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Martial law, Duterte, Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:01 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Martial law, Duterte, Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

Bayron regains seat as Puerto Princesa mayor

Jun 23, 2017 - 2:31 PM

Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron is back as city chief months after he was removed from the position

Bayron regains seat as Puerto Princesa mayor

Lacson, Dalquez, Fisher | Evening wRap

Jun 20, 2017 - 9:39 PM

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Lacson, Dalquez, Fisher | Evening wRap

Pagcor, BPI glitch, Trump | Evening wRap

Jun 07, 2017 - 9:42 PM

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Pagcor, BPI glitch, Trump | Evening wRap

Duterte supporters allege cheating in presidential polls

Jun 06, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Without presenting proof, Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema claims that President Rodrigo Duterte should have gotten 'more than 20 million votes'

Duterte supporters allege cheating in presidential polls

Comelec eyes early voting in polls

May 20, 2017 - 9:18 AM

Meanwhile, a House bill seeks early voting for PWDs and senior citizens within a week before election day

Comelec eyes early voting in polls

Bautista richest, Gascon poorest among heads of constitutional bodies

May 18, 2017 - 8:01 PM

The Comelec and CHR chiefs' net worth, as well as that of the Ombudsman and chairpersons of COA and CSC, all increase in 2016

Bautista richest, Gascon poorest among heads of constitutional bodies

Images from 2016: The day we elected Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo

May 09, 2017 - 5:06 PM

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.

Images from 2016: The day we elected Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo

Former Comelec janitor to lawyer – dreams come true at 2016 Bar exams

May 03, 2017 - 4:20 PM

(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.

Former Comelec janitor to lawyer – dreams come true at 2016 Bar exams

Calendar of activities for October 2017 barangay, SK elections

Mar 31, 2017 - 6:51 PM

The Comelec prepares for the village and youth council polls, despite a proposal in the House of Representatives to postpone them again

Calendar of activities for October 2017 barangay, SK elections

Comelec complying to ensure no data breach in barangay elections – NPC

Mar 28, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The National Privacy Commission is optimistic the Comelec can pull off barangay elections in October with no data leak, despite major breaches in 2016

Comelec complying to ensure no data breach in barangay elections – NPC

What have we learned a year since 'Comeleak'?

Mar 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

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

What have we learned a year since 'Comeleak'?

Comelec to prioritize female voter applicants on Int'l Women's Day

Mar 07, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Special satellite voters' registration areas will be set up on March 8 in Metro Manila and in 22 highly-urbanized cities nationwide

Comelec to prioritize female voter applicants on Int'l Women's Day

Comelec junks Lim's petition to disqualify Estrada from Manila poll

Mar 02, 2017 - 8:19 AM

The Comelec first division says Alfredo Lim's petition was filed out of time – 8 days after Joseph Estrada had been proclaimed

Comelec junks Lim's petition to disqualify Estrada from Manila poll

Lascañas, Andanar, peace talks | Evening wRap

Feb 20, 2017 - 9:45 PM

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Lascañas, Andanar, peace talks  | Evening wRap

Confirmed: Comelec computer stolen in Lanao contains national voters' list

Feb 20, 2017 - 4:33 PM

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

Confirmed: Comelec computer stolen in Lanao contains national voters' list

Comelec faces probe for stolen computer with voters’ data?

Feb 16, 2017 - 5:55 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Rappler learns that the stolen computer in Lanao del Sur contains the voter records, including the biometrics, of the Philippines' 55 million voters.

Comelec faces probe for stolen computer with voters’ data?

News Briefs: February 6, 2017

Feb 06, 2017 - 12:55 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday, February 6

News Briefs: February 6, 2017

Kabayan votes to remove Harry Roque as House rep

Jan 24, 2017 - 4:10 PM

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

Kabayan votes to remove Harry Roque as House rep

LIST: Schedule of satellite Metro voters' registration

Jan 21, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Interested parties may request for satellite registration activities in their area in preparation for the 2017 barangay and SK polls, says the Comelec

LIST: Schedule of satellite Metro voters' registration

Rethink data collection policies, sectors told after voters' data leak

Jan 21, 2017 - 4:04 PM

The Comelec data leak must spark new conversations on data privacy both in government and the private sector, says the Foundation for Media Alternatives

Rethink data collection policies, sectors told after voters' data leak

Cheating using unused machines? 'Kaya nga unused' – Robredo

Jan 21, 2017 - 2:21 PM

'Kahit hindi naman abogado, maiintindihan iyon,' Vice President Leni Robredo says of the latest accusation of defeated candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr

Cheating using unused machines? 'Kaya nga unused' – Robredo

Can Comelec chair Bautista be impeached for voters' data leak?

Jan 20, 2017 - 9:53 PM

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

Can Comelec chair Bautista be impeached for voters' data leak?

