Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno says President Rodrigo Duterte wants handpicked appointees in every barangay in the Philippines to rid the country of drugs
#BeTheBoss, #ClimateActionPH, #NowPH, and #PHVote #WonderfulPH all win Gold Awards in the PR Programs category
The camp of defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr accuses Vice President Leni Robredo of resorting to delaying tactics
The Comelec first division says Alfredo Lim's petition was filed out of time – 8 days after Joseph Estrada had been proclaimed
(UPDATED) The SC says the election protest filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr is sufficient in form and substance
Former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr files a petition before the Supreme Court, seeking to start the preliminary conference of his protest against Vice President Leni Robredo
National Privacy Commissioner Mon Liboro talks to Rappler about the perils of the Comelec data leak and other issues on data privacy
(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
From the 2016 Duterte election win, the war on drugs, the weaponization of the internet, Trump’s victory and Manila’s shift from U.S. to China — it was a year that turned traditional politics upside down. Watch Rappler's 2016 yearender
From the elections and the Marcos burial to various advocacies and campaigns, the X community saw an increase in civic participation from netizens
How the Marcos family has come full circle 3 decades after being ousted from Malacañang
Over 10 million people went to Facebook to discuss President Rodrigo Duterte's victory and the tightly contested Philippine polls
Moments involving AlDub, JaDine, #PresidentDuterte, #MarcosBurial, Manny Pacquiao, and Pia Wurtzbach are among the top
The Comelec Second Division says the election protest of defeated gubernatorial bet Cristina Antonio is 'insufficient in form and content'
The camp of defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr asks the justice department to review the complaint against the Comelec and Smartmatic officials
The Ilocos Norte governor says she only helped Duterte by mustering votes in the region, not by donating money for his campaign
'The Comelec cannot act unless a formal complaint has been lodged,' Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez tells Rappler
Rizalito David has asked the Supreme Court to reverse the Senate Electoral Tribunal's decision that favored Grace Poe. He files a motion to resolve the case 'for the best interest of all concerned as well as the nation'
House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says the prevalence of drug use in barangays nationwide puts into question the local officials' ability to police their own backyards
Both Houses of the 17th Congress expect to separately approve the bills within the first half of September this year, and have President Rodrigo Duterte sign a consolidated version into law
President Duterte himself is in favor of it, as several lawmakers file bills and resolutions seeking to move the elections to October 2018
In a recent Pulse Asia survey, 63% of respondents describe the 2016 elections as 'more credible' than the 2010 polls
The SC, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, directs the Comelec to send a copy of this request to Vice President Leni Robredo and Ferdinand Marcos Jr
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Vice President Leni Robredo's legal team says some witnesses in Bongbong Marcos' electoral protest claim their signatures were forged, or they were told to surrender their IDs for some government benefits
Vice President Leni Robredo says Ferdinand Marcos Jr has raised issues other than the results of the VP race, and failed to show proof to back up his claims
'To offset any potential votes that Marcos will gain in the recount, it is both strategic and necessary for the VP to take a counter-offensive.... A counter-protest, however, is as expensive as filing a protest.'
(UPDATED) Individuals and groups plan to help Vice President Leni Robredo as she faces the election protest of former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates that former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr's protest is baseless, and she has nothing to hide
The Presidential Electoral Tribunal orders the Comelec to protect all poll materials relevant to the election protest filed by former senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo
Lawyer Romulo Macalintal says former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr's election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo is 'the longest' ever filed in the country
From the amusing to the absurd, the campaign season didn't lack in humorous moments
Senator Serge Osmeña III, three-time senator, self-proclaimed liberal, martial law detainee, 14th in the senatorial race, speaks to Rappler reporter Patricia Evangelista on what it means to say goodbye
(UPDATED) Defeated vice presidential bet Ferdinand Marcos Jr files his election protest before the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal
The petitioners failed to submit a copy of the Comelec resolution extending the deadline for filing Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCEs), the SC says
Commissioner Christian Lim says Chairman Andres Bautista cannot sign his own travel authority to ensure 'checks and balances' in Comelec
Abigail Binay is the 4th member of her family to become the local chief executive of the richest city in the Philippines
Commissioner Rowena Guanzon’s comment comes after all 6 Comelec commissioners issued a memo criticizing Chairman Andres Bautista for his supposed 'failed leadership'
The Comelec releases a copy of its May 31 ruling after Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista was accused of sitting on Rodrigo Duterte's case
'With a heavy heart,' Comelec commissioners criticize the 'failed leadership of the Commission on Elections'
Judy Araneta Roxas donated P110 million to her son's campaign, based on the SOCE filed by defeated presidential bet Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II
Incoming Davao del Norte Representative Pantaleon Alvarez says the release of the Comelec resolution would allow other parties to challenge its legality
(3rd UPDATE) Defeated presidential bet Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II declares that he spent P487 million during the campaign
(UPDATED) Executive Director Jose Tolentino Jr is named officer-in-charge of the Comelec's Campaign Finance Office
'There is no such thing (misuse of funds). If there is, then show me the evidence,' says Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon 'Dinky' Soliman
(UPDATED) Commissioner Christian Robert Lim also expressed frustration over the Comelec en banc's decision, given his office's efforts to implement campaign finance rules
(UPDATED) The rule of law should favor law-abiders, not law-breakers like LP, says Leon Peralta of a newly-formed 'Duterte-inspired' group
(UPDATED) Spokesperson James Jimenez says the decision benefits not only the LP, which requested the extension, but also others that have yet to file their SOCE
Granting the Liberal Party's request for a deadline extension would be 'unfair to other candidates and parties that complied with the prescribed period'