Modified campaign rules for 2022 polls eyed amid pandemic

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday said it is looking at modifying rules on the usual face-to-face campaign with the 2022

5/14/2021 9:06:00 AM

Comelec said it is looking at modifying rules on the usual face-to-face campaign with the 2022 presidential elections approaching amid the COVID-19 pandemic. | NAMercadoINQ

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday said it is looking at modifying rules on the usual face-to-face campaign with the 2022

In a press briefing, Comelec Commissioner Aimee Ampoloquio said that the commission is taking into consideration the current COVID-19 situation not only in the Philippines but overseas as well.ADVERTISEMENT“As of now, the existing guidelines and the campaign is still facing to face. However, we are studying the possibility of modifying our rules on campaigns since we have the pandemic, and we will see if we can do that as we progress,” Ampoloquio said.

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Comelec Commissioner Aimee Ampoloquio (Photo from Comelec)“So if it’s not really advisable for us, for the candidates to go on a face to face campaign, I think we may limit or we may introduce some other forms of a campaign that the candidates can adopt,” she added.

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