No more intermission numbers during campaign rallies?
A solon proposed the banning of artists and intermission numbers at campaign rallies to avoid crowding that could result in an increase in COVID-19 infection.
House Deputy Majority Leader and Iloilo Rep. Lorenz Defensor said that intermission numbers often have nothing to do with the government platform of the candidates.
The solon cited that such an event may cause the venue to be occupied to the maximum extent.
Comelec Commissioner Antonio Kho said the Commission on Elections is open to suggestions and they will consider them especially when it comes to getting singers or those who belong to the entertainment industry to participate in campaign rallies.
According to Kho, the guidelines for the election might change depending on the situation brought by the pandemic.
Meanwhile, the filing of candidacy for the 2022 elections will be this coming October.
Incumbent Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, Senator-boxing champ Manny Pacquiao, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, and former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. are said to be among the top candidates in the presidential elections.
However, the four politicians are yet to confirm if they are running for the said position or not.
On the other hand, Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson has already announced that he’s running for the highest post in the coming elections alongside his running-mate Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III.
Moreover, incumbent president Rodrigo Duterte said that he will run for vice president once his term ends next year.
The campaign period for the president, vice-president, and senators will kick off on February 2022.
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