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.
This issue of the IOM Bulletin features articles about rampant misuse of the Philippine partylist system, and the business behind the automated elections system to be used in this year’s election. It also covers the recent arrest of Makabayan Cagayan Valley coordinator Agnes Mesina; killings of five individuals in New Bataan, Davao de Oro by Armed Forces of the Philippine soldiers; DDoS attack on CNN Philippines; red-tagging and arrests at a pro-Leni Robredo sortie in Cavite; and killings of two Anakpawis Partylist members in Sorsogon.