‘Tayo Naman’ and ‘Halalan 2022’ Trend Following Trump’s Defeat in 2020 US Elections

After presidential candidate Joe Biden of the Democratic party successfully defeated incumbent president Donald Trump in a historic 2020 race, Filipinos took to Twitter to celebrate and look forward to the Philippines’ own presidential elections that will take place in 2022.

The hashtags “#TayoNaman” and “#Halalan2022” started to trend on Sunday, November 8, as netizens expressed hope in the fate of our own country. Netizens also urged the youth to register to vote already.

Here are just a few tweets:

I hope the US elections inspired the Filipino youth to register for #Halalan2022 COME ON GEN Z LETS KEEP THE SAME ENERGY AND VOTE SOMEONE WHO DESERVES THE POSITION. LETS GO.”

“Tayo rin ang sunod, Pilipinas. Please register to vote if you haven’t, and encourage everyone you know to do so. No more excuses. Kaya rin natin #Halalan2022″

“Come #Halalan2022, let’s be wiser and make the right choice. Looking forward to that day when we can also say to those who have done the country and Filipino people so much wrong, YOU’RE FIRED.”

“Philippines, for us to make the #TayoNaman happen in #Halalan2022, let’s learn from this. 1. Millennials and Gen Z know better. Let’s encourage them to register and vote. 2. Voters educations efforts should be concentrated more on areas who have few college grads.”

“There is hope! Looking forward to the day our streets here in the Philippines will be filled with people rejoicing with as much enthusiasm as the people in this video. Let’s go, Pilipinas! Tayo naman! <3″

“Tayo naman. If you are discouraged by our options for the Presidency, know that Senators, Governors, Congressmen, Mayors, Councilors, and Barangay Captains can make an impact. Sometimes they make a much bigger impact. Nothing is too small. Be vocal. Campaign. Run, even.”

Voter registration is ongoing until September 30, 2021.

How to Register to Vote

Who can register? Only those who are at least 18 years of age on or before the next Election Day, May 9, 2022, who have been a resident in the Philippines for at least one year, and have been living in the place where they intend to vote for at least 6 months on or before Election Day may register.

Those who were registered for the May 2019 midterm elections don’t have to reapply to vote again.

Where do we register? Registrants may visit the city or municipality’s office of the election officer. Make sure to check office hours and to book an appointment a few weeks in advance.

What to bring? 

  • A printed copy of the filled-out official Comelec forms which you can find here.
  • Your valid ID and a photocopy of it
  • Own ballpen
  • Face mask and face shield
  • Alcohol or hand sanitizer

(ALSO READ: Historic 2020 US Elections End with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ Monumental Victory)

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