Philippine Election News

September 2021

Comelec working closely with security forces to ensure peaceful polls,
official says amid Duterte’s warning- (CNN)

Comelec personnel, election bets considered APORs — Palace- (CNN)

Issuance of voter’s certification suspended on Sept. 27-30 - Comelec- (Inquirer)

Comelec orders Pacquiao group to comment on PDP-Laban row petition- (Rappler)

Apollo Quiboloy threatens to run for president in next year’s polls- (Inquirer)

House joins Senate in pressuring Comelec to extend voter registration- (Rappler)

Isko Moreno to run for president in 2022; formal announcement Sept 22- (Inquirer)

Comelec notes DOH’s objection to antigen testing during COC filing- (Inquirer)

Comelec starts online voting test run with Indra; registration begins Sept. 20- (GMA News)

Don’t use lockdowns as an excuse to stop elections - Comelec spokesperson- (Inquirer)

#Halalan2022: Comelec says alternative mode of voting not yet possible- (ABS CBN)

Let COVID-19 patients vote online, DOH urges Comelec- (Rappler)

Comelec says no alternative voting for COVID patients- (Inquirer)

Health official cautions Comelec vs allowing COVID-19 patients to vote- (CNN)

Comelec ready for listup of candidates on Oct. 1-8- (Inquirer)

Comelec to hold pandemic voting simulation in Pasay- (Rappler)

Comelec commissioner open to reformat ballots for 2022 elections- (CNN)

Comelec needs additional P8 billion to hit 600 voters per precinct in 2022 polls- (Rappler)

Comelec to allot isolation polling areas, COVID-19 testing for voters with symptoms- (CNN)

TRACKER: Crucial Comelec contracts for the 2022 polls, and the winning bidders- (Rappler)

Senate to Comelec: Don’t disenfranchise voters, extend registration until October 31- (Rappler)

Angelina Jolie wins as 'president' in Comelec internet voting test run- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec sees 52.01% turnout in internet voting test run among overseas Filipinos- (Inquirer)

SM Bulacan malls aid Comelec listup- (Manila Standard)

Eleazar tells cops: Help secure mall voter's registration- (Manila Bulletin)

NU, FEU students prod Comelec to extend voter registration- (Manila Bulletin)

Young Filipinos comprise 52% of total registered voters for 2022 polls so far - Comelec- (CNN)

Comelec tests overseas voting next week- (Inquirer)

Comelec explores online overseas voting via app flagged by MIT- (ABS CBN)

Comelec: Candidates allowed only 1 companion when filing COC for Eleksyon 2022- (GMA News)

Comelec: Heavy turnout of registrants on 1st day of MECQ voter registration in NCR- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec eyes limits for 2022 physical campaign rallies, no raising of hands for winners- (CNN)

Comelec extends deadline for transfer of overseas voter records to Sept. 30- (Inquirer)

Comelec sets 'new normal' rules for #Halalan2022 campaign activities- (ABS CBN)

Senators divided on gov’t proposal to hold multi-day 2022 polls- (GMA News)

Comelec OKs return of voter registration in MECQ areas- (CNN)

Filipino expats in Dubai reminded to register for overseas voting- (Gulf News)

Solons say time to increase election duty allowance for public school teachers- (Businessworld)


August 2021

Groups troop to Comelec office to demand extension of voter registration- (Rappler)

Voter’s registration now among the government services offered at SM- (Rappler)

Comelec urged anew to extend voter registration deadline- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec to hold local source code review ahead of 2022 polls- (ABS CBN)

Ex-poll body chair Monsod: Give Comelec benefit of doubt- (Inquirer)

Deep cut in proposed budget to 'significantly impact' conduct of 2022 polls – Comelec- (Rappler)

'Patently unethical': Poll watchdog blasts Comelec's deal with Dennis Uy-linked F2- (ABS CBN)

Comelec okays NoA to F2 Logistics for delivery, warehousing of 2022 polls supplies- (Inquirer)

House OKs bills for early voting of PWDs and seniors, boosting Comelec manpower- (Inquirer)

Registered voters for 2022 Philippine elections surpass 61 million- (Rappler)

House approves 3 election-related bills on final reading- (ABS CBN)

Comelec tightens rules for party-list nominees- (Philstar)

Comelec teams up with Ayala Malls for satellite voter registration- (Rappler)

Comelec urged to extend registration period as millions still unregistered- (ABS CBN)

Comelec 'checks' concerns vs logistics firm linked to Davao tycoon- (ABS CBN)

Comelec bars also-rans from party-list race- (Inquirer)

Comelec sets rules, health protocols for filing of certificate of candidacy- (ABS CBN)

Comelec: Delaying voter registration would cause other problems- (Inquirer)

Comelec sets longer voter registration hours starting Aug. 23- (CNN)

#PHVote Guides: How to apply for online reactivation of voter data for the 2022 polls- (Rappler)

Comelec prefers teachers who will serve in Eleksyon 2022 vaccinated vs. COVID-19- (GMA News)

Comelec calls on ‘digital natives’ to be vigilant, critical of online political campaigns- (Inquirer)

