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Philippine elections

Philippine activists warn of voting anomalies ahead of election

Election commission accused of siding with Duterte camp

Policemen guard an area of Navotas City during a visit by Sara Duterte, presidential daughter and Davao City mayor, earlier this month.   © Getty Images

MANILA -- The Philippines' 2019 midterm polls were fraught with anomalies in the voting process, heated political scuffles and subterfuge. Now, in the buildup to May's presidential, Senate and local elections, critics and officials are expressing doubts as to whether the problems have been sufficiently addressed.

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