IF there's one thing that critics of the administration can do to make sure that their discontent leads to the opposition or independent candidates winning in the 2022 elections, it would be to encourage people who are not happy with the government's handling of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic to participate in the upcoming electoral exercise.

"The Covid-19 response is turning out to be a good mobilizer of voters," according to Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesman James Jimenez, adding that people's dissatisfaction in, for instance, the distribution of financial aid "is expressed in a desire to register to vote."

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