By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte has declared May 9 a particular non-working vacation nationwide for the native and nationwide elections.
Duterte signed Proclamation No. 1357 on May 5, declaring Election Day a vacation.
“There is a need to declare Monday, 09 May 2022, a special (non-working) holiday to enable the people to properly exercise their right to vote, subject to the public health measures of the national government,” the proclamation learn.
Around 65,745,529 Filipinos within the nation registered to vote on May 9, based on the Commission on Elections.
A complete of 1,697,215 Filipinos overseas have additionally registered to take part within the abroad absentee voting.