Philippine Election News
December 2020

Comelec to resume listup on Jan. 4- (Inquirer)

Comelec girds up for the May, 2022 national elections- (Manila Bulletin)

Smartmatic wins Comelec bidding- (Manila Times)

Comelec meets with poll system providers- (Manila Times)

Voter registration for 2022 elections slow amid COVID-19, holidays- (ABS CBN)

Online registration for overseas voting resumes- (Philstar)

Online voters' listup gains steam- (Manila Standard)

Comelec sees flaw in delist party-list bid- (Manila Standard)

Comelec clarifies grounds to cancel registration of party-list groups- (Manila Bulletin)

November 2020



Senators vow to block 'budget insertion' allowing Comelec to ease safeguards- (Rappler)

Sotto checking alleged bid to let Comelec waive safeguards in automated election law- (Inquirer)

Comelec opens online portal for voters' registration, records updating- (CNN)

Duterte names Davao del Norte poll supervisor as Comelec commissioner- (Inquirer)

Online voters’ registration now available at Comelec’s iRehistro- (Manila Bulletin)

Online voter registration gets nod from House panel- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec allots P660.7-M for refurbishment of over 97K VCMs- (PNA)

Tribunal junks motions to remove Justice Leonen from VP poll protest case- (CNN)

Smartmatic poll machines come into question- (Manila Standard)

Comelec exec pushing for mail voting in 2022 elections- (Manila Bulletin)

Expanded use of mailed ballots will be good for PHL voters, but a challenge to
Comelec- (Business Mirror)

How to register to vote in the time of a pandemic- (Rappler)

PET has no power to declare failure of elections, call for holding of
special elections - Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec says PET can declare annulment of elections- (CNN)

In VP protest, Comelec says no failure of elections in Mindanao- (Rappler)

Comelec eyes online voting for Pinoys overseas in 2022- (Philstar)

October 2020

Comelec: Fewer voters in 2022- (Philstar)

Celebrities appeal to Comelec to push for dismissal of VP poll protest- (CNN)

‘Superspreader’ campaigns, COC filing among ‘key concerns’ in 2022 elections - COMELEC- (CNN)

Voting by mail for elderly, disabled pushed- (Manila Times)

Voter registration to be held from Monday to Thursday, says Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec will need P2B to hold two-day election in 2022 - Recto- (Manila Bulletin)

Voter registration will be from Monday to Friday starting Nov. 9, 2020 — Comelec- (GMA News)

No new vote counting machines for 2022 polls – COMELEC- (CNN)

Comelec creates Bangsamoro Electoral Office in BARMM- (Manila Bulletin)

Anti-poll fraud watchdog says Comelec execs in proclamation of 30-yr-old as youth House
nominee face day of reckoning- (Inquirer)

Comelec's Guanzon opposes 'unconstitutional' decision to proclaim Duterte Youth rep- (ABS CBN)

Comelec to ensure credible, honest 2022 polls- (Inquirer)

Solon pushes for electronic registration for first-time voters- (CNN)

September 2020

PET orders Comelec comment on Marcos bid to nullify poll results in 3 Mindanao provinces- (Inquirer)

Filipinos from abroad need to transfer their registration records in order
to vote - Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

Only a law can defer polls - Comelec- (Inquirer)

Early voting for seniors, PWDs in 2022 sought- (CNN)

Comelec eyes 2-day elections in 2022- (Inquirer)

Comelec sees no need to postpone 2022 polls amid COVID-19 pandemic- (GMA)

Comelec rolls out online applications for voter’s certification- (Manila Bulletin)

Lawyer with IT background is Philippines' new poll commissioner- (Rappler)

Those who registered in SK elections need not register anew –Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

62 groups sign covenant pushing for 2022 polls- (Inquirer)

Comelec mulls ‘no appearance’ voter registration for passport holders- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec to decide on deferment of voter registration: Palace- (PNA)

Comelec exec backs bill seeking to allow elderly to vote by mail- (PNA)

Comelec observes low turnout in voter registration in NCR- (Manila Bulletin)

Postponing voter’s registration might cause problems - Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

Cebuanos told to book online before going to Comelec offices to register- (Manila Bulletin)

Limiting voters registration to MGCQ areas up to IATF: Comelec- (PNA)


August 2020

COMELEC to strictly implement health standards as voter registration resumes Sep.1- (Manila Bulletin)

Overseas voter registration resumes Sept. 1- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec Cebu: Walk-in registrants still accepted- (Cebu Daily News)

Talisay City Comelec to residents: Book for appointments for voter’s registration- (Cebu Daily News)

Reminders for Cebu City residents who want to register as voters- (Cebu Daily News)

No online voters’ registration will be conducted despite pandemic— Comelec- (CNN)

Additional 4-7 voters to register for 2022 polls-COMELEC- (Manila Bulletin)

