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Security Alert: Philippine National and Local Elections on May 9, 2022
May 6, 2022

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.


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