This current project builds on the success of the UP System project “UP sa Halalan” which was implemented by the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs (OVPPA) during the 2013 and 2016 elections. In 2019, the main UP unit that administered the extension work is the Department of Political Science of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), University of the Philippines Diliman. Since then, the Department of Political Science has continued to administer UP as Halalan and its concurrent activities.

This project aims to build and enhance the network of academics, researchers, and stakeholders from the UP Community by providing the space and opportunities for public discussions leading to and/or during the 2022 Philippine national elections, through a variety of organized events and fora. Furthermore, this publicly accessible web portal serves as a repository of contents related to elections and Philippine politics that will provide media groups, civil society groups, political parties, and the general public relevant information about elections, voting, political parties, and issues pertinent to the 2022 elections.