterte

MANILA – Acting Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Choo Kyongho has congratulated Sara Duterte on her presumptive win as the 15th vice president of the Philippines in the last May 9 polls.In a letter addressed to Duterte on Monday, Choo expressed his confidence that under Duterte’s... Read More

NBOC done with all but 1 of 173 certificates of canvass

MANILA – A week after the May 9 national and local elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), has canvassed 172 out of 173 Certificates of Canvass (COCs) from local and overseas voting.Commissioner George Garcia said in a press... Read More

Galvez urges healing from ‘animosity’ of partisan politics

MANILA – Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., called on Filipinos to begin the healing and reconciliation process from the “animosity of partisan politics”.Speaking at the Peace Partners’ Recognition Day of the Office of the... Read More

Comelec allows HK vote transmission without Shanghai COCs

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday approved the request of the Office of Overseas Voting (OFOV) in Hong Kong to allow the transmission of its Certificate of Canvass (COC) without waiting for the results of special polls in Shanghai, China.In a two-page resolution, the... Read More

Official vows to track down Lanao Sur poll disruptors

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday said it will go after the perpetrators of poll-related violence that caused “failure of elections” in 14 villages in Lanao del Sur province.In a virtual public briefing on Monday, Comelec commissioner George Garcia said extra... Read More

Poll body to proclaim winning senators Wednesday sans ranking

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will proclaim the 12 winning senators on Wednesday but their final ranking can’t be determined yet pending the result of the special polls in Lanao del Sur on May 24.Comelec spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco said the senators will instead be... Read More

Mobile phone purchase surge not linked to vote-buying

MANILA – The surge in mobile phone sales in Surigao del Sur cannot be automatically attributed to vote-buying, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Sunday.Acting Comelec spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco said reports that popular mobile phone brands were sold out in three shopping malls... Read More

67% of election returns, COCs already transmitted to Senate

MANILA – The Senate is on standby Sunday for 56 more Election Returns (ERs) and Certificates of Canvass (COCs) expected to arrive anytime, out of the 173 that the joint session of Congress will canvass starting May 24 to determine the next President and Vice President.On the sixth day after... Read More

Comelec-NBOC nearly done with senators, party-list canvassing

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), has already canvassed 149 of 173 Certificates of Canvass (COC) of the May 9 elections.Comelec spokesperson, Director John Rex Laudiangco, said in a press briefing on Saturday at the Philippine... Read More

Walkouts alarm parents; Manila university warns students

MANILA – As soon as election results were announced, although unofficial and partial, showing Ferdinand Marcos Jr. way ahead of second-placed Vice President Leni Robredo in the presidential race, calls for academic walkouts and suspension of classes floated.On May 9, the University of the... Read More

DICT thwarts over 20K attempted attacks vs. Comelec website

MANILA – The website of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) was attacked more than 20,000 times but thanks to the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), nothing succeeded.Acting spokesperson, Director John Rex Laudiangco, disclosed in a press conference on Saturday... Read More

No significant reports yet to affect election outcome: Comelec TF

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Task Force Kontra Bigay (Anti-Bribe) has received more than 1,000 reports of vote-buying but nothing significant yet that will affect the outcome of the May 9 polls.In a press conference at the PICC Forum Tent in Pasay City on Saturday,... Read More

OPAPRU peace roadmap to guide next admin

MANILA – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) will hand its peace roadmap to the next administration once the new officials assume office.OPAPRU Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. cited the significant milestone of President Rodrigo Duterte’s... Read More

121 COCs canvassed since Tuesday: Comelec

MANILA–The Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), on Friday reported that it has already canvassed a total of 121 Certificates of Canvass (COCs).Based on the available partial and official National Tally Sheet Report No. 3 of the NBOC, the... Read More

Comelec assures Filipinos in Shanghai can vote

MANILA–The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday assured that the close to 2,000 Filipinos registered voters in Shanghai, China will be able to exercise their right of suffrage even as the winning candidates in national positions have been proclaimed.Comelec spokesperson, lawyer John Rex... Read More

Poll body prepares proclamation of winning senators

MANILA–The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is preparing for the proclamation of winners in the senatorial race in the just-concluded May 9 national and local polls.Comelec acting spokesman, lawyer John Rex Laudiangco, assured that the activity would be strictly compliant with the health... Read More