Rappler's coverage of campaigns and elections in the Philippines.
Know the candidates, political parties, power brokers, watchdogs & the voters. This is your site for timely reports, comprehensive data, expert analyses, online conversations, and citizens' collaboration.
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - The Supreme Court stopped the extended implementation of the elections liquor ban, which was originally set for May 9. More information can be found in Rappler's latest update, linked above. The original story follows.
Craving for a drink? Unless you're a foreigner in an accredited bar or restaurant, you have less than 24 hours to get your fix.
The 5-day election ban on liquor and other alcoholic drinks will take effect on Thursday, May 9, and will last until election day, Monday, May 13.
Exempted from the ban are "foreign tourists taking intoxicating liquor" in hotels and other establishments accredited by the Department of Tourism (DOT), according to Commission to Elections (Comelec) Resolution 9582.
Those caught violating the ban may face up to 6 years in prison.
The liquor ban was originally scheduled from May 12 to 13 only, but the Comelec extended it at the request of Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino. - Rappler.com
Visit #PHvote, Rappler's coverage of the 2013 Philippine elections. Get to know the candidates through our comprehensive profile pages.
More from Rappler's 2013 Philippine elections coverage:
A new dynasty is born in Marinduque: Velasco's son is also reelected representative while his wife ...
Defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos moves for the technical examination of ...
Check these out to see results from:
Find your region and check out who's winning from the provincial, district, and municipal level.