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Inquirer.net – Filing of COCs to begin on Oct. 1 – Comelec

By Patricia Denise M. Chiu | Inquirer.net MANILA, Philippines — In preparation for the coming May 9, 2022, elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has released the schedule for the

Manila Standard – Comelec sets 2022 poll schedule

By Manila Standard The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set the one-week filing of Certificates of Candidacy (COC) for all elective positions for the May 9, 2022 National and Local

GMA News Online – Comelec sets new registration hours for overseas voters

By TED CORDERO | GMA News Online The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set a new voter registration schedule for those intending to register as overseas voters in the Philippines

Philippine News Agency – 4 registration hubs to accept OFW voter application: Comelec

By Ferdinand Patinio | Philippine News Agency MANILA – Four overseas voting registration centers in Metro Manila will be open starting next week to accept applications for registration in connection

SunStar – Comelec extends operation of overseas voter registration centers

By SunStar THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) is extending the operating days and hours of overseas voting local registration centers beginning Monday, February 15. In an advisory, the Comelec –

Manila Standard – ‘2022 elections to forge ahead, COVID or not’

By Vito Barcelo and Macon Ramos-Araneta | Manila Standard The Commission on Elections gave assurances Thursday the 2022 national elections would push through even if the threat of COVID-19 remained.

Inquirer.net – Conservationists warn on environment impact of splitting Palawan

By Jhesset O. Enano | Inquirer.net Splitting Palawan into three provinces would adversely impact its unique biodiversity and already threatened wildlife, conservationists warned on Tuesday, as the clock ticks nearer

Manila Standard – Saving Leonen

By Charlie V. Manalo | Manila Standard “What’s keeping the SC from releasing Leonen’s SALN?” There’s more to it than meets the eye. While we welcome the Supreme Court’s decision

ABS-CBN News – ‘Napakalaking loophole’: Why politicians get away with premature campaigning

By Rose Carmelle Lacuata | ABS-CBN News MANILA – Premature campaigning is usually frowned upon by Filipinos, but the Commission on Elections said many politicians are able to skirt around

Manila Bulletin – March 13 Palawan plebiscite seen as a ‘dry run’ for the conduct of May 2022 polls

By Leslie Ann Aquino | Manila Bulletin For the Commission on Elections (Comelec), the March 13 Palawan plebiscite is also some sort of a “dry run” for the May 2022

ABS-CBN News – Comelec says no postponement of 2022 elections despite pandemic

By Adrian Ayalin | ABS-CBN News MANILA – The Commission on Elections said Thursday the 2022 elections would push through even as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Comelec chairperson Sheriff Abas

Manila Bulletin – May 2022 polls to push through — Comelec

By Leslie Ann Aquino | Manila Bulletin To those asking if the May 2022 polls will push through amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the answer is yes. In

Politiko – Bongbong Marcos: ‘There’s enough time’ to make hybrid elections happen

By Politiko Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. believes Congress has enough time to pass a bill on the conduct of hybrid elections in 2022. On Wednesday, February 10, the

Malaya – Electoral reforms suggested by senators

By Malaya TWO senators have lately stood and taken the floor to tout some workable, practical ideas that if taken seriously by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), would benefit the

Politiko – WATCH | Hindi ako masamang damo! – Former Senator Bongbong Marcos

By Politiko Hindi ako masamang damo, yan ang sambit ni dating Senador Marcos sa pabirong hindi pa siya kinuha dahil may mas magandang plano nakalaan para sa kaniya.

Journal Online – Wala tayong kadala-dala

By Paul M. Gutierrez | Journal Online “NANGANGAMOY” eleksiyon na ngayong taon at talaga namang malaking usapin muli kung ang Smartmatic na naman ang magpapatakbo ng ating halalan? Kung magkakaganoon

Politiko – BBM: Trust in election system to entice Pinoy youth to vote

By Politiko Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. continues in his crusade to have hybrid elections conducted in the Philippines. The Ilocano politiko once again promoted what he argues are

Daily Tribune – Poll exec moots extended voting

By Raymart Lolo | Daily Tribune While Guanzon expects mass vaccination to happen this year, she stressed it is still not safe to assume the country will be free of

Manila Bulletin – Face-to-face campaigning

By Atty. Gregorio Larrazabal | Manila Bulletin Last week the Commission on Elections issued a statement that they are considering banning/restricting face-to-face campaigning for the May 9, 2022, elections. Many

ABS-CBN News – ‘Take part in democracy’: Comelec urges more voters to register

By Aleta Nieva Nishimori | ABS-CBN News MANILA— The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) on Saturday called on more Filipinos of voting age to register, extending its registration days to Saturdays