Facebook took down 5 million pieces of content leading up to PHL elections — Meta

By Patricia B. Mirasol, Reporter Facebook, the Meta-owned social media platform, removed five million pieces of content on Facebook and Instagram in the four months leading up to the Philippine national elections and the week following (Jan. 9–May 16).  They were all in violation of Facebook’s violence and incitement policies, according to Meta in an […]

EOC: Covid case surge unlikely after elections

A CITY Hall official is confident that cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Cebu City will remain low after the May 9, 2022 elections.Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy chief implementer of the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), said Monday, May 2, that the possibility of another surge after the elections is remote.Garganera added that more than […]

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 […]