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SC asked to decide Grace Poe’s citizenship case

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:51 PM

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'

SC asked to decide Grace Poe’s citizenship case

Medialdea, Duterte, and Cayetano: What ties bind them?

May 24, 2016 - 7:39 PM

The childhood friend of president-elect Duterte also has links to his running-mate, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano

Medialdea, Duterte, and Cayetano: What ties bind them?

Is Iglesia ni Cristo's bloc voting still strong in 2016?

May 22, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Recent scandals in the INC have cast doubt on the power of the church's bloc voting

Is Iglesia ni Cristo's bloc voting still strong in 2016?

The Standard poll, Donald Trump, PH election lessons | 12PM wRap

May 05, 2016 - 1:27 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

The Standard poll, Donald Trump, PH election lessons | 12PM wRap

Voter turnout, AMLC vs Philrem, Panama Papers | 6PM wRap

Apr 28, 2016 - 7:17 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Voter turnout, AMLC vs Philrem, Panama Papers | 6PM wRap

#PHVote: How accessible are the 2016 elections to PWDs?

Mar 12, 2016 - 1:15 PM

As the Comelec gears up for the elections, some groups are wondering: will they be able to vote?

#PHVote: How accessible are the 2016 elections to PWDs?

Who funds your senator's campaigns?

Feb 20, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Let's look back at how some of the 2016 senatorial bets funded their campaigns in previous elections

Who funds your senator's campaigns?

#PHVote throwback: LP spent the most in past campaign

Feb 03, 2016 - 10:28 AM

We review the past campaign spending of political parties with presidential bets in 2016. Will parties once again spend millions, hoping for a return on investment?

#PHVote throwback: LP spent the most in past campaign

ARMM had most 'overspending' candidates in past elections

Jan 30, 2016 - 1:00 PM

There are 365 campaign overspending cases in the ARMM from the 2010 and 2013 elections, the highest among all regions

ARMM had most 'overspending' candidates in past elections

After SC ruling, will the House swear in Velasco as Marinduque rep?

Jan 21, 2016 - 10:02 PM

For the second time, the High Court orders Speaker Belmonte to swear in Lord Allan Velasco as representative of Marinduque, to replace Regina Ongsiako Reyes

After SC ruling, will the House swear in Velasco as Marinduque rep?

Foundlings not natural-born? 'A step backward' for children's rights

Jan 06, 2016 - 8:39 AM

Amid the citizenship issues faced by presidential candidate Grace Poe, advocates for children's rights gather to discuss the implications of declaring foundlings like her as stateless

Foundlings not natural-born? 'A step backward' for children's rights

Chiz Escudero on Roxas: I did not sin against him in 2010

Dec 05, 2015 - 10:16 AM

The VP bet chooses the LP standard-bearer as the one he would likely have the hardest time working with if elected together

Chiz Escudero on Roxas: I did not sin against him in 2010

Senate tribunal upholds decision in favor of Grace Poe

Dec 03, 2015 - 1:26 PM

(2ND UPDATE) The 3 Supreme Court justices in the SET – who affirmed their vote to disqualify the senator – will inhibit themselves from the case, should it be elevated to the High Court

Senate tribunal upholds decision in favor of Grace Poe

With SET decision, Poe camp to seek dismissal of Comelec case

Nov 27, 2015 - 1:57 PM

Grace Poe's lawyer says the Comelec case 'has been effectively extinguished' by the tribunal's decision. The opposing camp calls this 'wishful thinking.'

With SET decision, Poe camp to seek dismissal of Comelec case

Grace Poe's residency in PH: When do we start counting?

Nov 26, 2015 - 10:46 AM

The senator believes her period of residence in the Philippines up to the day before elections is 10 years and 11 months, but her critics say she still lacks months to meet the residency requirement for presidential candidates

Grace Poe's residency in PH: When do we start counting?

