Philippine Election News
December 2022

Comelec suspends voter registration- (Inquirer)

Comelec: Low voter registration so far at 150,817- (Philstar)

Avoid crowds, register now, Comelec asks voters- (Manila Times)

Comelec, Robinsons Malls ink deal for 2023 BSKE voter registration- (GMA News)

Comelec: First day of voter registration resumption smooth so far- (CNN)

Comelec sees 2M new voters as registration opens anew; urges public not to wait
for final day- (Manila Bulletin)

Voter registration, tuloy sa Disyembre 12- (Philstar)

Comelec adds 3 more sites for Register Anywhere Project- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec warned vs voters’ registration anomalies in Lanao del Sur- (Philstar)

Comelec finishes printing of ballots for Baliuag, Bulacan plebiscite- (GMA News)

November 2022

Overseas voter's registration aarangkada na sa Disyembre 9- (ABS CBN)

Special elections sa Cavite 7th Dist., plebisito sa Baliuag, Bulacan kasado na- (ABS CBN)

Gun ban up for Baliwag cityhood plebiscite- (Philstar)

The trash Philippine elections produce, and its long-term effects- (ABS CBN)

Comelec sets voter registration on Dec 12- (Manila Times)

SC asked anew on village, youth polls reset- (Manila Times)

Comelec, stakeholders seal partnership for 2023 National Election Summit- (Rappler)

Order Comelec to prepare May 2023 barangay, SK polls, SC asked- (Philstar)

CBCP backs petition for Comelec to preserve 2022 transmission data- (Philstar)

Comelec set to pilot test Register Anywhere Project in five malls in Metro Manila- (Manila Bulletin)

Alleged transmission discrepancies on election night raised before SC, as petitioners seek to preserve data logs- (ABS CBN)

Ex-DICT, Comelec execs ask SC: Preserve poll transmission logs- (Inquirer)

October 2022

Voter registration to resume from Dec. 9 to Jan. 31, 2023 — Comelec- (GMA News)

Comelec sets summit for election reform- (Inquirer)

Comelec seeks enactment of law on early voting for elderly, PWDs- (Business Mirror)

Gov’t lawyers ask SC to dismiss petition vs postponement of Barangay, SK polls- (Manila Bulletin)

Garcia: No longer viable to hold barangay, SK polls in December 2022- (GMA News)

Comelec exec says 'cannot hinder' Smartmatic from election biddings- (ABS CBN)

Comelec already solved most of election protest cases - Garcia- (Inquirer)

'High time' for Supreme Court to rule on Congress' power to move polls: Comelec- (ABS CBN)

Comelec cuts addt'l BSKE funding request to ₱2.7B- (CNN)

Comelec lowers budget request for brgy., SK elections to P4B- (GMA News)

Comelec welcomes petition to nullify postponement of Barangay, SK polls- (Inquirer)

Comelec eyes to bring voters’ registration in gov’t, private offices- (Manila Bulletin)

Voter registration to resume in November — Comelec- (Inquirer)

Comelec readying in case of TRO vs. 2022 BSKE postponement- (GMA News)

Marcos signs law postponing Barangay, SK polls- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec says '80 to 90 pct' ready for BSKE polls- (ABS CBN)

Comelec affirms dismissal of disqualification case vs. Marcos- (CNN)

Comelec, UNDP partner for electoral reform- (Manila Times)

Comelec declares successful holding of Ormoc City plebiscite- (Inquirer)

Comelec OKs policy to screen SK aspirants- (Manila Bulletin)

Sangkot sa ‘vote buying’, ipakulong — Comelec- (Philstar)

Comelec expects up to 71 million registered voters by 2023- (CNN)

Comelec to begin pilot test of voter ‘Register Anywhere’ system in Metro Manila- (Inquirer)

Comelec: Nothing wrong in early preps for ‘23 BSKE- (Malaya)

Congress sends SIM registration, barangay and SK polls postponement bills to
Palace- (GMA network)

Comelec proposes to criminalize practice of running as nuisance bets- (Manila Standard)

Printing of BSKE ballots continues- (Manila Times)


September 2022

Comelec rolls out printers for barangay, SK ballots- (Malaya)

Gov’t presses start to roll for 92 million ballots- (Inquirer)

Comelec: Preps to continue despite bills postponing barangay, SK polls- (CNN)

Senate bill moving barangay, SK polls to December 2023 OK’d on 3rd reading- (GMA network)

Senate votes to postpone barangay, SK polls to December 2023- (Philstar)

‘6-year term for barangay, SK officials too long’- (Philstar)

Comelec moves start of BSKE COC filing to Oct 22- (Manila Bulletin)

Bill postponing barangay, SK polls hurdles 2nd reading at Senate- (Inquirer)

