Guide to the 2016 Philippine elections
MANILA, Philippines – Still undecided on who to vote for in the coming Philippine elections? Curious about campaign and voting rules?
Fret not, as Rappler's got you covered once again. Similar to our guide on the 2013 polls, we've compiled a handy list of all the crucial information you need in order to make an informed decision and ensure that your vote is counted.
|1. What's at stake: Positions vs candidates
In this year's elections, more than 18,000 elective positions are up for grabs. The number of candidates, though, is much higher – more than 44,000. (READ: By the numbers: Candidates in the 2016 elections)
|Elective Position||Number of Positions||Number of Candidates|
|Party-list representatives||59 seats||115 groups / 673 nominees|
|Provincial board members||776||1,813|
|City vice mayors||145||350|
|Municipal vice mayors||1,489||3,446|
|Sangguniang Bayan members||11,916||29,741|
|ARMM regional governor||1||4|
|ARMM regional vice governor||1||4|
|ARMM regional assemblymen||24||68|
Over 54.4 million registered voters will troop to a total of 92,509 clustered precincts nationwide. Overseas, more than 1.38 million voters are expected to vote in 82 foreign posts during the month-long absentee voting.
|2. #TheLeaderIWant and issues that matter
Rappler lists down issues that leaders should address as they seek our votes in 2016. READ: To-Fix List: What issues should 2016 candidates address?
Below are the views of national candidates on specific issues:
- On education
- On agriculture
- On taxation
- On poverty alleviation
- On health
- On illegal recruiters and OFW abuses
- On NAIA and balikbayan boxes
- On empowering OFWs
- On climate change and disaster mitigation
- On contractual labor
- On transportation and infrastructure
Vice presidential candidates
- On education and K to 12
- On traffic and transportation
- On tax reform
- On divorce
- On RH law and women's rights
What other issues do you want candidates to address? Discuss them here:
- Discuss how we can make a better Philippines
- Meme generator
- Compare the candidates
- Which candidate is your match?
|3. National Candidates
Rappler compiled comprehensive profiles of candidates running in the national elections to help you make an informed choice. Get to know your candidates and their stand on key issues.
|4. Election Surveys
See how the national candidates fared in different surveys. Will the trends in these surveys predict the outcome of the polls?
|5. Campaign Trail
See which places the presidential and vice presidential candidates have visited.
|6. Voters' Guide
Take some time to learn about the electoral process and the do’s and don'ts in campaigning and voting.
On election results
On the automated elections:
On campaign rules/bans:
|7. Local Candidates
Check out the candidates running for local positions per region.
|8. Party list elections
Learn about the party list groups and their nominees.
|9. Debates and Fora
Candidates faced each other in front of the public and spoke about their plans for the country.
#PiliPinas2016 debates organized by Comelec:
- Presidential Debate in Cagayan de Oro
- Presidential Debate in Cebu
- Vice Presidential Debate at University of Santo Tomas
- Presidential Debate in Pangasinan
#TheLeaderIWant events organized by Rappler:
- Senatorial Debate at AMA University
- Senatorial Debate at University of the Philippines-Diliman
- Senatorial Debate at FEU Institute of Technology
- Forum at De La Salle University
- Harampangan 2016: Local debate series in Camarines Sur
- Cagayan de Oro local debate
- Local candidates' forum in Puerto Prinsesa
- Local candidates' forum in Cebu
- Panindugan: Local candidates' forum in Bacolod
Make your vote count! Help monitor the elections. Tweet violence, violations, vote buying reports.
|11. Overseas Absentee Voting
|12. Other statistics
|13. 2013 Philippine elections results
Look back at the results of the previous national and local elections.
Official tally of votes
Unofficial tally of votes
Who won in the 2016 Philippine elections?
Check out the 2016 official election results through the link below:
- 2016 official election results for Presidential, Vice Presidential, Senatorial, and Party list elections
Check out the 2016 unofficial election results for the national and local races through the links below
- 2016 Philippine Presidential Elections
- 2016 Philippine Vice Presidential Elections
- 2016 Philippine Senatorial Elections
- 2016 Philippine Congressional Elections
- 2016 Party List Elections
- 2016 Philippine Local Elections