Elections 2022

File electoral protest before proper forum: Comelec

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said the only way to resolve poll-related complaints and other protests is by filing before a proper forum.Acting spokesperson, John Rex Laudiangco, said in a press conference Friday that if there are grounds for electoral protests, the cases can... Read More

Comelec probes 900 faulty vote counting machines

MANILA–The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will begin this weekend the investigation of the over 900 vote counting machines (VCMs) that encountered issues during the May 9 polls.According to Commissioner George Garcia, the Comelec Steering Committee headed by Commissioner Marlon Casquejo... Read More

Comelec eyes OT pay for poll workers in areas with faulty VCMs

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is eyeing to give additional honoraria to electoral board (EB) members who rendered overtime work during the May 9 elections due to faulty vote counting machines (VCMs).In a press conference on Friday, Comelec acting spokesperson John Rex... Read More

Respect decision of majority in May 9 polls: Lorenzana

MANILA–Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has called on the Filipino people to rally behind the nation's incoming leaders and work together for the country's common good."The election is over. The people have spoken. Let us respect their decision. That is the essence of our democracy,"... Read More

PNP denies profiling Comelec demonstrators

MANILA–The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday denied allegations that its operatives are profiling personalities who are attending various protest actions at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office in Intramuros, Manila."The PNP has not given any directive to profile any... Read More

Teachers’ dedication, passion seen in May 9 polls

MANILA– Just before Filipinos elected their new set of leaders on Monday, 25-year-old teacher Bea Joy Arcenio spent her night bracing for a long, uncertain yet exciting day in her life.It was one of the historic “first” in her career as an educator, she thought, purposely posing a... Read More

Electronic ERs match with physical copies received by PPCRV

MANILA – The electronic election returns (ERs) transmitted to the transparency server match 100 percent with the “fourth copy” of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), the church-based poll watchdog said on Thursday.This, after the PPCRV received a total of... Read More

82 out of 173 COCs canvassed: NBOC

MANILA–The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), has canvassed 82 Certificates of Canvass (COCs) for senators and party-lists representing over 33 million registered voters in the country and abroad.Comelec spokesman John Rex Laudiangco... Read More

Comelec prepares special elections in 14 Lanao Sur villages

MANILA – The Commission on Election (Comelec) en banc is now readying the poll paraphernalia needed for the conduct of special elections in 14 villages of Lanao del Sur province where "failure of elections" was declared.In a press conference on Thursday, Comelec spokesperson John Rex... Read More

Comelec thanks PRRD for confidence in poll body

MANILA–The Commission on Elections (Comelec) welcomed the statement of Presidential Rodrigo Roa Duterte that he sees no cheating in the just-concluded national and local polls.“We really are grateful to the President of the Republic for saying that. As we all know since the very... Read More

Solon appeals for nat'l unity, urges Pinoys to rally behind BBM

MANILA – Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Raymund Villafuerte on Thursday appealed for national unity following the "highly polarized" May 9 polls.He also called on Filipinos to rally behind presumptive president Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. who is the "clear choice" of a majority of the voters."All... Read More

Comelec ready to proclaim 12 senators

MANILA–The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday said it is ready to proclaim the winning senators in the just-concluded May 9 polls after determining that the Certificates of Canvass (COCs) from areas that will be holding special polls or have yet to conduct elections will no longer... Read More

Comelec verifying petition for failure of elections in Cotabato

MANILA – The Commission on Election (Comelec) en banc is still verifying if there is a filed petition for declaring “failure of elections” in Cotabato City.In a press conference on Thursday in Pasay City, Comelec spokesperson John Rex Laudiagco said every filed petition will go... Read More

Comelec junks petition to declare Marcos as nuisance candidate

MANILA–The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has affirmed the decision of its Second Division denying the petition to cancel the certificate of candidacy (COC) of presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., for failure to present new arguments.In a five-page resolution... Read More

Honey Lacuna takes helm as first female mayor of Manila

MANILA – Incumbent Manila Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna made history after she was proclaimed the first woman mayor of the country's capital on Wednesday evening.In a statement issued to the media on Thursday, Lacuna expressed her gratitude to Manileños for the overwhelming support and honor... Read More

PRRD convinced no cheating in 2022 polls

MANILA – Despite some groups’ allegations of electoral fraud in the May 9 elections, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said he is convinced that there was no cheating or other voting irregularities in the recent polls.“Wala ako nakita, sa totoo lang, at hindi rin talaga ako papayag ng... Read More

Cops seen tearing up ballots mandated by Comelec

MANILA–The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday said police officers seen on the various social media tearing up ballots in a Cotabato precinct are mandated to do so by a Commission on Elections (Comelec) ruling."We have 'fact-checked' video footage circulating on the Internet wherein... Read More

No irregularity in vote ratio of presidential polls: stat experts

MANILA – Statistics experts from the University of the Philippines (UP) on Wednesday found no irregularities in the consistent voting pattern in the partial and unofficial results of the 2022 presidential race.The UP School of Statistics said the supposed "68:32" vote ratio favoring... Read More

Marcos camp to discuss presidential transition process

MANILA – The camp of presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is set to hold a meeting to discuss the presidential transition process and moving forward from the election.In a press conference on Wednesday, Marcos' spokesperson, Atty. Vic Rodriguez, said they will hold... Read More

Comelec declares 'failure of elections' in 3 Lanao del Sur towns

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday declared “failure of elections” in the municipalities of Tubaran, Binidayan, and Butig in the province of Lanao del Sur.In a resolution released to the media, Deputy Director Executive for Operations Teopisto E. Elnas Jr.... Read More