2022 Philippine Elections

HIGHLIGHTS: 2022 Philippine elections – News, vote counting, results tracking

HIGHLIGHTS: 2022 Philippine elections – News, vote counting, results tracking


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.

HIGHLIGHTS: 2022 Philippine elections – News, vote counting, results tracking

Scroll down this page for live updates, context, and analyses from our reporters, analysts, and editors before, during, and after the elections. Further down the page, click “load more.” 


20 winning party-list groups in 2022 got majority of votes from bailiwick regions

Michael Bueza

 For many party-list groups, winning a seat in the House of Representatives seems to employ the same strategy in owning real estate or starting a business: it’s about location, location, location.

Like in past party-list polls, many groups banked on their bailiwicks – either of the group or their nominees – to garner enough votes to earn up to three seats of the 63 allotted for the party list in the House in the 2022 elections.

As many as 20 winning groups got at least 50% of their votes from just one region or province.

Read the full story here.

HINDI TOTOO: Naghikayat si Robredo na bumalik sa EDSA ang mga tao upang patalsikin si Marcos

Owenh Toledo

Ang sabi-sabi: Sinabi ni Bise Presidente Leni Robredo: “Hindi pa tapos ang laban. Magkikita-kita tayo muli sa EDSA para patalsikin ang mga magnanakaw at sinungaling na niluklok ng 31M disinformed na Pilipino.”


Ang katotohanan: Pinabulaanan ni Robredo sa kanyang opisyal na Facebook page ang sabi-sabing ito. Hindi konektado sa Office of the Vice President o kay Robredo ang Twitter account na “Angat Buhay New Government” o @NewGovOrgABF, na nag-post nitong pekeng pahayag.

Bakit kailangang i-fact-check: Nang isulat ang fact check na ito, mayroon nang 97 replies at 40 retweets sa Twitter ang sabi-sabi.

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HINDI TOTOO: Si Sara Duterte ang unang incumbent city mayor na nahalal na bise presidente

Percival Byron Bueser

Ang sabi-sabi: Si Sara Duterte ang pinakaunang nakaupong city mayor na nahalal bilang bise presidente ng Pilipinas.


Ang katotohanan: Si Jejomar Binay ay mayor ng Makati City nang mahalal na bise presidente noong 2010. 

Bakit kailangang i-fact-check: Ang sabi-sabi ay nasa post noong Mayo 26 sa Facebook account ng dating broadcaster na si Jay Sonza, na ilang ulit nang na-fact-check ng Rappler dahil sa pagpapakalat ng maling impormasyon. Nang isinulat ang fact check na ito, mayroon nang 1,600 na reaksiyon, 61 na komento, at 44 na share ang post. 

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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.

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

Lorenz Pasion

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.


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.

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Pacquiao hits canvas outside home province Sarangani

Herbie Gomez
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.

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

Sofia Guanzon

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. 


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.

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

Owenh Toledo

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.


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.

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

Jairo Bolledo

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.

Political dynasties dominate Bicol’s 2022 local polls

Rhaydz Barcia

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

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