Elections 2022

Political dynasties, not parties dominate 2022 polls: Casiple

MANILA – Political dynasties, not parties dominate this year’s elections because wealth and power is concentrated among certain families, veteran political analyst Ramon Casiple said Tuesday.In an interview over PTV-4, Casiple said it would take some time before a law banning families... Read More

Fast transmission of poll results ‘surprising’: analyst

MANILA – A political analyst on Tuesday said he was surprised by the speedy transmission of results for the 2022 elections compared to previous polls but noted that it may be too early to jump to conclusions.“Nagulat ako doon sa mabilis ang labas ng mga resulta kasi sa mga naunang mga... Read More

PRRD's support helps Robin Padilla lead Senate race

MANILA – Actor Robin Padilla topping this year's senatorial race came as a surprise, a political analyst said Tuesday.During the "Hatol ng Bayan 2022" program aired on state-run PTV-4, OCTA Research fellow Ranjit Rye said they could not tell the exact reason why Padilla managed to be the top... Read More

Crowd estimates at campaign rallies 'bad' basis for poll outcomes

MANILA – It is "bad" to depend on the candidates' winnability on the crowd estimates at their campaign rallies, a political analyst said Tuesday.This, after campaign sorties of candidates for the May 9 national and local elections have attracted a mammoth crowd amid the coronavirus disease... Read More

PDP-Laban calls for unity under new administration

MANILA – The Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) on Tuesday enjoined the public to stand united and support the next administration for the country's progress and development.PDP-Laban president and Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi made the call, as he lauded the "peaceful and... Read More

No reports of ‘failure of elections’: Comelec

MANILA – No area in the country has been classified with failure of elections as of Tuesday, the Commission on Election (Comelec) said as it noted that Monday’s national and local polls were the most peaceful in recent years.Despite usual vote counting machines woes and isolated reports... Read More

Lacuna to be first woman mayor of Manila

MANILA – Manila Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna will make history as the first woman mayor of the country’s capital.As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Lacuna was enjoying a wide margin of at least 360,000 votes over Alex Lopez.As of posting time, she has garnered 515,605 votes while Lopez has 150,699.Both... Read More

Comelec expects higher overseas voter turnout this year

MANILA –The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is hoping that participation of Filipinos working and living abroad in the May 9 polls will surpass voter turnout in previous polls.According to Comelec Commissioner Marlon Casquejo, they are targeting 36 to 37 percent of overseas voters'... Read More

Valeras, Bernoses continue to dominate Abra politics

BANGUED, Abra – After a battle among three families vying for the top posts in this province, members of the Valera and Bernos families will be retaining their posts after emerging victorious in the May 9 elections.Based on the partial unofficial result of the provincial canvassing, both... Read More

PPCRV monitoring shows Marcos-Duterte convincingly ahead

MANILA – Just like in other partial and unofficial counting, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte are the runaway leaders in the presidential and vice presidential derby of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) on Tuesday afternoon.Marcos has already garnered... Read More

Congress urged to probe ‘defective’ vote counting machines

MANILA – Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez on Tuesday urged the House of Representatives to look into the reported malfunctioning of several vote-counting machines (VCMs) across the country.Rodriguez said defective VCMs and secure digital (SD) or memory cards resulted in the disenfranchisement of... Read More

Isko congratulates BBM for leading May 9 prexy race

MANILA–Aksyon Demokratiko standard-bearer Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso on Tuesday congratulated former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. who is leading the May 9 presidential race by a wide margin."Ngayon naman po mga kababayan, nakikinita na po natin at malapit na rin po yan maging... Read More

Catholic priest urges Filipinos to respect ‘majority rule’

MANILA–A Catholic priest urged the people to respect the decision of the Filipinos in choosing the leaders of the country.Fr. Anton CT Pascual, president of Radio Veritas, said it is important to recognize the result of the election because it is one of the characteristics of an independent... Read More

Lacson, Sotto concede, vow to move on with other plans

MANILA – Presidential candidate Senator Panfilo Lacson and his running mate, Senate President Vicente Sotto III, on Tuesday said they have accepted the results of the elections and would move on with their other plans.Sotto even wished “Godspeed to our new President and Vice... Read More

Comelec may proclaim winning senators this week

MANILA–The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is looking to proclaim the 12 winning senators in Monday’s polls within the week.“We can do it within this week. Hopefully, this week if we can do it, we will proclaim,” Comelec Commissioner Marlon Casquejo said in a press briefing... Read More

Comelec affirms dismissal of appeals vs. Marcos candidacy

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has dismissed the motions for reconsideration on two sets of petitions seeking to disqualify presidential race frontrunner Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.On Tuesday, the Comelec en banc released its ruling that stemmed from petitioners... Read More

Peaceful polls due to cooperation of security agencies

MANILA–The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) believes that the strong and good cooperation between the Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) were the reasons why Monday's polls were generally peaceful and safe."I think... Read More

‘Respect the will of the Filipino people’: NTF-ELCAC

MANILA – As various groups gathered in front of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office in Intramuros, Manila on Tuesday to protest the alleged widespread electoral fraud in the May 9 polls, the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) urged them to... Read More

Senate bets Panelo, Langit concede defeat

MANILA – Senatorial aspirants Salvador Panelo and Rey Langit on Tuesday acknowledged their defeat in this year’s elections. This, after partial and unofficial count of the poll results showed that Panelo and Langit failed to enter the top 12 of the senatorial race. “The people have... Read More

Teodoro, Sotto retain mayoral posts in Marikina, Pasig

MANILA –Re-electionist Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro won the mayoral race in Marikina City while Mayor Vico Sotto is set to serve his second term in Pasig City as the Commission on Elections officially proclaimed them winners on Tuesday morning.Teodoro garnered 183,878 votes,... Read More