Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron is back as city chief months after he was removed from the position
(UPDATED) With only 19 seats up for election, the poll is unlikely to alter the balance of power in a government firmly dominated by Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy
(UPDATED) It will be a test of Indonesia’s religious intolerance, a battle of emotions versus rationality, and one that is predicted to be an extremely close race in what has been a rollercoaster campaign season.
Polls correctly predict elections 9 out of 10 times, said the findings by the University of Houston published in the journal Science
(UPDATED) The president-elect immediately slams the findings, pointing out that a majority of surveys ahead of his electoral win predicted victory for his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton
17 senators have so far signed the committee report recommending the postponement of the elections from October 31, 2016 to October 30, 2017
'The people of Southern Province were very sure that Hichilema was going to win... and this sparked riots... resulting into the arrest of 150 people,' the province's police commissioner Godwin Phiri says in a statement
(4th UPDATE) 76 seats are needed to rule outright in the 150-seat House of Representatives, but there was a swing against the government, as vote counting went deep into the night
(3rd UPDATE) More than 1,300 municipal councils will be elected in a two-round ballot to be completed on June 19
Most international news coverage of the upcoming polls focuses on survey front-runner Rodrigo Duterte and his similarities to Donald Trump
The Bureau of Internal Revenue tells the media to report paid campaign promos by candidates. Income for broadcast giant GMA Network doubles to P1.01 billion in the first quarter of 2016. Mar Roxas and running mate Leni Robredo hit rivals who distrust surveys
Senator Grace Poe denies rumors she’s withdrawing from the presidential race to give way to another candidate. The Philippine Supreme Court allows detained former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to vote on May 9 in Pampanga. A massive wildfire in Canada forces thousands to flee
Trillanes files a plunder complaint against Duterte. INC officially endorses Rody Duterte and Bongbong Marcos. INC reportedly wages a silent war against De Lima.
(UPDATED) Voters in the rest of the UK will also to cast their ballots for local representatives, with plenty riding on the outcome
Of the 13 candidates with a statistical chance of winning, 5 are with the ruling LP; 4 independent; 2 NPC, 1 UNA, 1 Akbayan
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte gets 35.52% of the university voters while Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Leni Robredo gets 30.78%
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago tops two out of 3 mock university polls in Iloilo while Poe wins in one university.
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte again emerges as the choice of most social media users who voted on Rappler's online polls
Here’s a challenge to overseas absentee voters: participate in the 2016 polls and challenge the rest of the OAV community to take the #OFWVote challenge!
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte consistently ranks 1st in our polls, while Vice President Jejomar Binay is consistently last
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From 2004 to 2013, candidates from coalitions supporting the administration won in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Will this trend continue in the May 2016 polls despite a different Mindanao favorite?
The Standard Poll conducted by Laylo Research Strategies shows that of the 14 probable winners in the Senate race, 5 are from the ruling LP, while 3 others are guest candidates of the ruling Daang Matuwid coalition
The Supreme Court gives the Comelec a mouthful about the poll body's failure to comment on the case regarding voting receipts
‘We see no reason why voters should be denied the opportunity to read the voter's receipt after casting his or her ballot,’ the Supreme Court says
The Comelec files this comment only on Monday, March 7, when the Supreme Court set the deadline last week
The Comelec is also considering holding manual elections as a ‘repercussion’ of the Supreme Court ruling on voting receipts
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Amid rumors that the Liberal Party plans to drop vice presidential bet Leni Robredo because of her poor survey numbers, the Daang Matuwid coalition says they are behind her '110%'
A truckload of confiscated campaign materials will be used by the Babuyan Islands Mission to create bags for 1,500 students in the far-flung island
In the bailiwicks of other presidential candidates, enough people are expressing their support to drown out the voice of the Duterte fans
How much of a game-changer will engaged voters be come election day?
Chairman Bautista, running the elections goes beyond projecting a clean image
Leni Robredo is gunning for the vice presidency with a grassroots campaign strategy. Her supporters include veteran political strategists.
'If you think that we were on the right path for the past 6 years, why change it?' President Aquino asks the League of Municipalities of the Philippines
The Comelec expects more than 25,000 voters to join the process that aims to test the Philippines' automated election system
With the start of the official campaign season just two days away, Malacañang says voters should scrutinize candidates carefully during debates and media appearances
(4th UPDATE) Vice President Jejomar Binay, administration standard-bearer Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II, and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte share second place in the survey conducted in late January
The High Court says the Commission on Elections did not act with grave abuse of discretion when it cancelled the certificates of candidacy of 3 'nuisance bets'
‘He voted in favor of Grace Poe; now he wants to shoot down our comment,’ Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon tells Rappler
(5th UPDATE) Senator Grace Poe hails the Supreme Court 'for a just and compassionate decision'
(3rd UPDATE) The elections could end the two-party grip on politics, as new parties join the fray
Tens of millions of Indonesians are set to vote in the country's first nationwide regional elections, the latest step in years-long efforts to strengthen democracy following the end of authoritarian rule
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Last year, thousands of protesters took to the streets demanding fully free elections for the city's next leader, in what became known as the 'Umbrella Movement'
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It is Croatia's first parliamentary election since it joined the EU in 2013
Twitter's CEO says the relationship with Twitter and third-party developers had become strained, but he promises to work to improve the situation