This year, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines will be carrying out the Philippine Election 2022 International Observer Mission (IOM). The IOM will be publishing a series of bi-monthly bulletins leading up to the elections in May. To find a complete list of the bulletins that have been published so far, and to find out more about the IOM, please click here.

The IOM begins its work on the Philippine Election 2022 with the country already in an atmosphere of widespread, violent political and social repression, which has triggered an International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation of crimes against humanity and ongoing focus in the United National Human Rights Council. To set the campaign context, the IOM begins with a quick look at the main Presidential candidates who have been accredited by the COMELEC.

Click here to read IOM Bulletin No. 1 – Presenting: The Philippines Presidentiables