DOCUMENTS: SET members' opinions on Poe case

Nov 21, 2015 - 2:42 PM

Read here the opinions of 4 senators who voted in favor of Grace Poe, as well as the dissenting opinions of the 3 Supreme Court justices

DOCUMENTS: SET members' opinions on Poe case

DOCUMENT: SET decision on disqualification case vs Grace Poe

Nov 21, 2015 - 1:16 PM

In its 32-page decision, the Senate Electoral Tribunal dismisses the petition for disqualification based on ineligibility filed by losing senatorial candidate Rizalito David against Senator Grace Poe

DOCUMENT: SET decision on disqualification case vs Grace Poe

VLOG: Poe wins in SET disqualification case

Nov 17, 2015 - 5:53 PM

5 SET members recognize the rights of an adopted child

VLOG: Poe wins in SET disqualification case

Senate Tribunal denies disqualification case vs Poe

Nov 17, 2015 - 1:44 PM

(UPDATED) Five senators vote to recognize Grace Poe's rights as an adopted child, while 4 other members of the tribunal vote to disqualify her, according to Senator Tito Sotto

Senate Tribunal denies disqualification case vs Poe

Comelec sets general voters' registration in Zambo Norte town

Oct 26, 2015 - 8:25 PM

Qualified voters in Sibuco town have to register and undergo biometrics again, following reports of discrepancies in the town's voters' list in 2013

Comelec sets general voters' registration in Zambo Norte town

SC upholds winning senators in 2013 polls

Sep 02, 2015 - 6:39 PM

The Supreme Court junks the petition filed by political party Bangon Pilipinas, which sought to nullify the proclamations of the 12 senators in the 2013 polls

SC upholds winning senators in 2013 polls

Comelec fines 4,600 candidates over unreported expenses

Jul 15, 2015 - 8:11 PM

The poll body is set to collect around P52.3 million in fines from 2013 candidates who failed to report their campaign expenses

Comelec fines 4,600 candidates over unreported expenses

36 candidates face charges for overspending in 2010, 2013

Jul 07, 2015 - 11:28 PM

Among them, 3 are incumbent officials. Meanwhile, cases against 4 candidates have been dismissed due to their death.

36 candidates face charges for overspending in 2010, 2013

178 congressmen eligible for reelection in 2016 polls

May 16, 2015 - 9:14 AM

Out of the 178 district congressmen, 91 are on their first term and 87 are on their second consecutive term

178 congressmen eligible for reelection in 2016 polls

Akbayan names Bello's replacement in Congress

May 13, 2015 - 10:37 PM

Angelina 'Angie' Ludovice-Katoh, a founding member of the party-list group, is a former student leader and labor organizer from Davao del Sur

Akbayan names Bello's replacement in Congress

SC: Comelec can order pollsters to divulge funders

Apr 07, 2015 - 5:06 PM

In this decision on the two-year-old case, the High Court says, however, that the poll body can't sue survey firms that fail to follow this rule

SC: Comelec can order pollsters to divulge funders

It's final: ER Ejercito disqualified as Laguna governor

Feb 17, 2015 - 4:03 PM

Ejercito's lawyer says the Supreme Court ruling 'expanded the limitations on campaign contributions.' It factors the expenses incurred by supporters without the candidate's knowledge.

It's final: ER Ejercito disqualified as Laguna governor

'Ruling on Team Patay tarps protects church-state separation'

Jan 22, 2015 - 7:33 PM

'With its decision, the Supreme Court has once again proved that it is indeed the last bastion of democracy,' says a statement from the Bacolod diocese's lawyers

'Ruling on Team Patay tarps protects church-state separation'

Comelec ousts Javier as Antique governor

Jan 14, 2015 - 5:43 PM

Governor Exequiel Javier is disqualified in connection with his suspension of a town mayor within the 2013 election period. His proclamation is also annulled.

Comelec ousts Javier as Antique governor

Vote miscount? Comelec probes PCOS 'digital lines'

Dec 12, 2014 - 7:18 PM

The Comelec has until Christmas to examine decrypted images of ballots for the existence of these lines that crossed ovals and were mistakenly recorded as shades or votes for certain candidates

Vote miscount? Comelec probes PCOS 'digital lines'

Typhoon Hagupit, PH climate change, telcos in elections | The wRap

Dec 05, 2014 - 9:19 PM

Typhoon Hagupit weakens as it moves towards Eastern Visayas. The Philippines is most affected by climate change in the world. Are telcos not to blame for poor transmission in the 2013 election?

Typhoon Hagupit, PH climate change, telcos in elections | The wRap

Telcos: We're not to blame for 2013 transmission woes

Dec 04, 2014 - 8:27 PM

A telco official says, 'In our system we didn't get any alarm during elections. Our system was perfect.' Could it be the fault of Smartmatic?

