Voters are not required to bring their vaccination cards and face shields at polling precincts on Election Day, May 9, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner George Erwin M. Garcia clarified on Saturday, April 30.
“No need for vaccine card. No face shield required,” Garcia said in a message to reporters.
This came after an old news report is being circulated on social media sites, saying voters are required to bring vaccination cards and wear face shields at polling precincts.
Garcia said the video being used to spread misinformation was first aired in January this year.
“This has been corrected by the program,” he noted.
Meanwhile, the poll commissioner said he will inform their office about the spread of the video which may confuse voters.
“I’ll inform na lang din po ang (the) office to act on this po,” said Garcia.
Meanwhile, poll lawyer Romulo Macalintal earlier urged the Comelec to take action on the viral video of an old news report that confuses voters.
He wrote a letter to the poll body asking it to “request Tiktok Philippines to immediately take appropriate action to take down or undertake such necessary action to stop the circulation of said video.”