'Kung tatanungin mo ako if I really want to have power, ayokong ganun. It's more of correct the insitutions na magsisilbi sila,' says broadcast journalist Jiggy Manicad on his plans to run for senator
The newly formed local party One Batangas also seals an alliance with the Nacionalista Party of the Villars
The Commission on Elections earlier allowed 'substitution due to withdrawal' until midday of election day, a rule criticized by former poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr
Former vice president Jejomar Binay is the party chairman while Senator Gregorio Honasan II is chosen as the vice president
'You'd do well if you get him as one of the senators – mahusay magtrabaho, mabait na tao,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about his political adviser
For the 2019 elections, voter registration ends on September 29, 2018
Lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo question the manner by which the ballot boxes from Guihulngan City were loaded for transport
Former elections commissioner Rene Sarmiento quits as chair of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting or PPCRV
The President warns politicians not to underestimate his administration's determination to implement the gun ban: 'May apat, tatlong mayor namatay diyan, sunod lahat 'yan'
President Rodrigo Duterte also floats PNP chief Oscar Albayalde and DILG officer-in-charge Eduardo Año as possible senatorial candidates
Vice President Leni Robredo says having non-politician members will help ensure that advocacies, not elections, set party direction
Comelec Executive Director Jose Tolentino Jr says this aims to eliminate 'doubts' about the automated elections
'The law on that should be amended because it could cause a lot of confusion, and some people might take advantage of it,' says lawyer Romulo Macalintal
Former PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa admits his high survey ratings are a factor in his decision to run: 'Bakit naman magtatakbo-takbo ka kung di ka sigurado?'
Vice President Leni Robredo says the loudest voice of opposition still comes from ordinary Filipinos during the election period
(UPDATED) This comes after both the Senate and House of Representatives urged the Comelec to reschedule the filing of certificates of candidacy or COCs
The ban applies to malls owned, leased, or occupied by any government official or by 'any person who is related to any city/municipal/barangay official' up to the 4th degree
The Comelec is set to discuss the proposal of the Senate and the House of Representatives to delay the filing of certificates of candidacy by 10 days
Former Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr opposes these new rules, saying these are prone to abuse
(UPDATED) Dingdong Dantes is among the names being considered by the opposition, according to Liberal Party president and Senator Francis Pangilinan
(UPDATED) Lawmakers say moving the period of filing of candidacies to October 11 to 17 would allow them to focus on their legislative duties before the election season begins
Party-list groups should also submit their list of nominees during the same period
The threshold has been put into question during the vote recount for the 2016 vice presidential elections
Both party bets, however, have yet to express their intention to run in the mid-term polls. Revilla is being tried for plunder, while Romualdez lost in the 2016 senatorial race.
But Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyers also ask the Supreme Court which of their past statements are considered a violation of the sub judice rule
Deputy Speaker Rolando Andaya, himself a Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan member, says the 'tipping point' for the looming exodus is Gloria Arroyo's rise as Speaker
But Malacañang does not express disapproval of the use of a People's Initiative to cancel the 2019 elections as suggested by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez denies rumors he is unsure of victory in Davao del Norte – even after losing key allies in the region months before the midterm elections
Vice President Leni Robredo turns over to the Marawi City government 60 homes built under her Angat Buhay program, for families displaced by the Marawi siege
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyer Romulo Macalintal says Solicitor General Jose Calida's 'erroneous' support of the 50% shading threshold would 'erode the very foundation of our democracy' by disenfranchising voters
The Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, says it has taken 'note without action' Vice President Leni Robredo's motion to give the Commission on Elections just 5 days to comment
(UPDATED) The Supreme Court says the investigation into the Laguna outing of its staff with Vice President Leni Robredo's revisors was already finished even before ex-senator Bongbong Marcos filed his motion
Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says the proposal of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez shows how the administration is 'detached' from the real needs of the people
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says Congress would be pressed for time to amend the 1987 Constitution while tackling other matters like the 2019 budget and the filing of the certificates of candidacy for the midterm polls
The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo says this is to 'avoid any further delays' in the resolution of its motion for reconsideration before the Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, on the ballot shading threshold
The lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo say one of Bongbong Marcos' revisors, Roderick Miranda, sent food for the people who joined the outing
'Doon sa amin sa Bicol, maraming nagrereklamo na mga kababayan ko na pinapunta sila [sa] DILG-sponsored event, so pera ng taumbayan. Pero may mga nagsalita na mga kandidato para sa susunod na senatorial elections,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Vice President Leni Robredo says Solicitor General Jose Calida should have just represented his client, the Commission on Elections, on the 50% ballot-shading threshold issue
The actress announces that her brother Cesar 'Chet' Cuneta, a pilot, aims to follow in the footsteps of their late father Pablo Cuneta
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says Hugpong ng Pagbabago is ready to endorse the 3 allies of her father, should they decide to run in next year's Senate race
Vice President Leni Robredo says her camp has simply defended themselves against the lies of her rival Bongbong Marcos, forcing them to break the Supreme Court's gag order in the ongoing electoral protest
(UPDATED) The Marcos camp, meanwhile, says it will 'respect the decision of the Tribunal and will be more mindful of the sub judice rule in the future'
The son of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos says he aspires to gain the highest position in Philippine politics, but says the presidency is 'not something that I wake up in the morning and plan on'
The registration drive will be held nationwide from July 2 to September 29, 2018, except in Marawi City which is still undergoing rehabilitation
Vice President Leni Robredo says extending the terms of barangay officials would 'distance them from too much politics'
Vice President Leni Robredo's legal consultant says the Presidential Electoral Tribunal's representatives in Iloilo province received a verbal order to stop retrieving ballot boxes from Iloilo City
House Bill No. 7295 also increases the maximum campaign expenditure that political parties and candidates without political parties may spend per voter
Iloilo City is independent from Iloilo province and has a separate certificate of canvass during elections
The ballot retrieval process in Iloilo will be held from May 21 to May 25
Automated counting generally makes teachers’ jobs easier during elections. But there are a few things they like about manually counting votes using sticks.