Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron is back as city chief months after he was removed from the position
Without presenting proof, Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema claims that President Rodrigo Duterte should have gotten 'more than 20 million votes'
Meanwhile, a House bill seeks early voting for PWDs and senior citizens within a week before election day
The Comelec and CHR chiefs' net worth, as well as that of the Ombudsman and chairpersons of COA and CSC, all increase in 2016
It's been a year since the 2016 elections. Revisit Rappler's #PHvote microsite – it doesn't disappoint with the wealth of stories from that whirlwind of a day.
(UPDATED) The Philippines' new lawyers have inspiring stories of grit, hard work, and love for country. Ramil Comendador worked as Comelec janitor while in law school.
The Comelec prepares for the village and youth council polls, despite a proposal in the House of Representatives to postpone them again
The National Privacy Commission is optimistic the Comelec can pull off barangay elections in October with no data leak, despite major breaches in 2016
The voters' data leak and a break-in at a Lanao town have put the Comelec, the National Privacy Commission, and the Data Privacy Act to the test
Special satellite voters' registration areas will be set up on March 8 in Metro Manila and in 22 highly-urbanized cities nationwide
The Comelec first division says Alfredo Lim's petition was filed out of time – 8 days after Joseph Estrada had been proclaimed
While the National Privacy Commission and the police are investigating the break-in, Comelec orders additional security measures in all city and municipal election offices
EXCLUSIVE: Rappler learns that the stolen computer in Lanao del Sur contains the voter records, including the biometrics, of the Philippines' 55 million voters.
Harry Roque, ousted by his party's board for his 'behavior' at a congressional probe into Bilibid drugs, asks the Comelec to nullify the party's resolution
Interested parties may request for satellite registration activities in their area in preparation for the 2017 barangay and SK polls, says the Comelec
The Comelec data leak must spark new conversations on data privacy both in government and the private sector, says the Foundation for Media Alternatives
'Kahit hindi naman abogado, maiintindihan iyon,' Vice President Leni Robredo says of the latest accusation of defeated candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr
As some lawyers outline possible legal scenarios, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez believes that adhering to the current progress of the case is the proper thing to do
'For us, this is quite disheartening and highly irregular,' says the camp of defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr
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But Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez says it is better to let the process of decryption be completed first, and not to speculate on the supposed files in the SD cards
'A repetition of this breach is everyone's problem.... The rising number of Internet vigilantes who tamper with our people's right to privacy should be everyone's cause for worry,' says the senator, a former election lawyer
Raymund Liboro, the head of the National Privacy Commission, also reminds the public to be aware of measures to protect themselves from online threats like hacking
National Privacy Commissioner Mon Liboro talks to Rappler about the perils of the Comelec data leak and other issues on data privacy
After being found criminally liable by the National Privacy Commission following the voters' data leak in March 2016, the poll chief says they will file a motion for reconsideration
(4th UPDATE) The National Privacy Commission says that the Commission on Elections and its chairman Andres Bautista violated provisions of the Data Privacy Act of 2012
Consla says PPCRV counted at least 523,753 votes, but Comelec's canvassing results showed 213,814 votes for Consla. The poll body has refused to investigate.
The Comelec says it is not required to keep materials that 'do not contain election results data' for the election protest of Ferdinand Marcos Jr against Leni Robredo
Marcos lawyer George Erwin Garcia says many SD cards 'were found to have data' during the 'stripping' or disabling of vote-counting machines
The Comelec Second Division says the election protest of defeated gubernatorial bet Cristina Antonio is 'insufficient in form and content'
The registration period for overseas Filipino voters will be until September 30, 2018
(UPDATED) The criminal complaint related to the change of a special character in the transparency server during the 2016 polls is dismissed for lack of merit and insufficiency of evidence
The registration period is from November 7, 2016 to April 29, 2017
Bongbong Marcos' counsel George Garcia argues that the Comelec decision is a violation of the Precautionary Protective Order (PPO) issued by the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) and is tantamount to contempt of court
Businessman William Guialani gives up after cases he filed against Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno are dismissed by the Court Of Appeals and the Comelec
'The Comelec cannot act unless a formal complaint has been lodged,' Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez tells Rappler
Referring to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos' donation, President Rodrigo Duterte says, 'Si Imee pa ang nagbigay. Sabi niya inutang daw niya'
A bail bond of P30,000 has been recommended by the Ombudsman
The Comelec First Division says Romulo 'Kid' Peña Jr 'did not indicate the particular precincts' where voting machines wrongly scanned ballots
The registration period is from October 3, 2016 to April 29, 2017. This is after both houses of Congress have approved bills postponing the barangay and SK polls to 2017.
(UPDATED) House Bill 3384 seeks to defer the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections to October 2017
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