2022 Philippine elections - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 2022 Philippine elections


[EXPLAINER] Forget about people’s initiative for ABS-CBN

Jul 11, 2020 - 8:57 PM

It will cost the Comelec at least P4 billion, and it will overlap with its preparation for the 2022 elections. Let’s set the exercise aside for when we truly need it.

Opposition is solid for Robredo in 2022 – Trillanes

Feb 19, 2020 - 7:32 PM

Trillanes says the highest position he can run for in 2022 is senator

2022. Vice President Leni Robredo is the opposition's solid choice for president, says former senator Antonio Trillanes IV. File photo by OVP

New round of voter registration begins January 20

Jan 10, 2020 - 7:07 PM

The Commission on Elections says the new registration period will run until September 30, 2021

VOTER REGISTRATION. The Commission on Elections starts a new round of voter registration on January 20, 2020. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Barangay, SK elections moved to December 2022

Dec 03, 2019 - 6:43 PM

The law postponing the polls – and giving barangay officials 5 years in power instead of two – is signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in a Malacañang ceremony

POSTPONED AGAIN? Lawmakers are seeking to postpone the barangay and SK elections for the 3rd time under the Duterte administration. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bill moving barangay, SK polls to 2022 now up for Duterte's signature

Nov 11, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Both chambers of Congress ratify the bicameral conference committee report on the measure

POSTPONED AGAIN? Lawmakers are seeking to postpone the barangay and SK elections for the 3rd time under the Duterte administration. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Robredo: 2022 elections not a factor in accepting anti-drugs post

Nov 07, 2019 - 2:13 PM

The Vice President says even her flagship anti-poverty program Angat Buhay will suffer if she already thinks about the next elections

ON THE JOB. Vice President Leni Robredo visits a far-flung barrio in Tanay, Rizal, for her anti-poverty program on November 7, 2019, a day after she was  named co-chair of the anti-drugs body. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House approves bill postponing barangay, SK elections to December 2022

Nov 04, 2019 - 4:36 PM

(UPDATED) The consolidated version of the House and Senate bills will immediately be sent to Malacañang for President Rodrigo Duterte's signature

POSTPONED AGAIN? Lawmakers are seeking to postpone the barangay and SK elections for the 3rd time under the Duterte administration. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

House now wants to postpone barangay, SK polls to December 2022

Oct 02, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Lawmakers approve on 2nd reading the amended House bill on the postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, which is now similar to the Senate version

POSTPONED AGAIN? Lawmakers want to postpone the 2020 barangay and SK elections. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Senate approves postponing barangay, SK elections to 2022

Sep 30, 2019 - 3:38 PM

There are 21 senators who supported the measure seeking to postpone village and youth polls to December 5, 2022

POSTPONEMENT. The Senate and the House of Representatives have passed bills seeking to postpone the May 2020 barangay and SK elections to either December 2022 or May 2023. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

By 2022 elections, Comelec will be packed with Duterte appointees

Aug 20, 2019 - 8:30 AM

The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism points out the exit of seasoned poll commissioners means the appointment of newer ones who have limited experience running national automated elections

DUTERTE DOMINATED. By 2022, all 7 Comelec commissioners will have been hand picked by President Duterte. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Smartmatic still wants to be part of Philippine elections

Jul 15, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Despite criticism from President Rodrigo Duterte, Smartmatic still hopes to be chosen for future polls, showing off its available technology

DICT proposes faster, more transparent way to hold PH elections

Jun 21, 2019 - 1:40 PM

From using barcode stickers to totally junking Smartmatic's vote counting machines, the Department of Information and Communications Technology proposes new ways to make the Philippine elections faster and more transparent

Lawmakers to Comelec: Don't let problems in 2019 polls happen in 2022

Jun 04, 2019 - 6:30 PM

'We can't have something like this happen in the 2022 presidential election. We might have a revolution,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan

POLL COMMISSIONERS. Comelec commissioners headed by Chairman Sheriff Abas (far left) appear at the hearing of joint congressional oversight committee on the automated election system on June 4, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler​

After tough loss in midterm polls, Otso Diretso has eyes set on 2022

Jun 03, 2019 - 3:04 PM

The disappointing defeat of the opposition senatorial candidates only pushes the slate to continue the fight beyond the halls of the Senate

The Otso Diretso candidates raise each other's hands for the last time on the campaign trail on May 8, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/rappler

Duterte says Comelec should junk Smartmatic machines

May 30, 2019 - 9:46 PM

'Dispose of that Smartmatic and look for a new one that is free of fraud,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

Protesters againsts Smartmatic rally outside the Comelec office in Manila on October 11, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

2022 campaign starts now – election lawyer

May 14, 2019 - 9:16 PM

Election lawyer Emil Marañon says the campaign for the 2022 elections starts on the first day after the midterm elections

EMIL MARAÑON. The election lawyer talks about technical difficulties experienced by voters on election day. Rappler screenshot

Scenarios: 2022 looms over tight midterm race

Mar 07, 2019 - 10:00 AM

President Duterte has endorsed 4 out of 7 reelectionist senators: Pimentel, Villar, Angara, and Ejercito. Will he anoint one of them to be his successor?

President Pacquiao in 2022? ‘No plan’ but wants own national party

Mar 01, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao wants to turn his local party, People's Champ Movement, into a national political party in 2022

Senate Blue Ribbon committee Chairman Senator Richard Gordon at the hearing on the Misuse of Government Funds of the General Santos City Road Right-of-Way project, September 24, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Face-off with Sara Duterte in 2022? Robredo 'still busy' being VP

Feb 18, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Asked about a possible showdown with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte in the 2022 presidential election, Vice President Leni Robredo says she is focused on her current duties

Vice President Leni Robredo spoke with representatives of various sectoral groups in a multisectoral dialogue organized by the Kaya Natin Movement in San Fernando City, Pampanga, on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Photo by OVP)

Sara Duterte to decide on presidential bid by 2021

Feb 18, 2019 - 3:21 PM

For now, the presidential daughter urges her supporters to stop calling her the 'next president' as this can make her the target of those eyeing the presidency

UNDECIDED. Hugpong ng Pagbabago chairperson Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says there are factors to consider before deciding on a presidential bid, like funds and machinery. Here, she kicks off her party’s senatorial campaign in San Fernado, Pampanga, on February 12, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler