Category Archives: comelec


Timely conduct of polls, is the “best symbol of democracy”.

Backs holding of village, youth polls on Dec. 5

MANILA – Newly-appointed Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairperson George Garcia said he is in favor of the holding of Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) on Dec. 5.In a press briefing Wednesday, Garcia, a veteran election lawyer, said he is always in favor of the timely… Read More

Referendum set to split Maguindanao province

COTABATO CITY – The Maguindanao provincial government has set aside PHP100 million to fund the September 17 plebiscite to split the province into two.The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has earlier set the referendum following the ratification of Republic Act (R.A) 11550, which mandates the… Read More

Plebiscite set September 17

  The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set a plebiscite on September 17 to determine whether Maguindanao will be divided into two separate provinces.Comelec Resolution No. 10797 dated June 22 and made public on Friday also set the activities prior to the holding of the plebiscite… Read More

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