Political parties and candidates cannot be charged a rate higher than that of regular advertisers, the bill says
If House Bill 6604 becomes law, the Comelec would also be given the power to regulate the rates of political ads
The Intramuros Administration cites 'structural integrity' for planning to evict Comelec from its rented headquarters
(UPDATED) Romulo Macalintal, lawyer of Vice President Leni Robredo, says the SC decision will give their camp an 'additional blanket of security'
The Supreme Court says a ballot recount in Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental must be conducted first in the electoral protest filed by former senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo
This is the first time that a sitting Comelec commissioner is nominated to head the poll body, former Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr tells Rappler
By choosing Commissioner Sheriff Abas as the next elections chief, President Rodrigo Duterte can get to name 4 of 7 members of Comelec by February 2018
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He will become the first Comelec chair from Mindanao, the first Muslim, and, at the age of 38, the youngest elections chief in Philippine history
Sheriff Abas, nephew of MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal, replaces Andres Bautista as chairman of the Commission on Elections
Marcos' lawyer Vic Rodriguez says the members of the Board of Election Inspectors they included in the list submitted to the PET 'were named as witnesses – and not as registered voters'
The Supreme Court rules that Republic Act 5487 or the Private Security Agency Law 'is not a blanket authority on PSAs to carry firearms'
Harry Roque, Palace spokesman, and Ron Salo, Kabayan representative, continue to argue over the fate of the party's representation in the House
Huge volumes of data fuel a seemingly 'never-ending' coverage of Philippine elections
The Supreme Court says its order to safeguard the poll materials abroad should not have stopped the Commission on Elections from transferring these materials back to the country
A recomputation shows that Bautista's net worth in 2016 should be P54.5 million only and not P176.3 million as he indicated
But ex-Comelec chief Sixto Brillantes Jr – who supports losing VP bet Bongbong Marcos – says there are 'no supposed manipulations' that took place
A private law practitioner for over 12 years, Lim had experience in election law before joining the Comelec as one of the youngest commissioners appointed to the poll body
Heads of constitutional bodies and commissions are hounded by impeachment complaints and threats under the Duterte administration
The Commission on Elections resumes the registration of voters following the postponement of the village and youth council elections to May 2018
By not acceding to former Comelec chair Andres Bautista's terms of resignation, did the President, in effect, fire the poll chief? Lawyers weigh in.
The House committee on justice will need to submit its report to the plenary when session resumes in November
(3rd UPDATE) 'You're looking at a man who has a wealth of experience in managing elections and also the seniority to carry the day,' Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez says
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(UPDATE) Impeached Comelec chief Andres Bautista says he has been notified by the Palace through a letter from the Executive Secretary
'I don't know if you can still impeach him or not, because by resigning, he has removed himself,' President Rodrigo Duterte says
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the legislative work of the body will be affected due to the tight schedule, but Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III believes otherwise
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(UPDATED) Andres Bautista's resignation – effective in December 2017 yet – does not stop legislators from voting in favor of his impeachment
Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista's brother, Martin Bautista, urges the elections chief to withdraw his resignation after the House voted to impeach him
(UPDATED) Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says 'it is unfortunate' that the House of Representatives voted to impeach him
Andres Bautista now holds the distinction of being the first Comelec chairman – and the first official – to be impeached under the Duterte administration
Election watchdog Lente vows to keep close watch on Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista's replacement, President Rodrigo Duterte's first appointee in the poll body
Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista explains to President Rodrigo Duterte why his resignation is 'effective December 31, 2017'
(2nd UPDATE) Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says this is the earliest time the chamber can handle the impeachment case against Commission on Elections chief Andres Bautista
The House overturns the resolution of the committee on justice, which earlier junked the impeachment complaint
Senate banks committee chair Francis Escudero says the probe into the bank accounts of Commission on Elections chair Andres Bautista will still continue
(UPDATED) Despite Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista's announcement that he is resigning by the end of 2017, the impeachment complaint against him remains included in the House agenda for Wednesday, October 11
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(4th UPDATE) Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says his resignation is effective by December 31, 2017
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Patricia's legal spokesperson Lorna Kapunan alleges that the Divina Law Firm represented Smartmatic, and subsequently paid referral fees to Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista