Toward a COVID-proof and safe 2022 elections

“This study suggests it is possible to hold successful elections even under pandemic conditions.” In this column, I borrow from an excellent study conducted and released by the PARTICIPATE coalition, led by the Ateneo School of Government. In that paper, the authors point out what is obvious, that the 2022 Philippine national elections, to be …

May 9, 2022

“It is foolhardy to think that we can predict what will happen.” A year from now, there is a strong likelihood that on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, the country would already know the results of the May 9, 2022 elections. This was the case in 2010 and 2016 when by midnight or early morning the …

No to “No Elections”

” It is still possible to hold elections even in these times of national health emergency.” Like constitutional change, the postponement of elections abbreviated as “No-el” or “No elections” automatically generates a knee-jerk reaction of suspicion and opposition among Filipinos. In the past, the same proposals were unceremoniously shot down before they could take off …