WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Presidential and vice presidential candidates launch their fireworks on Tuesday, February 8, as the campaign season officially begins with their proclamation rallies.
Kicking off their candidacies through grand events across the Philippines are the following presidential and vice presidential tandems: Leni Robredo and Kiko Pangilinan (Naga City), Ping Lacson and Tito Sotto (Cavite), Manny Pacquiao and Lito Atienza (General Santos City), Isko Moreno and Willie Ong (Manila), Bongbong Marcos and Sara Duterte (Bulacan), and Leody de Guzman and Walden Bello (Quezon City). With them, too are their senatorial slates.
Rappler’s team of reporters, researchers, and editors are on the ground and online to give real-time updates, analyses, and fact-checks as the 2022 national election finally goes into full swing.
Below are live updates pages and live videos on all six tandems. Follow Rappler’s coverage!
LIVE UPDATES: Leni Robredo-Kiko Pangilinan proclamation rally
Vice President Leni Robredo and her running mate Senator Kiko Pangilinan are set to launch their bids for the two highest positions in the land on Tuesday, February 8, the start of the official campaign period in the 2022 elections.
It is an early start for the Robredo-Pangilinan tandem on Tuesday, as they are scheduled to stage events with supporters across several towns in Camarines Sur, home province of the lone female presidential candidate from Bicol. By 4:30 pm, the opposition tandem is expected to return to Naga City to hear Mass at the Naga City Cathedral.
The main event is slated at 5:30 pm at Plaza Quezon in Naga City, where Robredo and Pangilinan are expected to appear on stage together with their senatorial ticket and their Bicolano allies.
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LIVE UPDATES: Ferdinand Marcos Jr.-Sara Duterte proclamation rally
The 64-year-old son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos currently leads in pre-election presidential surveys. He formally launches his campaign on Tuesday, February 8, with his running mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
They’ve chosen neither Ilocos Norte nor Davao City for this proclamation rally, but instead the Philippine Arena in Bulacan, owned by the influential Iglesia ni Cristo, whose endorsement is highly coveted for its bloc voting tradition. The UniTeam is expecting 25,000 attendees for the ticketed event.
Doors of the arena open at 2 pm. The proclamation rally starts at 4 pm.
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LIVE UPDATES: Isko Moreno-Willie Ong proclamation rally
On February 8, the official start of the 2022 campaign season, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and his running mate doctor Willie Ong kick off their respective presidential and vice-presidential bids from Heroes Park or Kartilya ng Katipunan in Manila.
The two are running under national party Aksyon Demokratiko. The party’s three senatorial bets – Samira Gutoc, Carl Balita, and Jopet Sison – are also launching their senatorial bids during the Heroes Park rally.
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LIVE UPDATES: Ping Lacson-Tito Sotto proclamation rally
Senators Panfilo Lacson and Vicente Sotto III launch their bid for the two highest posts in the land as the official campaign period for the 2022 elections begins on Tuesday, February 8.
The two candidates hold their proclamation rally in Imus, Cavite – Lacson’s hometown. Lacson and Sotto are set to hear mass at 3:30 pm inside the Imus Cathedral. At 5 pm, they are scheduled to hold their proclamation rally at the Imus Grandstand.
Being the most senior candidates in their races, Lacson and Sotto put their decades of experience upfront as they call for Filipinos to cast their votes for them in May.
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LIVE UPDATES: Manny Pacquiao-Lito Atienza proclamation rally
Senator Manny Pacquiao kicks off his presidential campaign where it all started – in General Santos City, the southernmost city of the country.
Pacquiao and running mate Deputy Speaker Lito Atienza are running under PROMDI, a Cebu-based political party meant to consolidate their votes in the Visayas and Mindanao.
Pacquiao and Atienza are scheduled to first hold a caravan around General Santos City at 1 pm on Tuesday, February 8, starting at Barangay Bawing all the way to the Oval Plaza Grand Stand for the proclamation rally.
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LIVE UPDATES: Leody de Guzman-Walden Bello proclamation rally
In a historic move, labor leader and Partido Lakas ng Masa presidential bet Leody de Guzman will vie for the presidency against bigger names in Philippine politics. De Guzman, a labor leader and organizer for over three decades, will be having Laban ng Masa chairperson Walden Bello as his running mate.
The tandem had built their platforms on economic, political, and social development reforms. As they’ve said in previous statements, they are out to fight against the so-called “Marcos-Duterte Axis of Evil.”
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