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The making of a scandal: Comelec chair Andy vs Patricia Bautista

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:45 AM

For at least 10 months, poll chief Andres Bautista and wife Patricia try to negotiate an amicable separation and division of properties. She runs to the President when talks collapse in July, and days later, gives an explosive media interview.

The making of a scandal: Comelec chair Andy vs Patricia Bautista

Alvarez to Comelec Chairman Bautista: Consider resignation

Aug 16, 2017 - 4:53 PM

Andres Bautista is embroiled in controversies both personal and professional

Alvarez to Comelec Chairman Bautista: Consider resignation

Pimentel admits Congress to blame for waste of money

Aug 14, 2017 - 6:52 PM

'Tama po 'iyon nagiging wasteful tayo dun because mabagal din ang kilos namin, so meron din kaming kasalanan dun,' says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

Pimentel admits Congress to blame for waste of money

House committee oks bill postponing barangay elections

Aug 14, 2017 - 5:36 PM

During its first hearing on the move to postpone the barangay elections yet again, the House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms approves the measure 19-2

House committee oks bill postponing barangay elections

Barangay league wants polls held after 2019 mid-term elections

Aug 14, 2017 - 4:34 PM

The Liga ng mga Barangay has over 322,000 members – barangay captains and other village officials

Barangay league wants polls held after 2019 mid-term elections

Chairman Bautista skips House barangay election hearing

Aug 14, 2017 - 2:19 PM

The Comelec chairman tells the House committee he's set to attend another hearing in Davao City, also concerning the barangay and SK elections

Chairman Bautista skips House barangay election hearing

Andy Bautista 'confident' SALN correct, says brother

Aug 14, 2017 - 2:06 PM

Martin Bautista says he has advised his brother and Comelec Chair Andy to 'kill himself' if the allegations about misdeclaration are true

Andy Bautista 'confident' SALN correct, says brother

TV still candidates' platform of choice in 2016 elections

Aug 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Radio comes second to TV in terms of ad buys from the candidates, research by PCIJ shows

TV still candidates' platform of choice in 2016 elections

55 print, TV, radio outfits did not submit all pol ads docs?

Aug 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Like wayward candidates, many media agencies also failed to file reports with the poll body, in defiance of their obligation in law

55 print, TV, radio outfits did not submit all pol ads docs?

Lawyer threatens more revelations vs Comelec chief

Aug 12, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Patricia Bautista sought an audience with President Rodrigo Duterte because her husband's actions supposedly involved matters of national security, says her lawyer, Martin Loon

Lawyer threatens more revelations vs Comelec chief

Marcos, Roxas, Andanar | Evening wRap

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:29 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Marcos, Roxas, Andanar | Evening wRap

Bautista may face charges even if settlement reached with wife – Aguirre

Aug 09, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista's stint as PCGG head is also being investigated for possible anomalies

Bautista may face charges even if settlement reached with wife – Aguirre

Comelec begins printing ballots for 2017 barangay, SK elections

Aug 09, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The need to prepare for the polls in October, despite plans to postpone it, is the overriding consideration, says Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez

Comelec begins printing ballots for 2017 barangay, SK elections

Lawyer Lorna Kapunan says Chairman Bautista 'scared' of her

Aug 09, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Kapunan tells Andy Bautista: 'The problem with lies is, lies not only quarrel with the truth. They quarrel among themselves.'

Lawyer Lorna Kapunan says Chairman Bautista 'scared' of her

Comelec chair cries, says wife's exposé unfair to kids

Aug 09, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Elections chief Andres Bautista quotes his wife as saying about her exposé's effects on their 4 children: 'No, no. The Universe will take care of them.'

Comelec chair cries, says wife's exposé unfair to kids

Marcos denies hand in Comelec chair, wife's tiff

Aug 09, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr says he has nothing to do with the corruption allegations raised by the wife of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista

Marcos denies hand in Comelec chair, wife's tiff

Negros Island Region, Bautista, Trump | Midday wRap

Aug 09, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Negros Island Region, Bautista, Trump | Midday wRap

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 9, 2017

Aug 09, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 9, 2017

Comelec's Bautista sues wife for robbery, extortion

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says he filed this case on August 8, a day after news broke that his wife was accusing him of keeping unexplained wealth

Comelec's Bautista sues wife for robbery, extortion

Who's who in Andy vs Tish Bautista saga?

