The childhood friend of president-elect Duterte also has links to his running-mate, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano
Recent scandals in the INC have cast doubt on the power of the church's bloc voting
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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?
There are 365 campaign overspending cases in the ARMM from the 2010 and 2013 elections, the highest among all regions
The VP bet chooses the LP standard-bearer as the one he would likely have the hardest time working with if elected together
(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
Grace Poe's lawyer says the Comelec case 'has been effectively extinguished' by the tribunal's decision. The opposing camp calls this 'wishful thinking.'
(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
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
'The most important lesson I took away from voting in the 2008 US election was to listen, study and evaluate the platform of each candidate running for office'
The poll body is set to collect around P52.3 million in fines from 2013 candidates who failed to report their campaign expenses
Among them, 3 are incumbent officials. Meanwhile, cases against 4 candidates have been dismissed due to their death.
Out of the 178 district congressmen, 91 are on their first term and 87 are on their second consecutive term
Angelina 'Angie' Ludovice-Katoh, a founding member of the party-list group, is a former student leader and labor organizer from Davao del Sur
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
'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
Implicated in the pork barrel scam, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala is named respondent in another complaint to be filed with the Ombudsman on Friday
Rappler picks the top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter in the Philippines for 2013
Abang Lingkod falsified documents to prove that it represents farmers. Associate Justice Marvic Leonen says this 'betrays public trust.'
'Democracy is alive and well in Zamboanga City, despite the crisis,' says Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. after visiting the city on its rescheduled election day
In another incident, unidentified suspects lob a grenade at a fiscal's home; No reports of injuries
Two men die after being shot at allegedly by a group led by a candidate for barangay captain
The 2013 barangay elections poses a challenging question to voters, and to barangay officials as well.
The rebel group captures 5 barangay election candidates in Loreto, Agusan del Sur
This is an election where more candidates are vying for posts, more voters are expected, and more voting precincts will be utilized compared to general polls
The Supreme Court has dismissed the cases involving two Liberal Party neophytes who are fighting for their House seats
(2nd UPDATE) The poll body will decide in an en banc session on Thursday whether to also postpone the elections in Cebu, which is also badly hit by the quake
The new date for the SK polls will be set between October 28, 2014 and February 23, 2015, as determined by the Commission on Elections (Comelec). There will also be no holdover for the current SK officials
The two biggest television networks in the country book double-digit growths in first-half earnings
The number is significantly higher than the 700,000 potential voters that Comelec expected to register this year
The Comelec begins the 10-day registration period for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections
CHR says election workers should provide vulnerable sectors a 'favorable environment' to exercise their right to vote
The Comelec starts taking biometrics July 1. Voters without biometrics can't vote in 2016.
Only 4 senators are cleared by Comelec. 9 UNA members set to join majority bloc. Putin: Moscow will not extradite Snowden.
Candidates file untruthful finance reports because the law only allows an unrealistically low campaign expenditures
The Palace brushes aside calls for a recount because 'people have accepted the votes'
The SC bars militant groups Bayan Muna, Anakpawis, and Gabriela from opposing a landmark part-list ruling
The group Magdalo also gets a second seat, the Comelec says
The Comelec says the registration for barangay and SK polls will run from July 22 to 31
Survey giants join forces against Comelec over a 'threat' to sue them
Talks between gov and MILF stall. Binay and 4 other candidates earn from donations. Facebook, Microsoft, Apple release information on US gov data requests.
President Benigno Aquino III 'presumably' used public funds to campaign for administration bets, critics say
The Comelec declines to partially release expenditure reports
Leni Robredo says she accepted campaign donations only from dual citizens
Political rival Nelly Villafuerte accuses Leni Robredo of soliciting and receiving campaign donations from at least 7 American citizens and 3 American entities