MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippines’ Commission on Elections (Comelec) has passed a resolution requiring two separate tests for all 2022 Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates.
Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez told The Adobo Chronicles that as part of its disqualification and nuisance candidate rules, the poll body will require the candidates to take a drug test and an I.Q. test.
Those who fail the drug test will automatically be disqualified from running and those who fail the I.Q. test will be declared nuisance candidates.
So far, Presidential candidates Panfilo Lacson and Bongbong Marcos, and VP candidate Tito Sotto have taken the drug test and have all tested negative.
The deadline for candidates to take the drug and I.Q. tests is November 30. Failure to do so will also mean automatic disqualification from running in the 2022 elections.