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:13 AM

As both camps prepare for legal and emotional battles ahead, here's a rundown of the cast of characters in the Bautista family saga

Who's who in Andy vs Tish Bautista saga?

A president mediating a marital conflict? 'It's my job,' says Duterte

Aug 08, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Does he think the complaints about Comelec Chairman Andy Bautista affect his 2016 victory? President Duterte says, 'I've already taken my oath.'

A president mediating a marital conflict? 'It's my job,' says Duterte

LIST: Bank accounts, properties Comelec chief must explain

Aug 08, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Allegations against Comelec chief Andres Bautista – failure to disclose his wealth in his SALN – is reminiscent of the track taken by the prosecutors of the late SC chief justice Renato Corona to remove him from office in 2012

LIST: Bank accounts, properties Comelec chief must explain

Who is Comelec chair's estranged wife Patricia Bautista?

Aug 08, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Patricia Cruz Bautista comes from a family of entrepreneurs who, according to Comelec chief Andres Bautista, is supporting him amid allegations of unexplained wealth

Who is Comelec chair's estranged wife Patricia Bautista?

Kabayan moves to oust Harry Roque again

Aug 08, 2017 - 3:25 PM

(UPDATED) The party files a petition before the Commission on Elections and an ethics complaint before the House of Representatives

Kabayan moves to oust Harry Roque again

Duterte distances self from corruption claims vs Bautista

Aug 07, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The President supposedly tells the wife of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista to 'spare' him from details of the supposed ill-gotten wealth, preferring to treat the issue as a marital squabble

Duterte distances self from corruption claims vs Bautista

Bautista, Bureau of Customs, Andanar | Evening wRap

Aug 07, 2017 - 8:57 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Bautista, Bureau of Customs, Andanar | Evening wRap

Duterte first told Congress leaders about Bautista's alleged corruption

Aug 07, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says President Rodrigo Duterte seemed to be 'agonizing' over what to do with the information against Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista

Duterte first told Congress leaders about Bautista's alleged corruption

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

Comelec chief: Wife 'motivated by greed'

Aug 07, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista claims his wife and her 'long-time lover' came up with the corruption allegations to extort money from him

Comelec chief: Wife 'motivated by greed'

FAST FACTS: Who is Comelec chair Andres Bautista?

Aug 07, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Know more about the poll body chief, who now faces accusations of unexplained wealth coming from his own wife

FAST FACTS: Who is Comelec chair Andres Bautista?

Bautista, Duterte, China and ASEAN | Midday wRap

Aug 07, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Chay Hofileña

Bautista, Duterte, China and ASEAN | Midday wRap

Wife accuses Comelec chair of 'unexplained wealth'

Aug 07, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Poll chief Andres Bautista denies the accusations of his wife Patricia Bautista, saying it is an 'extortion attempt'

Wife accuses Comelec chair of 'unexplained wealth'

Malacañang wants thorough probe into wealth claims vs Comelec chair

Aug 07, 2017 - 10:29 AM

(UPDATED) The National Bureau of Investigation will look into allegations that Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista illegally amassed nearly P1 billion

Malacañang wants thorough probe into wealth claims vs Comelec chair

Are we postponing barangay and SK elections or not? P500M is at stake

Aug 02, 2017 - 8:02 PM

If Congress decides this at the last minute, we risk tossing down the drain about a billion pesos Comelec shall have spent on the preparations

Are we postponing barangay and SK elections or not? P500M is at stake

Filipino groups present automated poll systems, ideas in tech fair

Jul 29, 2017 - 8:55 AM

'It's high time that we have a Filipino system in place for a Filipino election,' says the alternate chairman of the Comelec Advisory Council

Filipino groups present automated poll systems, ideas in tech fair

Comelec reviewing 6 tech options for 2019 elections

Jul 26, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Among their options are refurbishing the PCOS machines used in 2013, purchasing the VCMs leased in 2016, renting new machines, or using a new system

Comelec reviewing 6 tech options for 2019 elections

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

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Lacson, Dalquez, Fisher | Evening wRap

Pagcor, BPI glitch, Trump | Evening wRap

Jun 07, 2017 - 9:42 PM

Watch evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

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