Comelec rejects extended voter registration period- (CNN)

18,180 posts up for grabs in May 2022 elections- (Inquirer)

After senators, House lawmakers urge Comelec to extend voter registration- (Rappler)

Comelec OKs online voter reactivation- (Philstar)

7 senators seek one-month extension of voter registration for 2022 polls- (Rappler)

Comelec allows senior citizens, PWDs to reactivate voter data online- (Rappler)

Close to 6 million registrants for May 2022 polls- (Manila Bulletin)

Youth asks Comelec: Extend voters' registration by at least 1 month- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec to reactivate 6.3M delisted voters- (Inquirer)

Comelec to allow PWDs, seniors with deactivated registrations to vote in 2022- (Inquirer)

Lahat ng botante sa bansa, inaasahang fully vaccinated pagdating ng Halalan 2022- (ABS CBN)

Robredo in talks with Pacquiao for 2022 elections- (Philstar)

Extend voter registration, Comelec urged- (Inquirer)

Robredo on rejecting Lacson’s ‘unification’ plan: If I run, I'll fight until the end- (Rappler)

Duterte’s Party Wants Him as Vice President to Key Aide in 2022- (Bloomberg)

Comelec revalidates registration of 6.3M voters- (Manila Times)

As lockdowns resume, Comelec still not discussing extending voter registration- (Rappler)

Voter registration in Metro Manila suspended during ECQ - Comelec- (Inquirer)

Lacson, Sotto postpone August 4 campaign launch over Delta concerns- (Rappler)

Comelec says almost 900K register as voters in Visayas- (Manila Bulletin)


July 2021

Comelec open to ideas to prevent possible voter disenfranchisement in #Halalan2022- (ABS CBN)

Comelec says target already reached as ECQ forces voter registration halt- (Rappler)

Comelec releases updated schedule of voter registration in malls- (ABS CBN)

SC rules in favor of SET, Comelec in case filed by Tolentino- (Businessworld)

Comelec ‘remains confident’ of ‘sizeable’ voter turnout despite COVID-19 fears- (Inquirer)

F2 Logistics PH wins bid to transport Comelec supplies for #Halalan2022- (ABS CBN)

SC junks petition against Comelec over voting receipt implementation- (Rappler)

Comelec OFOV now accepts, processes applications online- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec junks 70% of party-list applications- (Philstar)

'Good for China' candidate must be rejected in 2022 polls - Del Rosario- (Manila Bulletin)

Lacson-Sotto tandem confirmed for 2022 polls- (CNN)

Robredo still in ‘exploratory talks’ with other possible bets in 2022 elections- (Inquirer)

Comelec to monitor, but can't sanction 'premature campaigning'- (CNN)

Climate change must be part of 2022 elections agenda, senators say- (Inquirer)

300 journalists, media groups unite vs fake news in run-up to 2022 polls- (Inquirer)

Moreno, Poe, Robredo splitting opposition vote in latest presidential poll- (Rappler)

Comelec: No PDAs, kissing babies in 2022 polls- (Inquirer)

Covid-19 patients may vote in 2022 polls - Comelec- (Manila Times)

Comelec urges civil societies to participate in voter education- (Inquirer)

Comelec rejects 9 party-list groups- (Philstar)

Comelec expects voter turnout in May 2022 polls to be 80% or more- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec 'on track' to reach minimum 61 million target by end of registration
period - spox- (ABS CBN)

Comelec to ink deal with Robinsons to boost satellite voter registration- (Rappler)

Comelec, NGO to launch town hall meetings to amp voter registration- (Inquirer)

More polling precincts eyed for 2022 elections- (Philstar)

Comelec says voting centers in May 2022 polls will be COVID safe- (Manila Bulletin)

No extension of voters’ registration - Comelec- (Philstar)


June 2021

Comelec, poll watchdogs ask voters not to support politicians who engage in premature
campaigning- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec sets timeline for bidding of P55-M AES review contract- (Business Mirror)

Comelec to issue rules on safe campaigning- (Philstar)

Comelec mulls virtual filing of COC in October- (Philstar)

Comelec: 100 days to go before the last day of voter registration- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec urged to allow online filing of candidacies- (Inquirer)

Comelec appeals to public: Don’t sell your votes- (Philstar)

Comelec rules out online voting for OFWs in 2022 polls- (Rappler)

Comelec to launch mobile app for voter registration- (Inquirer)

Comelec sets special 3-day registration for male voters- (Philstar)

Comelec ready to oversee 2022 elections- (Manila Times)

Comelec targets 1.6 million overseas voters for 2022 polls- (CNN)

#PHVote Guides: How to transfer your voter registration- (Rappler)

Social media key to election campaign amid pandemic — poll watchdog- (CNN)

DICT pressed to finish e-signatures of teachers to serve as workers in 2022 polls- (Inquirer)

Comelec to study proposal to livestream vote count in precincts in 2022- (Rappler)

Comelec needs P10 billion more for ‘safe, fair, free’ 2022 elections – group- (Inquirer)

Comelec OKs pay increase for poll workers — DepEd- (ABS CBN)

