Election hotspots are areas with election-related violence as declared by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and/or the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
PNP-declared hotspots are categorized into three:
- Category 1: are areas which have had incidences of violence due to intense political rivalries.
- Category 2: are areas with “serious armed threats” by “organized threat groups” . These groups may include private armies, New People’s Army, the Bangsamoro Independent Freedom Fighters, and Abu Sayyaf Group.
- Category 3: are areas of grave concern with election-related violence involving officials vying for elected posts .
The list of election hotspots is as follows:
|Ilocos Region||La Union||Sudipen|
|Misamis Oriental||Cagayan de Oro City|
|BARMM||Baslan||Hadji Mohammad Ajul|
|Lanao del Sur||Marawi City|
Shariff Saydona Mustapha
|Cotabato City||Cotabato City|