Best to prepare for 2022 polls early
It is laudable that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is considering holding early presidential debates (“Comelec mulls holding of presidential debates early,” News, 1/14/2020). The earlier the better, because why wait until the 11th hour?A different but related news item stated that the Comelec is gearing up for the 2022 polls. That is good news, too, because even a party list group needs three years of preparation to seriously campaign for a seat in the House of Representatives. The Comelec is a constitutional body that needs to make sure the 2022 polls are held as scheduled, and without worrying the populace. We still remember reports from last year stating that the Comelec was in “a race against time on the printing of ballots.” It’s good to know that for the coming 2022 polls, the Comelec is thinking ahead of time.
GODOFREDO V. ARQUIZA, former congressman, 14th and 15th Congresses,
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