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House approves on final reading 50% discount on political ads

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:38 PM

Political parties and candidates cannot be charged a rate higher than that of regular advertisers, the bill says

House bill seeking huge discount on campaign ads approved on 2nd reading

Dec 07, 2017 - 8:30 AM

If House Bill 6604 becomes law, the Comelec would also be given the power to regulate the rates of political ads

Comelec faces eviction from Palacio del Gobernador

Dec 01, 2017 - 10:46 PM

The Intramuros Administration cites 'structural integrity' for planning to evict Comelec from its rented headquarters

SC gives Robredo access to soft copies of ballot images in electoral protest

Dec 01, 2017 - 4:09 PM

(UPDATED) Romulo Macalintal, lawyer of Vice President Leni Robredo, says the SC decision will give their camp an 'additional blanket of security'

THE VEEP. Vice President Leni Robredo leads the opening of the Istorya ng Pag-asa gallery at the University of Nueva Caceres, Camarines Sur on November 18. Photo by OVP

SC defers action again on forensic exam of ARMM poll data in VP protest

Nov 28, 2017 - 2:25 PM

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

VP PROTEST. Former senator Bongbong Marcos Jr is questioning the victory of Vice President Leni Robredo, who beat him in the 2016 polls. Photo of Marcos by Inoue Jaena/Rappler, photo of Robredo from OVP

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Nov 26, 2017 - 1:13 PM

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Is it legal to name Sheriff Abas Comelec chair?

Nov 24, 2017 - 11:34 PM

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

DUTERTE'S CHOICE. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Sheriff Abas is set to become the first Comelec chairman from Mindanao. Photo courtesy of Comelec

Duterte appointees to dominate Comelec by next year

Nov 24, 2017 - 9:12 PM

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

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte is set to appoint 4 of 7 Comelec members by early 2018. Malacañang photo

New Comelec chief, Maguindanao massacre, Pacquiao and McGregor | Evening wRap

Nov 24, 2017 - 8:40 PM

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Sheriff Abas to break many firsts as Comelec chair

Nov 24, 2017 - 5:30 PM

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

DUTERTE'S NOMINEE. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Sheriff Abas is set to become the new Comelec chair. Photo courtesy of Comelec

Sheriff Abas is new Comelec chairman

Nov 24, 2017 - 2:07 PM

Sheriff Abas, nephew of MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal, replaces Andres Bautista as chairman of the Commission on Elections

Let evidence 'speak for itself,' Marcos camp tells Robredo

Nov 23, 2017 - 1:20 PM

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'

BALLOT RECOUNT. Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr is surrounded by his supporters who are calling for the recount of votes for the position of vice president, July 11, 2017. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rapple

Private security agencies need Comelec approval for gun ban exemptions – SC

Nov 15, 2017 - 3:18 PM

The Supreme Court rules that Republic Act 5487 or the Private Security Agency Law 'is not a blanket authority on PSAs to carry firearms'

As Roque joins Malacañang, Kabayan squabbles over his replacement

Nov 06, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Harry Roque, Palace spokesman, and Ron Salo, Kabayan representative, continue to argue over the fate of the party's representation in the House

KABAYAN SQUABBLE. Palace Spokesman Harry Roque (left) and Kabayan Representative Ron Salo continue to argue, this time over who should be taking over Roque's post int he House. File photo of Roque by Rappler, photo of Salo from his Facebook account

All aboard #PHVote in a sea of data

Nov 04, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Huge volumes of data fuel a seemingly 'never-ending' coverage of Philippine elections

SC: Comelec, not Marcos, must pay for storage fees of ballot boxes

Oct 30, 2017 - 5:55 PM

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 WIN FOR MARCOS. Former senator Bongbong Marcos will no longer have to shoulder the storage fees for election materials kept overseas. Photo of Marcos from Kamuning Bakery Cafe

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Oct 29, 2017 - 11:54 AM

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BACK FROM BATTLE. About 160 members of Philippine National Police-Special Action Forces arrive at Pier 4 of North Port in Manila on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, after months of fighting against local terrorists in Marawi City. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Did Andy Bautista 'overdeclare' assets in his SALNs?

Oct 28, 2017 - 1:00 PM

A recomputation shows that Bautista's net worth in 2016 should be P54.5 million only and not P176.3 million as he indicated

'Discrepancies' found in VP vote count in Cebu City – ex-congressman

Oct 26, 2017 - 7:19 AM

But ex-Comelec chief Sixto Brillantes Jr – who supports losing VP bet Bongbong Marcos – says there are 'no supposed manipulations' that took place

2016 POLLS. Former Biliran representative Glenn Chong (left) talks about supposed anomalies during the 2016 elections in a media forum at Club Filipino in San Juan City on October 25, 2017. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Who is acting Comelec chairman Christian Lim?

Oct 25, 2017 - 12:01 PM

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

ACTING POLL CHIEF. Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim is appointed acting chairman of the poll body to replace Andres Bautista. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Is the Duterte gov't attacking PH constitutional bodies?

