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COC FILING FOR 2022 STARTS: Six Pinoys want to be President

6 presidential aspirants, 3 VP hopefuls submit COCs

Twenty-three aspirants for national positions filed their Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) while 18 party-list groups submitted their Certificates of Nomination and Acceptance (CONAs) during the first day of the filing period on Friday.

Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez said the low turnout may not be related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

“We don’t think the pandemic is actually an issue here because this is exactly the pattern we see every time we have the filing. The first day really doesn’t see a lot of filers,” he said in an interview.

“But for the most part, candidates tend to cluster at the end of the period and this is especially true now that the end of the period is October 7 and 8, both of which are numbers that look fairly auspicious. We feel that is really a bigger factor than Covid,” he added.

Six aspirants to succeed President Rodrigo Duterte submitted their COCs, including Senator Manny Pacquiao.

The others are Laurencio Yulaga, who claimed to be a Harvard University graduate; Leysander Ordenas, allegedly a former military officer, teacher, and migrant worker; Dave Aguila; Dr. Jose Montemayor; and Edmundo Rubi. Read More

COMELEC has 600K deactivated voters

Poll body renews call: Reactivate thru e-mail

 September 16, 2021

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday appealed to deactivated voters to renew their registration, exactly two weeks before the Sept. 30 registration deadline.Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon made the call to some 6 million voters who were deactivated due to failure to… Read More

House OKs bill on expeditious resolution of election protests

 August 24, 2021

MANILA – A bill mandating the expeditious resolution of election protests against winning candidates, from the President down to barangay officers has hurdled third reading approval at the House of Representatives.During Monday’s plenary session, a total of 213 lawmakers voted in favor… Read More

COMELEC may intervene in PDP-Laban infighting

May step in to resolve Pacquiao-Cusi squabble

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 July 8, 2021

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) may step in to resolve the conflict within the ruling party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP)-Laban, Malacañang said on Thursday.In a meeting on Tuesday with some party officials led by PDP-Laban vice chair and Energy Secretary Alfonso… Read More

COMELEC orders Smartmatic to prepare Vote Counting Machines (VCM) for 2022 polls

Smartmatic-TIM refurbishing 97K VCMs

 June 30, 2021

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has directed the Smartmatic-Total Information Management 2016 Inc. (SMMT-TIM 2016 Inc.) to proceed with the refurbishment of 97,145 vote counting machines (VCMs) for 2022 national and local elections.In a Notice to Proceed posted on Comelec’s… Read More


Voters told to shun politicians engaged in premature campaigning

 June 29, 2021

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) and election stakeholders on Tuesday urged the electorate not to support politicians engaged in premature campaigning.“Don’t vote for them. Don’t reward bad behavior. We don’t have a shortage of good candidates. There are… Read More