Duterte, Calida, Macalintal | Evening wRap

Jan 19, 2017 - 9:12 PM

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Duterte, Calida, Macalintal | Evening wRap

Marcos wants SC action on Comelec's 'failed' SD card decryption

Jan 18, 2017 - 6:34 PM

'For us, this is quite disheartening and highly irregular,' says the camp of defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr

Marcos wants SC action on Comelec's 'failed' SD card decryption

Trillanes vs Zubiri, CDO floods, peace talks | Evening wRap

Jan 17, 2017 - 9:07 PM

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Trillanes vs Zubiri, CDO floods, peace talks | Evening wRap

Dela Rosa, Vanity Tax, Wurtzbach | Evening wRap

Jan 16, 2017 - 8:46 PM

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Dela Rosa, Vanity Tax, Wurtzbach | Evening wRap

Marcos camp: Data in unused SD cards prove poll fraud

Jan 16, 2017 - 7:30 PM

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

Marcos camp: Data in unused SD cards prove poll fraud

De Lima seeks Senate probe into Comelec data leak

Jan 16, 2017 - 2:57 PM

'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

De Lima seeks Senate probe into Comelec data leak

Gov't should protect citizens' personal data – NPC's Liboro

Jan 12, 2017 - 9:03 PM

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

Gov't should protect citizens' personal data – NPC's Liboro

Rappler Talk: Mon Liboro on data security in the digital age

Jan 12, 2017 - 1:26 PM

National Privacy Commissioner Mon Liboro talks to Rappler about the perils of the Comelec data leak and other issues on data privacy

Rappler Talk: Mon Liboro on data security in the digital age

Nazareno, Bautista, Uson | Evening wRap

Jan 05, 2017 - 8:51 PM

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Nazareno, Bautista, Uson | Evening wRap

Comelec's Bautista: Punish the hackers, not the hacked

Jan 05, 2017 - 2:56 PM

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

Comelec's Bautista: Punish the hackers, not the hacked

Comelec chair 'criminally liable' for data leak

Jan 05, 2017 - 11:16 AM

(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

Comelec chair 'criminally liable' for data leak

Party-list group asks SC to order probe into vote count discrepancy

Dec 15, 2016 - 8:00 AM

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.

Party-list group asks SC to order probe into vote count discrepancy

Comelec returns 97,000 voting machines to Smartmatic

Dec 02, 2016 - 6:52 PM

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

Comelec returns 97,000 voting machines to Smartmatic

Marcos to SC: Order Comelec to bare 'unused' SD cards

Nov 25, 2016 - 1:07 PM

Marcos lawyer George Erwin Garcia says many SD cards 'were found to have data' during the 'stripping' or disabling of vote-counting machines

Marcos to SC: Order Comelec to bare 'unused' SD cards

Comelec junks poll protest vs Cagayan governor

Nov 19, 2016 - 2:03 PM

The Comelec Second Division says the election protest of defeated gubernatorial bet Cristina Antonio is 'insufficient in form and content'

Comelec junks poll protest vs Cagayan governor

Overseas voters' registration for 2019 elections begins December 1

Nov 03, 2016 - 3:50 PM

The registration period for overseas Filipino voters will be until September 30, 2018

Overseas voters' registration for 2019 elections begins December 1

Prosecutor junks complaint vs Comelec, Smartmatic over hash code

Nov 02, 2016 - 5:01 PM

(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

Prosecutor junks complaint vs Comelec, Smartmatic over hash code

Voters' registration for 2017 barangay, SK polls resumes Nov 7

Oct 25, 2016 - 7:20 PM

The registration period is from November 7, 2016 to April 29, 2017

Voters' registration for 2017 barangay, SK polls resumes Nov 7

Marcos makes last ditch motion to stop release of 'unused' VCMs

Oct 23, 2016 - 1:45 PM

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

Marcos makes last ditch motion to stop release of 'unused' VCMs

CDO mayor's main antagonist calls it quits, seeks reconciliation

Oct 23, 2016 - 12:12 AM

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

CDO mayor's main antagonist calls it quits, seeks reconciliation

Can Comelec probe Marcos donation to Duterte?

Oct 12, 2016 - 4:45 PM

'The Comelec cannot act unless a formal complaint has been lodged,' Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez tells Rappler

Can Comelec probe Marcos donation to Duterte?

Duterte donor Imee Marcos not in his SOCE

Oct 11, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Referring to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos' donation, President Rodrigo Duterte says, 'Si Imee pa ang nagbigay. Sabi niya inutang daw niya'

Duterte donor Imee Marcos not in his SOCE

Ex-Comelec chief Abalos charged for graft over car purchases

Oct 11, 2016 - 8:30 AM

A bail bond of P30,000 has been recommended by the Ombudsman

Ex-Comelec chief Abalos charged for graft over car purchases

Comelec junks protest vs Makati Mayor Abby Binay

Sep 23, 2016 - 5:39 PM

The Comelec First Division says Romulo 'Kid' Peña Jr 'did not indicate the particular precincts' where voting machines wrongly scanned ballots

Comelec junks protest vs Makati Mayor Abby Binay

Comelec to restart voters' registration for barangay, SK polls

Sep 22, 2016 - 4:08 PM

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.

Comelec to restart voters' registration for barangay, SK polls

House approves on 2nd reading postponement of barangay, SK polls

Sep 06, 2016 - 6:08 PM

(UPDATED) House Bill 3384 seeks to defer the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections to October 2017

House approves on 2nd reading postponement of barangay, SK polls

Duterte on De Lima, Barangay & SK polls, South China Sea | 6PM wRap

Aug 29, 2016 - 7:13 PM

Watch Rappler's 6PM newscast with Mara Cepeda

Duterte on De Lima, Barangay & SK polls, South China Sea | 6PM wRap