Elections 2022

ERs from Visayas on its way to PPCRV

MANILA – Election Returns (ERs) from some voting areas in the Visayas are expected to arrive Wednesday here at the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) Command Center at the University of Santo Tomas campus.PPCRV Legal Affairs Director and spokesperson Vann dela Cruz told the... Read More

Senate receives first batches of COCs from Cambodia, Malabon

MANILA –The Senate has started receiving certificates of canvass (COCs) from two voting areas on its first two days of serving its mandate as part of the National Board of Canvassers for the 2022 presidential and vice presidential races.The first physical COCs delivered to the upper chamber on... Read More

Comelec reminds bets anew to submit SOCE to avoid raps

BANGUED, Abra – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) here on Wednesday reiterated an earlier advisory for candidates to submit their Statement of election Contribution and Expenditures (SOCE) to avoid facing charges. “Nag-advise kami sa candidates na dapat sundin nila lahat ang rules... Read More

CAR proclaims election winners; Magalong retains post in Baguio

BANGUED, Abra – Winners for the different elected posts in the six provinces and two cities in the Cordillera Administrative Region have been proclaimed, some as early as Monday evening and the last batch on Tuesday evening. As early as Monday evening (May 9), the Commission on Elections... Read More

Cayetano for cooperation, not conformity with next admin

MANILA – Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday said he is for cooperation and unity as he works with the next administration, but he will not hesitate to make criticisms if he sees something wrong.Cayetano, who is among the top 12 candidates in the senatorial race, said while he... Read More

Peace adviser describes May 9 polls as ’democracy at its finest’

MANILA – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) on Wednesday described the May 9 elections as “generally peaceful, orderly and organized.”In a message, OPAPRU Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said the democracy was at its “finest”... Read More

Comelec determined to go after fake news peddlers

MANILA – The Commission on Election (Comelec) on Wednesday urged the public to refrain from peddling fake information online regarding the 2022 elections as it is punishable by the law.In a press conference, Commissioner George Garcia said the Comelec is taking the spreading of false... Read More

Robin Padilla tops Senate race in NBOC partial official count

MANILA–Action star Robin Padilla is in the top spot with over 600,000 votes in the May 2022 senatorial race.Based on the partial official tabulation of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), Padilla so far got 612,684 votes after counting... Read More

Reelected House leader to pursue Covid-19 recovery measures

MANILA – House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez has been officially reelected as the representative of Leyte's first district in the May 9 elections.Romualdez, who ran unopposed, garnered a total of 181,480 votes, securing his fifth term in total as the district's congressman since... Read More

Manila, QC start removing election campaign materials

MANILA – The local governments of Manila and Quezon City have started the operations to remove the election campaign materials used during the May 9 polls.During his Facebook live update on Wednesday, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said he ordered the Department of... Read More

Marcos Jr. will be 'President for all Filipinos’: spox

MANILA – The camp of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Wednesday claimed victory in the 2022 presidential elections, saying the Filipino people "have spoken decisively".Marcos' spokesperson, Atty. Victor Rodriguez said the landslide presidential election win is a victory for all... Read More

Poll body vows complete proclamation of 12 winning senators

MANILA–The Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), is looking to proclaim all 12 winning senators in the May 2022 polls.Comelec Commissioner George Garcia said they are not inclined to make a partial proclamation but to announce the 12 winning... Read More

Comelec thanks int'l observers for citing PH elections

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday thanked the international observers for acknowledging the recently concluded national and local elections.“We really are very thankful for that. And that is the reason why we engaged in the law required an international... Read More

May 9 polls post highest voter turnout for LAV, OV: Comelec

MANILA–The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday reported that 88 percent out of 84,358 individuals who participated in the local absentee voting (LAV) in this year's national and local elections is so far the highest recorded turnout of voters.According to Comelec acting spokesperson... Read More

High voter turnout shows growing political interest of Filipinos

MANILA – Malacañang on Wednesday welcomed what is expected to be the Philippines’ highest voter turnout despite restrictions posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).Acting presidential spokesperson and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar made this remark after the... Read More

PNP to secure canvassing areas, exercise maximum tolerance

MANILA– Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año on Wednesday ordered the Philippine National Police to beef up security in all canvassing areas and continue to exercise maximum tolerance on poll protest rallies.The order was issued amid reports of... Read More

Reelected Belmonte vows ‘intensified service’ in QC

MANILA – Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte promised an intensified public service from her administration after she was reelected in the May 9 national and local elections.Belmonte garnered 662,661 votes, beating Anakalusugan Party-list Representative Mike Defensor who got 419,064 votes.In a... Read More

PNP successful in containing poll violence in Mindanao

MANILA–The Philippine National Police (PNP) has successfully contained the usual outbreak of violence in Mindanao during the May 9 elections.PNP directorate for operations, Maj. Gen. Valeriano De Leon, in an interview Wednesday, attributed this to early security preparations and real-time... Read More

Wescom chief thanks task forces for peaceful polls in Palawan

MANILA–The Puerto Princesa-based Western Command (Wescom) on Wednesday thanked the special task forces created to ensure peace and orderly May 9 elections in Palawan."With profound gratitude, I wish to thank the officers and enlisted personnel of Joint Task Force Peacock, Joint Task... Read More

Pacquiao concedes to frontrunner Bongbong Marcos

MANILA – Senator Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao has conceded the presidential race to election frontrunner Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. but promised to continue to serve poor Filipinos.“Bilang isang boxer at atleta, marunong akong tumanggap ng pagkatalo. Sana lang kahit talo... Read More