Comelec to revise guidelines on voting procedures after mock elections outcome

THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) will revise its voting procedures for the May 2022 polls to address issues that were observed during the mock elections held Wednesday in several areas across the country.  Among the problems encountered involved technical matters relating to ballots to vote counting machines as well as ensuring the observance of health […]

Duterte signs law postponing BARMM elections

Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte has officially postponed the first regular elections in the Bangsamoro region, according to the presidential palace. He signed Republic Act (RA) No. 11593 which moves the date of the parliamentary and regional elections of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to May 2025, synchronized with the next mid-term elections. […]

Editorial: Nuisance

In the past, there were bewildering personalities who attempted to run for the presidency, the highest elective post in the country. Some of these individuals who filed their certificates of candidacy include an “intergalactic space ambassador” who claimed he was persuaded to run by aliens who talked to him via their Facebook group and promised […]

Police chief orders early security preparation for 2022 elections  

NATIONAL POLICE chief Guillermo T. Eleazar directed all units and area commanders on Thursday to start planning security measures for the May 2022 polls to ensure the safety and integrity of the electoral process.    “Along with the heated discussion on next year’s elections, I have instructed all our area commanders to begin preparations to ensure clean and orderly elections […]

Comelec mulls adjusting 2022 election campaign rules due to COVID-19

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it is considering modifying its rules and processes for the 2022 national and local elections due to the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. These include the possibility of virtual debates among presidential candidates, safety protocols, and changes in absentee voting.  In its first media briefing on the 2022 national and local elections on Friday, the poll body said that […]