No face shield, no registration – Comelec- (Philstar)

Safety of voter registration to test Comelec capacity to run 2022 polls- (Malaya)

Namfrel: Resumption of voter registration can determine Comelec’s capacity to hold 2022
elections- (Business Mirror)

Voter registration resumes on Sept. 1 but not in satellite venues — Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec to resume voter registration on September 1- (CNN)

Comelec suspends issuance of voters’ certificates- (Inquirer)


July 2020

Online registration of voters pushed- (Manila Bulletin)

In the year 2022- (Business Mirror)

A Duterte second term comes into view- (Asia Times)

Drilon: LMP Cha-cha push meant to ensure ‘no-el’ in 2022- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec says P2.5B needed to flash counting of ballots through projectors in 2022 polls- (ABS CBN)

Hybrid elections to cost over P24B, says Comelec commissioner- (Manila Bulletin)

No complaints vs ABS-CBN on election bias: Comelec, KBP- (ABS CBN)

Overseas voter registration continues to set new record- (Manila Bulletin)

June 2020

Comelec to refine health protocols before resuming voter registration in September- (Business Mirror)

Guanzon hopes Comelec’s iRehistro can begin in September- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec extends suspension of voters’ registration until Aug. 31- (Manila Bulletin)

COMELEC warns public on Voter ID scam- (Manila Bulletin)

No more issuance of Comelec voter's ID, says spox- (GMA News)

2 quo warranto petitions vs Pimentel 2019 Senate reelection bid dismissed- (Manila Times)

Issuance of voter’s certificate in Cebu still suspended – Comelec- (Cebu Daily News)

Comelec: Voter’s Certification to be issued starting June 15 in GCQ, MGCQ areas except Cebu,
Mandaue, Talisay in Cebu- (Manila Bulletin)

Voter registration activities resume in July- (Manila Bulletin)


May 2020

Bill on voting accessibility for seniors, PWDs passed in House on 2nd reading- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec to push test run of mobile voting app- (Manila Bulletin)

The path to online registration- (Business Mirror)


April 2020

Overseas voter registration remains suspended until June 30 - Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec extends suspension of voters registration due to COVID-19 threat- (Inquirer)

Comelec suspends plebiscite in Palawan- (Manila Bulletin)

March 2020

Voting by mail in the May 2022 polls proposed- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec suspends overseas voter registration- (Manila Bulletin)

COMELEC extends suspension of voter registration to April 30- (CNN)

All Comelec offices are closed until April 14- (Manila Bulletin)

Filipinos abroad may continue registering as overseas voters- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec: Issuance of voter certifications at main office suspended amid COVID-19 threat- (Inquirer)

Comelec suspends voter registration due to coronavirus threat- (Rappler)

Comelec to test mobile voting app in the Netherlands, Spain- (Manila Bulletin)

‘Poll registration to go on despite virus’- (Manila Standard)

Comelec to take on campaign overspending allegation vs. Duterte if asked formally- (GMA News)

Comelec no longer testing new mobile voting app in Singapore, Middle East- (Manila Bulletin)

February 2020

Comelec division junks disqualification bid vs. Makabayan bloc, Colmenares- (CNN)

Unaccounted Voter Registration Verification Machines opened nine months after
elections- (Cebu Daily News)

Solons thumb down proposal to regulate campaign spending- (Inquirer)

Marcos prods SC: Act on poll protest- (Manila Times)

Comelec eyes 2 million Pinoy voters overseas- (Philippine Star)

Comelec urged to resolve poll crisis in Maguindanao town- (Manila Standard)

Kontra Daya prods Comelec to resolve complaints against Cardema- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec sets test run for overseas mobile voting scheme- (Manila Bulletin)

Ronald Cardema is ineligible to represent Duterte Youth - Comelec- (CNN)

Comelec tells PWDs, other vulnerable sectors to update voter records- (Inquirer)

Comelec approves testing of mobile app for voting- (Manila Bulletin)

COMELEC to test mobile apps that may used for voting in Philippine elections- (GMA News)


January 2020

More than 100,000 applicants recorded in first week of voter registration—Comelec- (GMA News)

Comelec official pushes for advanced, mobile app voting- (Philstar)

COMELEC urges youth, PWDs to register- (PIA)

If Marcos runs in 2022 polls, he must accept results – Robredo- (Inquirer)

Comelec expects 4.3M new ‘excited’ voters to register- (Business Mirror)

Comelec: Registration for 2022 elections starts Monday- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec: Presidential debates seen in 2022- (Philstar)

New round of voter registration begins January 20- (Rappler)

Solon wants more independent Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

Robredo urges PET to 'immediately dismiss' Bongbong’s poll protest- (ABS CBN)

Comelec orders overseas voting offices to provide facilities for PWDs, seniors, women- (Manila Bulletin)