Every election is a reckoning for democracy. As journalists reporting on another critical moment for our country, we have a duty to provide accurate, reliable and essential information that will empower voters and encourage public discussion and debate.
by CHERRY SALAZAR
Historical revisionism is the main misinformation narrative in this election cycle. The tactics have evolved to evade even fact-checkers.
by CARMELA FONBUENA
Candidates in the 2022 elections ran ads worth more than P14 billion before the 90-day campaign period even began. Many candidates slowed down on spending beginning Feb. 8 when ad limits took effect.
By CHERRY SALAZAR
The pilot test of the voter registration verification system was the second most expensive budget item in 2019 midterm elections. But the billion-peso project has now become a skeleton in the poll body’s closet.
By ELYSSA LOPEZ
Pandemic needs, from face masks, face shields, antigen tests to additional vote counting machines and the hiring of medical personnel, jacked up Comelec’s election budget.