MANILA, Philippines – Still on the fence on your line-up this May 13?
It’s not yet too late. You can still complete your candidate list over the weekend.
Meanwhile, here are top picks from Rappler’s 2013 Philippine elections coverage to help you get to know the candidates better and understand the electoral process so that this Monday you’re all set to #votesmart.
2013 Philippine elections in numbers
A quick run-through of the 2013 Philippine elections key statistics
Number of geo-political subdivisions:
Number of candidates running
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Rappler’s research team compiled comprehensive profiles of candidates running in the national and local elections to help you make an informed choice.
Remember that you are given only one ballot. Make your vote count. Get to know your candidates!
Get a feel of the issues and dynamics in provinces, towns, and cities with Rappler’s extensive coverage of the elections.
- Fewer independents running in 2013
- The Tans of Samar: Expanding a dynasty
- The Supreme Court and last-minute mayors
- More than half of re-electionists are turncoats
- Elections over: Nearly all Apayao bets unopposed
- More seats up for grabs in 10 LGUs
- Fewer candidates for local posts in 2013
- Ilocos Sur lists biggest number of unopposed bets
- Coronas running under LP in Batangas
- More unopposed candidates in 2013
- Comelec disqualifies 73 local bets
- 74 members of Ampatuan clan running in 2013
- All major bets in NCR are recycled pols
- Little space for newcomers in Congress
- Congressional bets: 1 in some districts, 10 in others
- More Luzon stories
- More The Visayas stories
- More Mindanao stories
The Party list
With 111 party-list groups competing for one vote, how do you go about making a decision? Here are selected Rappler articles for more information on these party list groups.
Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV)
Ever wondered how Filipinos abroad cast their votes? Here are selected articles to give you information about the OAV process.
- New method for overseas voting introduced
- Where the overseas voters are
- Comelec may delist around 200,000 voters abroad
- More stories about Overseas Absentee Voting
The Rappler Senatorial Debate
6 senatorial candidates faced the public on the first media debate to be held in an open space. It provided instantaneous feedback as candidates were able to see how the crowd felt about their stand on issues as the Rappler Mood Meter is integrated in the event.
If you still haven’t seen it, experience the debate again and decide if their responses resonates with you through these articles:
- Social media, political change and the #RapplerDebate
- 6 bets face off in Rappler senatorial debate
- IN PHOTOS: #RapplerDebate
- #RapplerDebate and the ‘nerve-racking’ mood meter
- #RapplerDebate bets: Why vote for me?
- Gordon: I’ve got qualifications, not just inherited name
- Villanueva: All religions should be equal
- Bam: PH not perfect under Aquino, but…
- #RapplerDebate: The social media campaign trail
Take a look back at the surveys done by Pulse Asia and SWS and see how the senatorial candidates have been performing.
Some may draw unanimous chuckles while some may provoke mixed reactions.
Get snippets of how the candidates have been reacting to issues as May 13 nears. Read through the selected quotes for the week of political figures.
- #PHvote quotes: Sixto drama, iron lady and ‘flat irons’
- #PHvote quotes: Liars, Shakespeare and bad genes
- #PHvote quotes: Habemus mayor! Local campaigns begin
- #PHvote quotes: Sacred votes, worldly elections
- #PHvote quotes: Pols hit below the belt
- #PHvote quotes: Tempers flare up in campaigns
- #PHvote quotes: Better looks, more votes?
- #PHvote quotes: iPads and mix-ups
Get a bird’s eye view of the 2013 Philippine national and local elections through Rappler’s live blog and video/photo streams.
2013 Philippine elections topics
Read related stories on key terms for the 2013 midterm elections
- Team PNoy
- source code
- Areas of concern, hotspot
- Political Ads
- Political dynasties
- mock polls
- proclamation rally
- campaign expenditure
- gun ban
- liquor ban
- Team Patay
- Team Buhay
- White Vote
- Purple Vote
Your vote will influence the Philippines’ future. On May 13, we only have one reminder for you — #votesmart . – Rappler.com
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Feeling nostalgic? Watch how the May 13 elections unfold through Rappler’s hourly #PHvote livestreams:
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