On January 10, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) junked former Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) spokesperson Celine Pialago’s Malasakit Movement Inc. party-list, effectively ending her bid for the 2022 elections.
As a result, netizens started sharing their reactions to the removal of Pialago and her party list from the May 9, 2022 ballot.
Some netizens referenced Pialago’s “passed away” comment from the Miss Earth Philippines Swimsuit Competition in 2014, wherein her then pageant roommate Leslie Ann Pine passed out after the special award ceremony.
— Jonathan de Santos (@desamting) January 12, 2022
Pialogo chance for Philippines' Congress 'passes away' https://t.co/bZ3sXVZW00
— arthos (@arthos3) January 12, 2022
— ricci (@ricci_richy) January 11, 2022
Others agreed with the COMELEC’s decision to exclude Pialago’s party list from the 2022 elections.
Sa wakas may ginawa rin tama ang COMELEC. Sunod niyo na si BBM.
Comelec shuts Celine Pialago’s Malasakit Movement out of 2022 polls https://t.co/O4UXD1X6yu
— LAHING 🇵🇭 PINOY 💝💝💝 (@lahingpnoy) January 12, 2022
On the other hand, former Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) executive Mocha Uson and NTF-ELCAC ambassador Michele Gumabao’s Mothers for Change (MOCHA) party remained in the 2022 political race, as COMELEC granted them accreditation on January 10.
Netizens also chimed at Uson and Gumabao’s 2022 elections bid. Some expressed disapproval over COMELEC’s accreditation of the party list.
So what if she gets accreditation? Just don’t vote for her partylist.
— Manny (@mannydr) January 12, 2022
Nakakatawa na lang yung ibang commisioner ng comelec…lakas ni Mocha sa comelec🤭🤭🤭
— @jhalex0801 (@jhalex0801) January 12, 2022
Earlier, Gumabao received criticisms from netizens after she joined Uson’s party list, with most citing the former OWWA executive’s tendencies to share or peddle “fake news.”