Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque urged the Philippine..
The Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) on Friday released a statement rejecting the call for the postponement of the 2022 elections.
Pampanga Representative Mikey Arroyo on Thursday called on the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to not push through with the May 2022 citing public’s fear for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
According to LENTE, COMELEC has “at least 20 full months to prepare for the election and implement measures to comply with the recommended health standards to combat the threats of COVID-19.”
COMELEC on September 1 reopened voter’s registration, except in areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) or modified ECQ (MECQ).
LENTE added that countries abroad like South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia have conducted their election amidst the threat of Covid-19.
“Why should we postpone ours when we all have the time to prepare and ensure Safe, Accountable, Transparent, Inclusive, and National public confidence in the election results?” LENTE ended.
Should Congress postpone the May 9, 2022 National and Local Elections?— LENTE Philippines (@lente_ph) September 25, 2020
Read LENTE's statement against the postponement of the elections and LENTE's initial paper on the 2022 Philippine Elections in light of the COVID19 pandemic.
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