2022 Philippine Elections

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

On Monday, May 9, election day in the Philippines, 65.7 million Filipinos cast their votes to decide the next Philippine president. Up for grabs, too, are more than 18,000 other elective positions.

Bookmark this page for Rappler’s special coverage of the 2022 elections, including real-time results from the Comelec’s transparency media server.

To watch Rappler’s special coverage, click on the YouTube link below. Watch Rappler tech editor Gelo Gonzales and columnist John Nery discuss disinformation in the 2022 Philippine elections.

LIVE UPDATES: 2022 Philippine elections – News, vote counting, results tracking

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Newsbreak Chats: Was there cheating in the 2022 Philippine elections?

Even after president-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has been proclaimed (along with his running mate Sara Duterte), some quarters continue to raise allegations that the polls were rigged.

They cite, among other things, why the votes for his closest rival, Vice President Leni Robredo, were consistently at a certain percentage of Marcos’ votes throughout the transmission of results. They raise suspicions over the completion of transmission that was faster that in past elections. Some talk about supposedly altered codes, pre-programmed results in counting machines, and even results supposedly being changed because signals were intercepted during transmissions.

We get to the bottom of these allegations in the latest episode of Newsbreak Chats on Thursday, May 26, at 4 pm.

Watch the discussion live here.

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HINDI TOTOO: Sinabi ni Judy Taguiwalo na may dayaan sa eleksiyon

Ang sabi-sabi: Sinabi ng dating secretary ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) na si Judy Taguiwalo na mayroong dayaan na naganap sa end-to-end transmission path ng transparency servers ng Commission on Elections (Comelec) sa eleksiyon ngayong 2022.

Marka: HINDI TOTOO

Ang katotohanan: Sinabi ni Judy Taguiwalo sa isang post na hindi sa kaniya nagmula ang pahayag na ito. 

Bakit kailangang i-fact-check: Kumakalat sa iba’t-ibang Facebook groups ang sabi-sabi.

Basahin dito ang detalyadong fact check. 

Lorenz Pasion

Pacquiao hits canvas outside home province Sarangani

PROMDI presidential bet Senator Manny Pacquiao holds a prayer rally at the Pinaglabanan Shrine in San Juan on April 23, 2022. Angie de silva/Rappler

Presumptive president Ferdinand Marcos Jr. sent Filipino boxing icon and Senator Manny Pacquiao to the canvas in Mindanao, where the Mindanaoan bet was unable to regain his legs in the May 9 race for the presidency.

Pacquiao’s willpower and prayers could only land him on the second spot in 12 of 33 cities and 14 of 27 provinces in the country’s second-largest island, showed the partial and unofficial count based on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) transparency server as of 3:18 pm on Friday, May 13.

Still, the senator ended up a poor second in these areas, beating only Vice President Leni Robredo in most of the Mindanao areas where he emerged as Marcos’ strongest rival.

Pacquiao, however, scored big in Sarangani, the province he calls home, securing votes twice as many as those garnered by the son of the late dictator.

Read the full story here.

Herbie Gomez

HINDI TOTOO: Pagbati ni Queen Elizabeth II kay Marcos Jr.

Ang sabi-sabi: Binati ng reyna ng United Kingdom na si Queen Elizabeth II si Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. sa kanyang pagkapanalo bilang pangulo ngayong eleksiyon. 

Marka: HINDI TOTOO 

Ang katotohanan: Walang ulat o recording na nagpapatunay na sinabi ni Elizabeth II ito. Noong Mayo 13, nagbigay ng opisyal na pagbati ang gobyerno ng United Kingdom para sa pagkapanalo ni Marcos. Hindi ang reyna ang puno ng pamahalaan.

Bakit kailangang i-fact-check: Mula Mayo 11, kumakalat ang ilang Facebook post na nagsasabi nito. Umani na ng libo-libong reaksiyon ang mga ito.

Basahin ang detalyadong fact check dito

Sofia Guanzon

HINDI TOTOO: May mga checkpoint ang PNP, LTFRB, LTO hanggang Hunyo

Ang sabi-sabi: Magtatayo ng checkpoints ang Philippine National Police, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, at Land Transportation Office sa buong Filipinas simula Mayo 16 hanggang Hunyo.

Marka: HINDI TOTOO

Ang katotohanan: Kumakalat na ang sabi-sabing ito noong 2019 pa lamang. Noong Agosto 2021, tinawag ng Philippine National Police – Community Affairs and Development Group na “fake news” ang kumakalat na mensahe.

Bakit kailangang i-fact-check: Kumakalat ang mensaheng ito sa messaging application na Messenger. Makikita rin ang sabi-sabi sa iba’t-ibang posts sa Facebook.

Basahin ang detalyadong fact check dito

Owenh Toledo

DepEd proposes P3,000 additional pay for extra hours of teachers during polls

The Department of Education (DepEd) Election Task Force headed by Undersecretary Alain Pascua proposed to the Commission on Elections an additional P3,000 pay, across the board, for extra hours rendered by teachers during the elections.

The DepEd cited vote-counting machine and SD card issues in their proposal for additional pay.

The education department also said it is still coordinating with the poll body for the release of the teachers’ standard poll honoraria on or before May 24. It added it will also honor the five days service credit of teachers who worked during the elections.

Jairo Bolledo

Political dynasties dominate Bicol’s 2022 local polls

In Masbate, the Khos capture the executive and all legislative posts, which usually serve to check and balance each other.

Read more.

Rhaydz Barcia

Local absentee voting turnout at record high

Over 74,852 Filipinos took advantage of local absentee voting for the 2022 polls, accounting for 88.73% of the 84,358 approved LAV applications.

This surpassed the 2019 all-time record of 77%. 

Government officials and employees, cops, soldiers, and members of the media can avail themselves of local absentee voting, so they could vote ahead of election day.

Dwight de Leon

Team Lubigan dominates Trece Martires elections

All 12 members of Team Lubigan, endorsed by National Unity Party (NUP), dominated the polls in Trece Martires City in Cavite. They were proclaimed winners on Tuesday, May 10, at Trece Martires City Hall.

Mayor Gemma Lubigan secured reelection with 64,742 votes, beating Melandres “Melan” de Sagun of Pederalismo ng Dugong Dakilang Samahan (PDDS) who got 24,550 votes. 

Vice Mayor Romeo “Bobby” Montehermoso was elected to a second term with 53,789 votes against Jun “Tatang” Rollo of PDP-Laban (Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan) who got 32,293 votes.

All 10 candidates from Team Lubigan – a mix of newly-elected councilors and reelectionists – secured posts in the city council. They are the following:

  • Joyce Mojica
  • Tracy Anacan
  • Kim Paolo Lubigan
  • AJ Humarang
  • Jay-em Cunanan
  • Tony Lontoc
  • Elmo Trinidad
  • Budoy Vidallon
  • Poyi Buendia
  • Belgium Balite

– Rika Pasaba/Rappler.com

Rika Pasaba is a Rappler Mover in Trece Martires City, Cavite.

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Local absentee voting turnout at record high

Over 74,852 Filipinos took advantage of local absentee voting for the 2022 polls, accounting for 88.73% of the 84,358 approved LAV applications.

This surpasses the 2019 all-time record of 77%. 

Government officials and employees, policemen, soldiers, and members of the media can avail themselves of local absentee voting, so they could vote ahead of election day.

Dwight de Leon