Smartmatic bags P 403-M Comelec contract for 2022 elections

Dona Pazzibungan, Meg Adonis 05/12/2021

Smartmatic will remain the country’s automated elections system provider for the May 9, 2022, general elections. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced it has awarded to the joint venture of Smartmatic USA Corp. and local partner SMMT-TMI…

Duterte-Duterte in 2022 is a ‘bit too much,’ PH is not Davao City, says Lacson

Maila Ager 03/19/2021

MANILA,  Philippines — Filipinos are not only ready for a Davao-City-like political situation but it is also a “bit too much” to see a Duterte-Duterte tandem in 2022, Senator Panfilo Lacson said on Friday, March 19, 2021.…

Rama: Barug ‘not threatened’ with revival of old parties

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama said he is not threatened with the revival of two parties in Cebu City that would essentially separate from Barug Team Rama. The Partido Panaighiusa of former…

Comelec-Cebu to public: Take time to register for 2022 polls

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections in Cebu (Comelec-Cebu) has urged Cebuanos to take time to register for the upcoming 2022 National Elections. Comelec-Cebu made this call after still posting a low turnout of new…

“Run Sara Van” launched in Cebu for Sara Duterte

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Supporters of presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has launched the movement, “Run Sara Van” in Cebu City to encourage her to run for the 2022 presidency. The Partido Kalikasan led the…

Without permits secured, Cebu City to remove ‘Run Sara Run’ tarps 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Government is set to remove several tarpaulins believed to be urging Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to run for President in the 2022 elections. Architect Florante Catalan, the City’s…

Robredo open to running for president but prefers local office

Katrina Hallare 02/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Robredo is open to the possibility of her running for president in the 2022 elections, but she prefers to run for local office. “If I run for president, I need to be…

Cebu groups call on VP Leni to run for President in 2022

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A coalition of cause-oriented groups in Cebu City have joined together to appeal to Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo to run for president in 2022. Representatives of groups belonging to the Cebu…

Comelec eyes ban on face-to-face campaign for 2022 elections

Catherine Gonzales 02/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is eyeing a ban on face-to-face campaigning for the May 2022 elections considering the persisting threat of the Covid-19 pandemic. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said Tuesday that there will…

Record-low 51K register as new voters for entire Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Cebu recorded a drastic drop in the number of registered new voters for the Presidential elections in 2022. Data from Comelec-Cebu showed that from September 2020 to…

Comelec eyes 2-day elections in 2022

Melvin Gascon 09/25/2020

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is preparing to hold the May 9, 2022, over two or more days if the prevailing coronavirus pandemic has not been contained at that time. Bartolome Sinocruz Jr., Comelec executive director, said…

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