Comelec mulls shorter campaign period for barangay-SK polls- (Inquirer)

Comelec to solons: Decide on fate of barangay, SK elections before end-Sept- (CNN)

Comelec announces split of Maguindanao into two provinces- (CNN)

Comelec sees 60% voter turnout in Maguindanao plebiscite- (Inquirer)

Legislation needed to stop ghost voters- (Manila Times)

Rappler Recap: Comelec says fully ready for Maguindanao plebiscite- (Rappler)

Comelec chief stresses need to update voters list- (Inquirer)

Definition of 'nuisance candidate' needs updating: Comelec chair- (ABS CBN)

Comelec sets resumption of overseas voter registration on Dec 9- (Manila Bulletin)

Maguindanao headed for split, province’s officials predict- (Rappler)

Comelec: Needed funding if barangay, SK polls postponed not in 2023 budget- (GMA News)

Comelec looks to acquire more than 22K ballot boxes for BSKE- (Manila Bulletin)

Switching to 'hybrid' elections to cost P42 billion: Comelec chief- (ABS CBN)

Comelec chief backs postponement of barangay, SK polls, says P10.858B
additional funds- (Manila Times)

Comelec all set for Maguindanao plebiscite- (Philstar)

Filing ng COC para sa BSKE simula na sa Oktubre- (Philstar)

Comelec wants internet voting for overseas Filipinos- (Manila Bulletin)

Implementing rules and regulations of RA 11768 formally signed- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec 80% ready for village, youth polls- (Manila Times)

SC allows some inmates to vote- (Inquirer)

Comelec 'all out' in preparing for barangay, SK elections amid uncertainties- (ABS CBN)

Barangay, SK polls have not been postponed- (Rappler)

SC allows Comelec to proceed with registration of PDLs- (Philstar)

Comelec to ditch old VCMs- (Manila Times)


August 2022

Comelec starts accepting political party, PL registration- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec to print 91.5M ballots for BSKE- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec: P18 billion needed if barangay, SK polls reset- (Philstar)

Comelec urged to make categorical stand on postponement of barangay polls- (Rappler)

Comelec says barangay, SK election preparations at 70 pct- (ABS CBN)

Comelec urges Congress to decide on barangay polls- (Inquirer)

Asian poll watchdog: 2022 PH elections credible, but vote-buying still ‘biggest flaw’- (Rappler)

Comelec to remain prepared for BSKE after House panel votes for postponement- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec warns postponing 2022 barangay, SK polls would mean additional costs- (Rappler)

Congress urged to pass law synchronizing PSA, Comelec data for voter registration- (GMA News)

Comelec eyes start printing of ballots for BSKE next month- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec to give Congress report on fast transmission in 2022 polls- (Inquirer)

Maguindanao plebiscite: Gun ban starts August 16- (Philstar)

Comelec says bill on vote-buying as heinous crime must include
digital platforms - (Businessworld Online)

Comelec chief backs bill seeking to declare vote-buying a heinous crime- (CNN)

Comelec ready to hold brgy. polls, 4 plebiscites in 2022 —Garcia- (GMA News)

Comelec asks political parties to submit report- (Manila Times)

Comelec: ERB hearings now 98.31% complete- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec says it is open to hybrid elections- (Manila Standard)


July 2022

Election results, data unaffected by fire incident, says Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

Advanced satellite service covered polls- (Manila Times)

‘House to pass bill deferring barangay, SK polls’ - (Philstar)

Almost 3 million registered in 2022 voter registration – Comelec- (Inquirer)

'No extension for voter registration'- (Manila Times)

Comelec: Postponing barangay, SK elections may impact 2025 midterm polls - (ABS CBN)

Comelec raises voter registration target to 2 million - (Philstar)

Comelec: P8-B manual barangay elections still better than postponing polls again- (Inquirer)

Comelec: No plans to extend voter registration for barangay, SK polls; huge turnout breaches
target- (CNN)

Comelec: New registered voters now at 1.3 million- (GMA News)

Comelec says extension of voter registration period ‘unlikely’- (Manila Bulletin)

Senate bill seeks suspension of 2022 barangay, SK polls- (Inquirer)

Comelec eyes more offsite registration centers - (Philstar)

Number of new vote registrants close to 1M — Comelec- (Inquirer)

TRACKER: Candidates who spent the most in 2022, based on their SOCEs- (Rappler)

Comelec urges voter applicants to check satellite registration schedule- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec logs 487k new voters so far, mostly ages 15 to 17- (GMA News)

Malls tapped as poll registration sites- (Manila Times)

Comelec receives more than 235K applications for voter registration- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec to destroy unused LDS special polls ballots- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec prepares for Barangay, SK elections in December- (CNN)

Voter registration resumes on Monday- (Manila Times)