Political dynasties dominate Bicol’s 2022 local polls

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Old political dynasties again dominated the local races in all six provinces of Bicol. The 2022 elections also marked the first time that an entire family has captured the top executive and all the seats of Masbate, the country’s rodeo capital. Governor Antonio Kho won his reelection bid for his third … Read more

In Ilocos Norte, group joins Team Fariñas in march to call for peaceful polls

LAOAG CITY, Philippines – With just a few days before the May 9 polls, a citizens’ group on Monday, May 2, appealed to candidates in Ilocos Norte not to suppress the people’s will amid claims and counter-claims of harassment and threats among rival rivals political camps. The Crusaders for Peace urged provincial candidates to cooperate … Read more

Few days before polls, Leni-Kiko woo votes in Central Luzon, Calabarzon

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo and running mate Senator Kiko Pangilinan capped their final leg of the campaign in Central Luzon and Calabarzon in a grand rally in Cavite on Sunday, May 1. Attended by 100,000 supporters based on the local organizers, the second people’s rally of Robredo in Cavite resealed … Read more

Isko Moreno ramps up anti-Leni attacks with polls less than 3 weeks away

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Isko Moreno doubled down on his criticisms of Vice President Leni Robredo, her to deny her camp and challenging supporters’ attempts to get him and others to withdraw and calling her the “godmother of bullies.” Play Video “I challenge the honorable Vice President Leni Robredo, deny. Deny niyo na hindi … Read more

What you need to know about exit polls

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino voters are undeniably inundated by numbers in the run-up to the national and local elections on May 9, 2022. There are the usual surveys that seek to understand the preference of voters during certain periods before the actual elections. And as the polls for overseas Filipino voters began on Sunday, April … Read more

Facebook owner Meta tackles inauthentic behavior, ad transparency ahead of 2022 polls

MANILA, Philippines – Meta Platforms, parent company of Facebook, announced on Thursday, April 7, their plans to protect their platforms for the upcoming 2022 Philippine elections. Facebook remains the most popular social media platform in the Philippines, with 83.85 million users as of early 2022, according to We Are Social. Meta has dedicated a multidisciplinary … Read more

Gadon links 2022 rivals to ‘communists,’ claims cheating in polls – all without basis

MANILA, Philippines – Larry Gadon, the suspended lawyer who’s seeking a Senate seat, claimed their rivals had links to “communists” as he made a pitch for the Uniteam slate on Wednesday, March 16, at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City. Gadon, who is part of the official Uniteam slate, was campaigning for vice presidential candidate … Read more

In high-stakes 2022 polls where Arroyo backs Marcos Jr., her ex-officials choose Robredo

‘Many are beset by fear, anxiety, and lethargy. We need a strong woman in the house to rekindle our energy and resolve,’ say the former officials MANILA, Philippines – Presidential candidate and Vice President Leni Robredo gained the endorsement of at least 47 former government officials who had served under former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo … Read more