Telcos: We're not to blame for 2013 transmission woes

Over 100 politicians being probed for poll overspending

Nov 26, 2014 - 7:14 PM

The Comelec says it is proof they are 'not singling out' persons or political parties in going after violators of campaign finance rules

Over 100 politicians being probed for poll overspending

Comelec: Nueva Ecija ballots tampered post-election

Sep 18, 2014 - 5:21 PM

The lawyer for losing candidate Eduardo 'Brother Eddie' Villanueva says they are not pursuing an electoral protest; they are opposing the reuse of PCOS machines for the 2016 polls

Comelec: Nueva Ecija ballots tampered post-election

Ecija vote discrepancy 'isolated case'; public recount set

Aug 14, 2014 - 6:24 PM

Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr says the ballots could've been tampered with. The recount will be conducted at the Senate on August 28

Ecija vote discrepancy 'isolated case'; public recount set

SC orders Comelec: Respond to ER Ejercito's plea

May 27, 2014 - 6:39 PM

The disqualified governor fails to secure a temporary restraining order (TRO) or a status quo ante order (SQAO) that would have stopped his ouster

SC orders Comelec: Respond to ER Ejercito's plea

ER Ejercito to SC: Void my disqualification

May 23, 2014 - 5:01 PM

Ejercito tells the Court he was disqualified 'for an act done by a third party '

ER Ejercito to SC: Void my disqualification

MAP: Pending 2013 electoral protests

May 13, 2014 - 10:51 AM

A total of 59 electoral cases are pending at the Commission on Elections and the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal

MAP: Pending 2013 electoral protests

Peace and 'love love love' for Vice Ganda, Nancy Binay

Mar 26, 2014 - 5:03 PM

'Love, love, love!' exclaimed comedian Vice Ganda about his photo with Senator Nancy Binay

Peace and 'love love love' for Vice Ganda, Nancy Binay

Comelec warns non-compliant candidates

Feb 22, 2014 - 10:30 AM

Candidates who would still not file their SOCEs on May 12 will face administrative cases and election offenses related to campaign finance

Comelec warns non-compliant candidates

'Alcala used agri funds for son's gubernatorial bid'

Jan 23, 2014 - 9:45 PM

Implicated in the pork barrel scam, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala is named respondent in another complaint to be filed with the Ombudsman on Friday

'Alcala used agri funds for son's gubernatorial bid'

New reso cancels out Comelec order for pols to vacate posts

Dec 18, 2013 - 6:30 PM

Lawyer says a recent Comelec resolution provides 'no more basis to cite' the original grounds for removing elective officials over SOCE deficiencies

New reso cancels out Comelec order for pols to vacate posts

DOJ to Comelec: File proper case to unseat elected pols

Dec 17, 2013 - 4:42 PM

The justice secretary, herself a former election lawyer, says a mere letter to agencies cannot remove officials for failure to file their campaign spending reports

DOJ to Comelec: File proper case to unseat elected pols

Leonen: Abang Lingkod should not get party-list seat

Dec 02, 2013 - 4:32 PM

Abang Lingkod falsified documents to prove that it represents farmers. Associate Justice Marvic Leonen says this 'betrays public trust.'

Leonen: Abang Lingkod should not get party-list seat

SC gives one party-list seat to Abang Lingkod

Nov 27, 2013 - 6:26 PM

The court says Comelec 'abused its discretion in cancelling the registration of Abang Lingkod,' which had joined in 2010 and got enough votes in 2013

SC gives one party-list seat to Abang Lingkod

HRET orders opening of ballot boxes in Aga Muhlach protest

Nov 05, 2013 - 4:55 PM

It was a tight race, with Felix William "Wimpy" Fuentebella winning against the former actor by just 2,205 votes. Both allege vote buying.

HRET orders opening of ballot boxes in Aga Muhlach protest

Over 6,000 barangays under PNP poll watch

Oct 27, 2013 - 11:28 PM

The barangays are identified as priority areas in relation to the barangay elections Monday, October 28

Over 6,000 barangays under PNP poll watch

PWDs, senior citizens may vote in select SM malls

Oct 27, 2013 - 9:37 PM

Comelec identifies 4 SM malls as accessible polling centers for persons with disabilities and senior citizens

PWDs, senior citizens may vote in select SM malls

Perks of barangay officials

Oct 25, 2013 - 5:45 PM

Know what the benefits of seeking barangay positions are

Perks of barangay officials

Barangay in numbers

Oct 24, 2013 - 1:43 PM

Here are some interesting figures that you need to know about the upcoming barangay elections

Barangay in numbers