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Bautista's alleged corruption casts doubt on 2016 poll results – senators

Aug 07, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The Senate is set to investigate the issue hounding Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista

Bautista's alleged corruption casts doubt on 2016 poll results – senators

Deadline for 2nd tranche payment of Robredo’s protest fee extended

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo was earlier required to settle payment of the balance of the protest fee on July 14

Deadline for 2nd tranche payment of Robredo’s protest fee extended

Bongbong vs Leni: 2016 'election fingerprints' in possible recount areas

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:01 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Election results in these provinces may be up for recount, if the Presidential Electoral Tribunal grants the petitions of Marcos and Robredo in their respective protests

Bongbong vs Leni: 2016 'election fingerprints' in possible recount areas

Marcos completes payment of P66.2-M electoral protest fee

Jul 11, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr pays the remaining balance of his fee prior to the conduct of the preliminary hearing on his electoral protest and Vice President Leni Robredo's counter-protest

Marcos completes payment of P66.2-M electoral protest fee

2016 Bongbong vs Leni poll protest: What ARMM 'election fingerprints' say

Jul 11, 2017 - 10:31 AM

EXCLUSIVE: Can election data back up Bongbong Marcos' request to annul results in 3 provinces in the ARMM?

2016 Bongbong vs Leni poll protest: What ARMM 'election fingerprints' say

A year later, Mar Roxas enjoys the quiet of private life

May 10, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The former LP president has kept mostly to himself, save for the occasional camping selfie and food recommendation, and when he had to speak up about the hero's burial for the dictator

A year later, Mar Roxas enjoys the quiet of private life

One year after loss, life goes on for Grace Poe at the Senate

May 09, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Once a rival of President Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Grace Poe is now part of the Senate majority bloc, generally supportive of his administration

One year after loss, life goes on for Grace Poe at the Senate

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

A year after defeat, Jejomar Binay back to what he loves most

May 09, 2017 - 10:09 AM

(UPDATED) Take a glimpse of the life of Jejomar Binay a year after he lost in the presidential race

A year after defeat, Jejomar Binay back to what he loves most

Robredo lawyer: Marcos' claim about SD cards just a publicity stunt

Jan 30, 2017 - 2:20 PM

'Marcos' motion for preliminary conference never mentioned these 13 SD cards precisely because they are not even part of his election protest,' says lawyer Romulo Macalintal

Robredo lawyer: Marcos' claim about SD cards just a publicity stunt

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

Marcos to Robredo: Why are you afraid of vote recount?

Nov 22, 2016 - 1:07 AM

The camp of former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr uses the same metaphor used by Vice President Leni Robredo about his father's burial, saying the real 'thief in the night' was Robredo's poll victory

Marcos to Robredo: Why are you afraid of vote recount?

Robredo: Have faith SC will be fair in Marcos election protest

Nov 21, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Speculations about the Supreme Court favoring Bongbong Marcos in the election case intensifies after it ruled to allow a hero's burial for former President Ferdinand Marcos

Robredo: Have faith SC will be fair in Marcos election protest

Marcos to appeal dismissal of complaint over hash code issue

Nov 03, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Lawyer Vic Rodriguez says the Manila City Prosecutor's Office 'downplayed the admissions on the unauthorized change' in the election server

Marcos to appeal dismissal of complaint over hash code issue

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

'Practical' to postpone barangay, SK elections – Alvarez

Aug 25, 2016 - 3:16 PM

President Duterte himself is in favor of it, as several lawmakers file bills and resolutions seeking to move the elections to October 2018

'Practical' to postpone barangay, SK elections – Alvarez

Comelec division junks ex-Bacolod mayor Puentevella's protest

Aug 22, 2016 - 7:30 AM

The Comelec First Division says Monico Puentevella's election protest against Mayor Evelio Leonardia is baseless and does not show the need for a manual recount

Comelec division junks ex-Bacolod mayor Puentevella's protest

2016 elections 'more credible' than 2010 polls – survey

Aug 17, 2016 - 8:32 PM

In a recent Pulse Asia survey, 63% of respondents describe the 2016 elections as 'more credible' than the 2010 polls

2016 elections 'more credible' than 2010 polls – survey

Robredo vs Marcos, Duterte on terrorism, Eric Cray | 12PM wRap

Aug 16, 2016 - 12:35 PM

Watch the 12PM wRap with Chay Hofileña

Robredo vs Marcos, Duterte on terrorism, Eric Cray | 12PM wRap

Robredo camp: Marcos Jr's witnesses are fake

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:24 PM

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

Robredo camp: Marcos Jr's witnesses are fake

Robredo replies: Why SC should dismiss Marcos Jr's protest

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:13 PM

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

Robredo replies: Why SC should dismiss Marcos Jr's protest

Marcos camp urges SC to act on Comelec's 'stripping' of vote count machines

Aug 15, 2016 - 1:36 PM

The camp of losing vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr earlier questioned the poll body's intervention of the election paraphernalia amid the SC protection order

Marcos camp urges SC to act on Comelec's 'stripping' of vote count machines

Why Leni Robredo should file a counter-protest vs Marcos Jr

Aug 09, 2016 - 9:00 AM

'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.'

