2022 Philippine Elections

Comelec defends independence vs Calida’s threats | Evening wRap

Comelec defends independence vs Calida’s threats | Evening wRap
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The Commission on Elections or Comelec pushes back and asserts its independence in the face of threats by Solicitor General Jose Calida over a memorandum of agreement with online news site Rappler.

The implementation of the Commission on Elections’ rules on physical campaigning continues for most parts of the country despite an order issued by a court in Baguio.

Presidential candidate Leni Robredo remains hopeful and unperturbed despite remaining in far second place in major surveys to frontrunner, the late dictator’s son Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Members of Davao City-based preacher Apollo Quiboloy’s Kingdom of Jesus Christ church file a dozen cyber libel complaints against Rappler, its journalists, and four women interviewed for a series of investigative reports.

Russian forces seize the largest nuclear power plant in Europe after a building at the complex was set ablaze during intense fighting with Ukrainian defenders Friday, March 4. – Rappler.com