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 an editorial on the state of two of the most popular presidential campaigns, those of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Leni Robredo. It also features a roundup of recent elections-related human rights violations, and reports gathered by IOM observers on red-tagging of teachers, the experiences of fisherfolk and coconut farmers, and more.

Click here to read IOM Bulletin No. 5 – Marcos Jr.’s Polls vs. Robredo’s Crowds