2022 polls ‘game changer’; kampanya iaasa sa soc med — Guanzon

2022 polls ‘game changer’; kampanya iaasa sa soc med — Guanzon

July 9, 2021 @ 9:00 AM 1 year ago

Manila, Philippines — Iginiit na magiging iba ang 2022 national elections dahil sa kinakaharap na COVID-19 pandemic.

Ayon kay Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon, hindi siya ganoong katiwala na maaabot ang herd immunity bago ang 2022 polls sa May 2022.

“The May 2022 elections will be an election like no other because we are facing a pandemic, and by May 2022 we will not have achieve herd immunity.  I doubt if even one-half of our voting population would be vaccinated,” lahad pa nito sa #MagparehistroKa virtual town hall meeting.

“It is an election like no other because the rules of the game must change, the method of campaign will have to change.  We can’t do face-to-face, I mean you can’t do a big crowd, rally, and so there’s a a lot of reliance on social media as a campaign platform which is difficult for Comelec to compute in terms of campaign expenses,” dagdag pa ng opisyal.

Umaasa rin aniya ang Comelec na makatutulong ang mga eksperto na matukoy ng Comelec ang expenses sa social media.

“We’re hoping of course that the experts will be able to help us […] We don’t have yet, but we are trying to look for a way to compute ads through social media like Facebook or Twitter, so that’s one big project really that I would like to see done before I retire on February 2 next year,” punto pa ni Guanzon.

“We cannot regulate the use of social media because we don’t have the technology to do that, but I think we can compute the expenses if Facebook will help or Twitter will help.”

 “There are some reforms that we would like to do, one of them is that for computing campaign expenses, we would like, I think the majority of us agree that once the candidate files their certificate of candidacy then that’s the time the clock starts ticking for campaign finance, so all the expenses should be counted from the time, immediately upon the submission of the certificate of candidacy,” lahad pa nito. RNT/FGDC