Posts Tagged national elections

Comelec urges aspirants to file their COCs before Oct. 8

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is urging aspirants to file their certificate of candidacy (COC) before October 8. Comelec Commissioner Antonio Kho said this would prevent overcrowding during the...

Jinggoy Estrada to run for senator in 2022 national polls

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 30, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Former senator Jose ‘Jinggoy’ Estrada on Wednesday (September 29) announced his senatorial bid in the upcoming 2022 national elections. In his official statement posted on his social media page,...

Sotto says Pulse Asia poll will serve as ‘confidence booster’ for VP bid

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—After leading the survey on preferred vice presidential bets, Senator Tito Sotto III said he will use it as “confidence booster” for the upcoming elections. The latest Pulse Asia...

Granular lockdown prone to abuse on election day — election lawyer

Marje Pelayo   •   September 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — With granular lockdowns in place in most areas in the country, even those scheduled for vaccination are barred from going out. Many have expressed concern that if...

DOH asks Comelec to find alternative ways for COVID-19 patients to vote

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to find alternative ways on how COVID-19 patients can cast their vote in the 2022 national...

Comelec encourages 6.5M deactivated voters to reactivate before registration deadline

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is encouraging deactivated voters to reactivate their status before the registration deadline on September 30. The recent data of Comelec showed that 61 million...

Senate asks Comelec to extend voter registration until October 31

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Senate has asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to extend the voter registration period until October 31. On Tuesday evening (September 14) during the hybrid plenary session, the...

Comelec reports 52% voter turnout in internet voting test run among overseas Filipinos

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 13, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reported a 52% voter turnout during the internet voting pilot test run for overseas Filipinos. In a press briefing, Comelec –...

Comelec to test run internet voting abroad on Sept. 11

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will begin to test run internet voting abroad from September 11 to 13. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon, commissioner-in-charge for overseas voting, believes that the...

Bong Go’s intent to run as VP depends on Sara’s willingness to run as president

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 2, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Christopher “Bong” Go on Thursday maintained that he is not interested in running for president. However, he said that he is willing to run as vice...

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