2 senators urge Comelec to add more voting precincts for 2022 polls- (Inquirer)

Villar: Buy more vote counting machines, add polling precincts- (CNN)

Voter registration remains low as Halalan 2022 nears- (ABS CBN)

May 2021

Comelec warns public vs 2022 'online surveys' asking for personal information- (Rappler)

Filipinos urged to cast ballots during off-peak hours in 2022 elections- (Rappler)

Comelec to monitor candidates’ spending on social media- (Philstar)

Marcos pushes for pilot run of 2022 hybrid elections- (CNN)

Comelec to limit candidates’ companions- (Philstar)

Comelec sets more satellite voter registration schedules in Metro Manila- (ABS CBN)

IN CHARTS: How overseas Filipinos voted in past elections- (Rappler)

Comelec to finish accreditation process for party-list groups before filing
of candidacy papers- (GMA News)

Comelec defends contracts awarded to Smartmatic for Eleksyon 2022- (GMA News)

Comelec eyes revival of mall registration for May 2022 polls- (Manila Bulletin)

Smartmatic snags P1B new deals- (Manila Times)

Youth urged to take control of their fate in 2022 PH elections- (Rappler)

No reshuffle in Comelec leadership — Jimenez- (Inquirer)

LOOK: Voter registration in Metro Manila back in full swing- (Rappler)

Prioritize poll workers for vaccination to meet 4M voter registration target - Comelec- (Inquirer)

2022 Philippine election debates may be 'hybrid' – Comelec- (Rappler)

Comelec: Voter registration in NCR Plus resumes on May 17- (Inquirer)

Comelec to implement new vote transmission measures in Eleksyon 2022- (GMA News)

Comelec mulls adjusting 2022 election campaign rules due to COVID-19- (Businessworld)

Smartmatic bags P 403-M Comelec contract for 2022 elections- (Inquirer)

COMELEC says extended voting hours ‘almost sure’ in 2022 elections- (CNN)

Bagong guidelines sa 2022 halalan maisasapinal sa Mayo o Hunyo: Comelec- (ABS CBN)

Comelec eyes 2-hour extension of voting period for 2022 polls- (PNA)

Comelec resumes satellite registration- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec urges vigilance against ‘no-elections’ scenario in 2022- (Rappler)

Voters’ registration extension beyond September 30 unlikely- (PNA)

Rappler Talk: Comelec's preparations for 2022 elections- (Rappler)

April 2021

2022 presidential election could be ‘dirtiest, most vicious’ in PH history — Trillanes- (ABS CBN)

Pandemic polls: 6 new things to expect in the 2022 Philippine elections- (Rappler)

PH lessons from pandemic further highlight importance of voting in 2022 elections- (Rappler)

WATCH: INQside Look on the upcoming 2022 polls with Comelec spokesperson
James Jimenez- (Inquirer)

Comelec willing to work with DepEd on extra perks for teachers on poll duty- (Inquirer)

Comelec invites walk-in voter applicants as online system is clogged- (Rappler)

No voter registration in ECQ areas: Comelec- (PNA)

March 2021

Over 120 new groups want to join 2022 party-list election – Comelec exec- (Rappler)

Comelec suspends voter registration in 'NCR Plus' during ECQ- (Rappler)

Voter registration 'an essential activity,' says Comelec- (Rappler)

Due to surge in COVID-19 cases, Comelec shortens voter registration hours- (Rappler)

February 2021

2022 polls to remain automated– Comelec- (Manila Times)

Comelec prefers varying campaign spending limits depending on location- (Inquirer)

Voter list-up ‘til September eyed, Comelec says- (Manila Standard)

Comelec, PhilPost consider pilot test for mail-in voting- (Rappler)

Comelec says ‘not closing doors’ on extending voter registration deadline- (Inquirer)

Bill seeking ‘manual-automation’ election system filed at House- (Inquirer)

Makabayan bloc files bill seeking a manual-automation poll system- (GMA News)

Go out and register: Comelec opening Saturday voter registration by Feb. 20- (Inquirer)

Comelec eyes more machines for 2022 elections- (Inquirer)

January 2021

Proposed hybrid elections should be approved by this month to make 2022 polls
-Comelec- (GMA News)

Comelec falls ‘behind target’ of 4M new registered voters- (Inquirer)

Comelec mulls more voting hours than days for 2022 election- (Inquirer)

Comelec: Voter registration ‘still going very slowly’ despite topping 1 million- (Inquirer)

Comelec: One million new voters registered as of January- (Philstar)

Don’t make the pandemic an excuse not to register, ex-Comelec exec tells voters- (Inquirer)

Speaker: No to no-el despite Cha-cha move- (Philstar)

What you need to know about the pre-2022 push for charter change- (Rappler)

Plebiscite on splitting Palawan into 3 provinces set in March- (Business Mirror)

Speaker sees Cha-Cha OK in 2022 polls- (Manila Standard)

‘Don’t shoot the messenger:’ Sotto denies pushing for charter change now- (Inquirer)

Duterte eyes Romualdez as admin’s VP bet in 2022- (Philstar)

Comelec begins bidding for May 2022 polls software- (PNA)