Why Leni Robredo should file a counter-protest vs Marcos Jr

Pledges come in to cover Robredo's legal fees for Marcos protest

Aug 04, 2016 - 2:30 PM

(UPDATED) Individuals and groups plan to help Vice President Leni Robredo as she faces the election protest of former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr

Pledges come in to cover Robredo's legal fees for Marcos protest

Robredo fears legal fees, not Marcos' protest

Aug 03, 2016 - 1:50 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates that former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr's protest is baseless, and she has nothing to hide

Robredo fears legal fees, not Marcos' protest

SC grants Marcos petition to protect poll materials

Aug 02, 2016 - 3:12 PM

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

SC grants Marcos petition to protect poll materials

Robredo to critics online: 'It’s now time to be supportive'

Jul 30, 2016 - 12:16 PM

'This should be a time when everyone should be supportive already of the administration. Supportive but engaged; supportive but critical,' the Vice President says

Robredo to critics online: 'It’s now time to be supportive'

Macalintal on 'secret servers': Marcos just dreaming of victory

Jul 26, 2016 - 2:40 PM

The alleged servers 'have nothing to do with the results of the election for any position,' says lawyer Romulo Macalintal on the controversy over the 2016 vice presidential race

Macalintal on 'secret servers': Marcos just dreaming of victory

'10 days not enough to answer Marcos election protest'

Jul 10, 2016 - 11:40 PM

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

'10 days not enough to answer Marcos election protest'

WATCH: The 2016 elections' funniest moments

Jun 29, 2016 - 10:55 PM

From the amusing to the absurd, the campaign season didn't lack in humorous moments

WATCH: The 2016 elections' funniest moments

Marcos protests Robredo victory on eve of oath-taking

Jun 29, 2016 - 4:31 PM

(UPDATED) Defeated vice presidential bet Ferdinand Marcos Jr files his election protest before the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal

Marcos protests Robredo victory on eve of oath-taking

SC junks plea vs extended SOCE deadline

Jun 28, 2016 - 11:16 PM

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

SC junks plea vs extended SOCE deadline

Abby Binay takes oath as Makati mayor

Jun 27, 2016 - 9:24 PM

Abigail Binay is the 4th member of her family to become the local chief executive of the richest city in the Philippines

Abby Binay takes oath as Makati mayor

Weeks after polls, Comelec denies appeals vs Duterte

Jun 27, 2016 - 6:38 PM

The Comelec releases a copy of its May 31 ruling after Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista was accused of sitting on Rodrigo Duterte's case

Weeks after polls, Comelec denies appeals vs Duterte

Comelec commissioners push for dialogue with chairman Bautista

Jun 24, 2016 - 4:25 PM

They also clarify that they're not asking for Bautista's resignation

Comelec commissioners push for dialogue with chairman Bautista

Brexit, Comelec conflict, Zika vaccine | 12PM wRap

Jun 24, 2016 - 1:49 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Brexit, Comelec conflict, Zika vaccine | 12PM wRap

All Comelec commissioners hit Chairman Bautista

Jun 23, 2016 - 10:26 PM

'With a heavy heart,' Comelec commissioners criticize the 'failed leadership of the Commission on Elections'

All Comelec commissioners hit Chairman Bautista

Roxas mom Judy is son's biggest campaign donor

Jun 22, 2016 - 4:36 PM

Judy Araneta Roxas donated P110 million to her son's campaign, based on the SOCE filed by defeated presidential bet Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II

Roxas mom Judy is son's biggest campaign donor

Alvarez to Comelec: Bare resolution extending SOCE deadline

Jun 22, 2016 - 2:12 PM

Incoming Davao del Norte Representative Pantaleon Alvarez says the release of the Comelec resolution would allow other parties to challenge its legality

Alvarez to Comelec: Bare resolution extending SOCE deadline

Roxas files SOCE, sends truckload of documents

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:31 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Defeated presidential bet Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II declares that he spent P487 million during the campaign

Roxas files SOCE, sends truckload of documents

Comelec accepts Lim's resignation as CFO head

Jun 21, 2016 - 2:45 PM

(UPDATED) Executive Director Jose Tolentino Jr is named officer-in-charge of the Comelec's Campaign Finance Office

Comelec accepts Lim's resignation as CFO head

Gov't funds in campaign? DSWD ready for audit – Soliman

Jun 20, 2016 - 6:20 PM

'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

Gov't funds in campaign? DSWD ready for audit – Soliman

Resigned Comelec CFO head Lim: SOCE filing extension illegal

Jun 20, 2016 - 3:00 PM

(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

Resigned Comelec CFO head Lim: SOCE filing extension illegal

Strike out late SOCEs, group asks Comelec

Jun 20, 2016 - 1:14 PM

(UPDATED) The rule of law should favor law-abiders, not law-breakers like LP, says Leon Peralta of a newly-formed 'Duterte-inspired' group

Strike out late SOCEs, group asks Comelec

Cebu governor Davide to swear in senator-elect Risa Hontiveros

Jun 18, 2016 - 9:32 PM

Hontiveros won 816,000 votes in the vote-rich province of Cebu in last month's elections

Cebu governor Davide to swear in senator-elect Risa Hontiveros

Comelec extends SOCE filing until June 30

Jun 16, 2016 - 4:50 PM

(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

Comelec extends SOCE filing until June 30

Comelec office: No to LP's late SOCE filing

Jun 15, 2016 - 10:05 PM

Granting the Liberal Party's request for a deadline extension would be 'unfair to other candidates and parties that complied with the prescribed period'

Comelec office: No to LP's late SOCE filing

Ex-Comelec chief Brillantes: Late filing of SOCE not illegal

Jun 15, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Sixto Brillantes Jr argues that a Comelec resolution on the filing of 2016 campaign spending reports 'expanded' the provision of the law, causing confusion

Ex-Comelec chief Brillantes: Late filing of SOCE not illegal

UNA: Don't give 'special treatment' to Roxas, LP in SOCE filing

Jun 15, 2016 - 3:44 PM

UNA also urges the Comelec to sanction LP and its presidential bet Mar Roxas for failing to file their SOCEs on time

UNA: Don't give 'special treatment' to Roxas, LP in SOCE filing