Elections 2022

AFP personnel reminded to maintain professionalism, stay neutral

MANILA – As they secure the May 9 national and local elections on Monday, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Andres Centino reminded all military personnel to remain non-partisan and maintain professionalism while going about their poll duties.“Our constitution mandates us... Read More

Voters must be safe, free in choosing candidates: DavOcc guv

DAVAO CITY – The death of a village chief in Davao del Sur, gunned down because of suspected election-related issues, is an incident that should not happen again.Davao Occidental Governor Claude Bautista thus appealed on Saturday for peaceful, free, and honest elections on May 9.In a video... Read More

NTF-ELCAC calls for unity, respect on election day

MANILA–The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) has called for unity and respect on election day.NTF-ELCAC acting spokesperson, Prosecutor Flosemer Chris Gonzales, hopes the Filipino people will respect whatever result comes out after the May 9 polls.“The... Read More

VP Leni gets support from sports personalities

MANILA – Support poured in for presidential aspirant Vice President Leni Robredo in recent sports events.The University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) basketball tournament enjoined spectators to wear pink, the color associated with Robredo’s camp, during a matchday at... Read More

Armed men rob Zambo Sur councilor at home

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Gunmen divested a town councilor seeking re-election and one of his supporters of cash and valuables right at the official’s residential compound in Zamboanga del Sur, the police disclosed Saturday.Brig. Gen. Franco Simborio, Police Regional Office 9 (Zamboanga... Read More

Comelec starts poll paraphernalia distribution in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The City Treasurer’s Office here, under the supervision of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), on Saturday began the distribution of election paraphernalia for Monday’s national and local polls.Lawyer Stephen Roy Cañete, 1st District election officer,... Read More

C. Luzon gun ban nets over 2.7K firearms, 321 arrested

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga –Some 2,791 assorted firearms, deadly weapons, and explosives were seized in Central Luzon since the start of the implementation of the gun ban on January 9, this year.Brig. Gen. Matthew P. Baccay, regional director of the PRO-3, said on Saturday a total of 1,302... Read More

DOH to set up vaccination stations in poll precincts

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) will set up coronavirus vaccination booths in polling precincts nationwide on election day .DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a “Laging Handa” briefing on Saturday that primary series and booster doses will be made... Read More

Pacquiao says ‘poor’ voters will propel him to presidency

CEBU CITY –Senator Manny Pacquiao expects to be elected as president on Monday through the support of the poor sector which he said is made up of about 30 million.In his grand rally outside a mall at the North Reclamation Area in this capital city on Friday, he told the crowd that more than 30... Read More

Senate post-election proceedings to air live

MANILA – The Senate will take advantage of digital technology by broadcasting live for the first time the arrival and deposit of all election documents.Senate Secretary Myra Marie Villarica said the whole process of receiving the Certificates of Canvass (COCs) and Election Returns (ERs) for... Read More

Belgica vows continuation of localized peace talks

MANILA–Senatorial aspirant and former Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Chairperson Greco Belgica on Saturday vowed to pursue localized peace initiatives to end communist insurgency in the country.If he wins in the May 9 senatorial race, Belgica said he would continue the local... Read More

Liquor ban takes effect May 8-9

MANILA –As part of measures to secure Monday's national and local elections, a liquor ban will be implemented across the country on May 8 and 9 as the Philippine National Police (PNP) reminds the public of election rules and other prohibited acts.The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has... Read More

Isko Moreno miting de avance celebration of life, hope

MANILA – Aksyon Demokratiko standard-bearer Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso will go back to his roots on Saturday when he holds his miting de avance at Moriones Linear Park in Tondo, Manila.Domagoso said the Aksyon Demokratiko event that will start at 4 p.m. will be a show of gratitude and a... Read More

Be ready to fight illegal drugs, PRRD advises Baste

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte advised his youngest son, this city’s Acting Mayor Sebastian "Baste" Duterte, that he must be ready to fight illegal drug activities if he wins in the May 9 elections.The President showed up here Friday night for the Hugpong ng Pagbabago miting de... Read More

Comelec discards more than 930K ballots

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday began destroying defective official and roadshow ballots and other accountable forms at the National Printing Office (NPO) in Quezon City.Commissioner George Garcia headed the destruction of 933,311 ballots, including 586,988 official... Read More

Sultan Kudarat guv bet secures TRO vs. Comelec ruling

COTABATO CITY – The candidacy of Sultan Kudarat gubernatorial aspirant Datu Pax Ali Mangudadatu remains valid.On Friday, the Supreme Court issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Commission on Elections (Comelec), which earlier canceled Mangudadatu’s certificate of... Read More

Don’t sell your votes: PACC

MANILA–With just two days before the May 9 national and local elections, the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) reminded the Filipino electorate not to cast their vote in exchange for money. In a Facebook post on Friday, the PACC told voters to choose candidates with a good track... Read More

DOTr, MMDA to intensify transport, road security on election day

MANILA – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will intensify security measures in all roads and public transportation when Filipinos cast their ballots on Monday.The DOTr announced the activation of “Oplan Byaheng Ayos:... Read More

PNP Laoag denies being 'unfair,' steps up ‘Oplan Sita’

LAOAG CITY – Police authorities here on Friday vowed to further intensify their operations against loose firearms and other forms of election-related crimes, even as they denied accusations from a former lawmaker of being "unfair."Laoag police chief, Lt. Col. Joemar Labiano, issued the... Read More

DOST announces 94% passing rate in electoral board certification

MANILA -- Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña on Friday announced the agency has recorded a 94.23-percent passing rate in the electoral board member certification. "As of April 21, a total of 205,413 local electoral board members [who] will serve during... Read More