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Steps to follow when voting in the May 9, 2022 elections

  (Eagle News) — On May 9, 2022, the first national and local elections in the country that will happen amid the Covid-19 pandemic, begins. Here are the steps to follow for voters who will troop to the polls to exercise their right to vote.  It would help for the voter to check his precinct number before going to the voting center, by checking the Commission on Elections’ precinct finder (See link here:  https://voterverifier.comelec.gov.ph/voter_precinct) Click […]

Some 65.8M voters to troop to polls in historic May 9, 2022 elections, the first amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Temperature checks, face masks required in voting that starts at 6 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m.   (Eagle News) – The first-ever national and local elections amid the Covid-19 pandemic opens today, Monday, May 9, with 10 candidates vying for the presidency, and nine bets vying for the vice-presidency. There are 12 senate seats up for grabs, as well as 316 seats to the House of Representatives, 81 seats for governor and vice governor, […]

PNP: No threats monitored so far in connection with 2022 polls

(Eagle News) — No “serious” threats in connection with the elections on Monday, May 9, have been detected so far, Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Police Lieutenant General Vicente Danao Jr. has said. According to Danao, the PNP was still monitoring security preparations, with the entire PNP “ready to secure the electoral process for the national and local elections.” He said the PNP will use the “full force of the law” against anyone who attempts to […]

PAGASA: Easterlies affecting PHL

(Eagle News) — The easterlies are affecting the country. According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, Caraga and Davao Region, as a result, will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. Flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains are possible. Metro Manila, meanwhile, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms. The rest of the country will experience the same […]

Comelec official says independent bet Robredo could get copy of election returns thru Liberal Party

  (Eagle News) – Running as an independent candidate in the presidential race may have its disadvantages, one of which is that the candidate would not be given an official copy of election returns, based on Commission on Elections rules. Running as an independent would also mean the candidate’s poll watchers would be placed at a disadvantage during election day and vote counting, vis a vis the poll watchers of those running under a major […]

Operations of DFA consular offices suspended on May 9

(Eagle News) — The operations of all Department of Foreign Affairs consular offices will be suspended on May 9, election day. According to the DFA, this was in line with Presidential Proclamation No. 1357, which declared the day as a special non-working holiday. “The Department further informs the public that walk-in applicants for Passport and Authentication or Apostille will not be accommodated on the said date,” the DFA said. It said consular operations will resume […]

At least 355 defective vote counting machines found as Comelec completes delivery of VCMs, ballots

Testing and sealing of VCMs to end Saturday, May 7, 2022, says Comelec commissioner Garcia   (Eagle News) – At least 355 vote counting machines have been found to have some problems as the Commission on Elections finished the distribution of these machines as well as the ballots to be used in the national and local elections on Monday, May 9. Comelec commissioner George Garcia said that in the course of the testing and sealing […]

Comelec designates its law director as acting spokesperson, replacing James Jimenez who faces probe

Jimenez, who had served as Comelec spox since 2006, on the hot seat amid “PiliPinas Debates 2022 fiasco” (Eagle News) — The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has designated the poll body’s law department director, John Rex Laudiangco, as acting spokesperson amid an ongoing probe on James Jimenez regarding the PiliPinas Debates “fiasco.” This was the first time in 16 years that Jimenez, the longest serving Comelec spokesperson, has been relieved albeit temporarily from the duty […]

PHL employment rate at 94.2 percent in March 2022, highest in two years

  (Eagle News) – Philippine employment rate grew in March 2022 at 94.2, the highest since April 2020 or a month after the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a global pandemic. “In terms of magnitude, an increase of 1.50 million employed persons was accounted from February 2022 (45.48 million) to March 2022 (46.98 million),” the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. A total 1.64 million employed individuals were also added to the employed population of 45.33 […]

Comelec says PDP-Laban is dominant majority political party; Cusi-wing also determined as legitimate wing

Nacionalista Party declared as dominant minority party; 10 other major political parties named   (Eagle News) – The ruling PDP-Laban party has been resolved as a dominant political party in the country by the Commission on Elections, the poll body’s resolution said. In Comelec’s resolution No. 10787 issued on May 5, the poll body also determined that the minority party is Nacionalista Party, as well as named the 10 other major political parties in the […]

President Duterte designates Lt. Gen. Danao as PNP OIC

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte has designated Police Lieutenant General Vicente Danao Jr. as the officer in charge of the Philippine National Police. According to Presidential Spokesperson Martin Andanar, the designation is effective May 8. This is the same day PNP Chief Dionardo Carlos is expected to retire from the agency after reaching the mandatory age of retirement at 56. It is also a day before the national and local elections are expected to […]