Petition to cancel COC of Bongbong Marcos filed before Comelec

Catherine Gonzales 11/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A petition to cancel the certificate of candidacy (COC) of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for the presidency has been filed at the Commission on Elections (Comelec). The petitioners, composed of political detainees…

Mandaue enrolls teachers in PNPKI for 2022 elections

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/02/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education in Mandaue City has already enrolled their teachers in the Philippine National Public Key Infrastructure (PNPKI) digital signatures for the upcoming 2022 elections. Lawyer Marinel Oro, DepEd-Mandaue spokesperson, said…

Cebu registers 82k more voters

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu, the country’s vote-rich province, has registered 82,000 more voters, data from the Commission on Elections in Cebu (Comelec-Cebu) showed. During the extended voters’ registration, between October 11 to October 30, Comelec-Cebu recorded…

It’s official: Comelec signs P536-M contract with Duterte pal

Dona Pazzibungan 11/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has signed with a company linked to a close associate of President Rodrigo Duterte the contract to distribute the ballots, vote-counting machines, and other supplies for the May 9,…

Face-to-face debates? Bring it on says Pacquiao

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/29/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Presidential aspirant and incumbent Senator Manny Pacquiao said he has no problem with face-to-face debates. In an interview with reporters in Cebu on Thursday, Pacquiao said he is not afraid of such…

Comelec Cebu City expects rush of voter registrants until Oct. 30

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Cebu City expects a rush of voter applicants in the last two days of the extended registration period. The extended registration period is set to end on…

Comelec: Cebu City voter registration time extended until 7 p.m.

Dyrecka Letigio 10/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced that the voter registration time at the mall registration sites has been extended to 7 p.m. on weekdays. The Comelec national office has released a…

Comelec gets IATF nod to simulate voting in pandemic scenario

Leila B. Salaverria, Patricia Denise Chiu 10/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s COVID-19 pandemic task force has allowed the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to conduct a voting simulation exercise in San Juan City on October 23, calling it an essential activity in preparation for the…

Text blasting machines illicitly sold; ‘weaponized’ by pols

Miguel Camus 10/10/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) said it would run after sources of illegal radio gear such as text blast machines that a growing number of politicians or political groups were secretly using in their…

‘Rock,’ paper, Sara? COC filings feel like a game

DJ Yap, Dona Z. Pazzibugan - @inquirerdotnet 10/09/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Speculations on who will be the administration party’s presidential candidate in the 2022 elections took a bizarre turn on Friday with the last-minute appearance of Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa as its standard-bearer. The Commission…

Police did not expect crowd of supporters to flock to Talisay city hall

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/09/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Police in Talisay City said they did not expect the crowd of supporters to flock outside the city hall on Friday morning, October 8, 2021, or on the day of the filing of…

Voters, register!

Guillermo M. Luz - @inquirerdotnet 10/09/2021

A key phase of the 2022 elections has been substantively completed, at least until substitution day. The period for filing of certificates of candidacy ran from Oct. 1 to 8, with all potential candidates filing for positions…

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