Event: The Philippine national elections are scheduled for Monday, May 9, 2022, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Large political rallies are expected in the Metro Manila area and throughout the Philippines, as well as traffic disruptions in proximity to polling places. As a reminder, Philippine law prohibits foreign nationals from engaging in partisan political activities.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
- Keep a low profile.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Observe COVID safety measures, including the wearing of masks and social distancing.
For further information and assistance:
- U.S. Embassy in the Philippines: +63(2) 5301-2000; ACSInfoManila@state.gov
- State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Philippine Commission on Elections
- Philippine National Police
- Philippine Department of the Interior and Local Government
- Philippines Country Specific Information
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