2022 Philippine Elections

Comelec body rules in favor of Marcos Jr. in petition vs his COC | Evening wRap

Nick Villavecer
Comelec body rules in favor of Marcos Jr. in petition vs his COC | Evening wRap
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The Comelec Second Division on Monday, January 17, junks the petition to cancel the certificate of candidacy of Bongbong Marcos. This petition is one among the three pending petitions against him. Two others for disqualification remain. 

A report from the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism says Bongbong Marcos is ‘more invested in meme wars and campaigning via political fan groups, community pages, and micro-influencers’ than spending for ads on Facebook.

Preliminary data from the Philippine Statistics Authority reveals that COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death in the country, but figures show a discrepancy between those written on death certificates and those reported by the DOH.

Korean entertainment giant HYBE releases the much-awaited fantasy webtoon of BTS titled 7FATES: CHAKHO on Saturday, January 15. Meanwhile, Filipino social media influencer Sassa Gurl makes history as the first openly queer calendar girl of White Castle Whisky. – Rappler.com

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Nick Villavecer

Nick Villavecer is a multimedia producer for Rappler where he produces newscasts, explainers, and short documentaries. From 2016 to August 2020, he was a researcher, writer, and segment producer for ABS-CBN's Current Affairs division, producing stories on human interest, public health issues, natural disasters, crimes, accidents, and emergency-preparedness.