On Monday, May 9, election day in the Philippines, 65.7 million Filipinos are expected to vote to nominate the next Philippine president. More than 18,000 other elective positions are also up for grabs.

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Vice-presidential candidate Sara Duterte votes


WATCH: Vice President Willie Ong’s bet arrives in Dasmariñas to vote


Vice President bets Sara Duterte to vote in Davao City

Vice-presidential candidate and mayor of Davao, Sara Duterte, cast her ballot Monday, May 9, in the 2022 election in her hometown.

The outgoing mayor went to her neighborhood at Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School in Matina, Davao City, first thing in the morning, as she always does. She was able to vote at 9 a.m.

More details in this story.


Negros Occidental teacher shot dead on eve of election

NEGROS WEST, Philippines – A teacher from Negros Occidental was shot dead by unidentified men at Crossing Calasa in Barangay Caradio-an, Himamaylan City on Sunday evening May 8, on the eve of national elections.

Police say the victim, Mercy Miguel, and her husband were traveling home on a motorbike when they encountered huge boulders piled up in the road.

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LIVE: Sara Duterte votes in Davao City


Filipinos line up to vote


Senate hopeful Chiz Escudero votes with Heart Evangelista in Sorsogon

SORSOGON CITY, Philippines — Sorsogon Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero, who is seeking a return to the Senate, cast his vote at Buhatan Integrated School in Barangay Buhatan, Sorsogon City, on Monday morning, May 9.

He was with his wife, actress Heart Evangelista.

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Election Watchdog Slow: Sample Ballots Not Allowed on Election Day

Are individuals allowed to distribute sample ballots outside polling centers on election day? According to the election monitoring body, the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (Lente), this is an election violation.

It is an illegal election campaign. Also use sample ballots and flyers. Kung makakita ng ganitong gawain, i-report agad sa pulis o awtoridad na malapit“, Lente said. (This is an illegal election campaign. This includes distributing sample ballots and flyers. If you witness a similar incident, you can report it to the police or the authorities at proximity)

As of 8:40 a.m., MovePH, Rappler’s civic engagement arm, has already collected and verified reports of individuals distributing sample ballots in various precincts. Here are some reports from movers deployed across the country:


Robredo’s daughters, Aika and Tricia, finished voting at Tabuco Central School


Comelec emergency procedure for breakdown assistance in ridings