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The Philippine Star – Comelec shortens voter registration hours

By Mayen Jaymalin | The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has opted to shorten the voter registration hours as a precaution against COVID-19. Beginning today until

Manila Standard – Register, register, register

By Manila Standard We join authorities in whipping up the more than four million new voters to register this early for the 2022 national elections, where the country will invest in

Manila Bulletin – Comelec records over 1 million applications for voter registration since January 2021

By Leslie Ann Aquino | Manila Bulletin The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has received more than 1 million applications for voter registration for the May 2022 polls since January this year.

The Manila Times – Clean voters’ database: A challenge to a transparent 2022 elections

By Nelson Celis | The Manila Times Second of a series IN the first part of this series, we learned about the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) delisting of thousands and millions

Daily Tribune – Smart subversives

By Chito Lozada | Daily Tribune A foreign firm in which the government has limited or no control of has been manipulating national and local elections that is supposedly an expression

Philippine News Agency – Comelec intensifies satellite registration in Antique

By Annabel Consuelo Petinglay | Philippine News Agency SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is intensifying the conduct of the satellite registration in preparation for the 2022

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