Oct 25, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Heads of constitutional bodies and commissions are hounded by impeachment complaints and threats under the Duterte administration

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Oct 24, 2017 - 8:31 PM

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2018 barangay, SK polls voter registration set Nov 6 to 30

Oct 24, 2017 - 6:37 PM

The Commission on Elections resumes the registration of voters following the postponement of the village and youth council elections to May 2018

VOTER REGISTRATION. Students fill out SK application forms outside the Comelec-Quezon City District 2 Office. File photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Did Duterte overstep bounds in Bautista resignation?

Oct 24, 2017 - 3:59 PM

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.

Why House hasn't terminated Bautista impeachment talks

Oct 24, 2017 - 1:50 PM

The House committee on justice will need to submit its report to the plenary when session resumes in November

COMMITTEE MEETING. Members of the House committee on justice huddle during a meeting suspension. Rappler photo

Comelec, Bautista, Paynor on ASEAN | Midday wRap

Oct 24, 2017 - 1:19 PM

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Comelec Commissioner Lim named acting poll chief

Oct 24, 2017 - 12:11 PM

(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

ACTING CHAIR. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Christian Robert Lim is named on October 24, 2017, as acting Comelec chair after Andres Bautista vacated this post a day earlier. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

LIVE: House meeting on impeachment against Comelec chair Andres Bautista

Oct 24, 2017 - 9:26 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

Comelec Chair Bautista's resignation effective immediately – Malacañang

Oct 23, 2017 - 6:05 PM

(UPDATE) Impeached Comelec chief Andres Bautista says he has been notified by the Palace through a letter from the Executive Secretary

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Oct 15, 2017 - 1:38 PM

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Duterte accepts Comelec Chairman Bautista's resignation

Oct 13, 2017 - 7:22 PM

'I don't know if you can still impeach him or not, because by resigning, he has removed himself,' President Rodrigo Duterte says

MOST TRUSTED. President Rodrigo Duterte is the most trusted, most appreciated official in the country based on a Pulse Asia survey conducted in late September 2017. Presidential photo.

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Oct 12, 2017 - 7:17 PM

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No need for an impeachment trial if Bautista resigns – Pimentel

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:58 PM

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

File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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Oct 12, 2017 - 1:13 PM

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From resignation to impeachment: Chairman Bautista's longest day

Oct 12, 2017 - 12:10 PM

(UPDATED) Andres Bautista's resignation – effective in December 2017 yet – does not stop legislators from voting in favor of his impeachment

IMPEACHED. Comelec chairman Andres Buatista is impeached on the same day he announces his resignation effective December 31, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Comelec Chairman Bautista's resignation not 'irrevocable'

Oct 12, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista's brother, Martin Bautista, urges the elections chief to withdraw his resignation after the House voted to impeach him

BAUTISTA RESIGNATION. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista gestures while answering questions from the media during a weekly forum in Manila on October 11, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Bautista impeachment, SWS, PDEA | Evening wRap

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:35 PM

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Comelec Chairman Bautista to 'abide' by impeachment rules

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:00 PM

(UPDATED) Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says 'it is unfortunate' that the House of Representatives voted to impeach him

IMPEACHED OFFICIAL. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista is impeached by the House of Representatives hours after he announced his resignation on October 11, 2017. Photo by Baen Nabong/Rappler

'Reversal of fortunes': Garcia, Roque celebrate Bautista impeachment

Oct 11, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Andres Bautista now holds the distinction of being the first Comelec chairman – and the first official – to be impeached under the Duterte administration

HOUSE VOTES. The House votes to impeach Comelec Chairman Bautista. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte appointee to lead Comelec as plebiscite looms

Oct 11, 2017 - 6:21 PM

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

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte is set to appoint a new Comelec chairman after elections chief Andres Bautista resigned from office. Malacanang file photo

LOOK: What Comelec's Bautista told Duterte in his resignation letter

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista explains to President Rodrigo Duterte why his resignation is 'effective December 31, 2017'

BAUTISTA RESIGNATION. Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista resigns effective December 31, 2017. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate eyes Bautista impeachment trial by late November

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:38 PM

(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

ELECTIONS CHIEF. Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista questions the 3 self-proclaimed whistleblowers presented by Pastor 'Boy' Saycon at the Senate. File photo by Comelec EID

House impeaches Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:08 PM

The House overturns the resolution of the committee on justice, which earlier junked the impeachment complaint

IMPEACHED. The House of Representatives votes to impeach Commission on Elections Andres Bautista hours after the latter announced his resignation from his post on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Senators welcome Bautista's resignation as 'right move'

Oct 11, 2017 - 2:59 PM

Senate banks committee chair Francis Escudero says the probe into the bank accounts of Commission on Elections chair Andres Bautista will still continue

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista during budget hearing at the Congress on Thursday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

House can still act on Bautista impeachment complaint – Alvarez

Oct 11, 2017 - 1:20 PM

(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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Oct 11, 2017 - 1:09 PM

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Oct 11, 2017 - 12:46 PM

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Comelec chairman Andres Buatista is emotional as employees of the agency show their support during the weekly flag raising ceremony at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 14, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista resigns

Oct 11, 2017 - 10:32 AM

(4th UPDATE) Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says his resignation is effective by December 31, 2017

OUTGOING CHAIRMAN. Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista announces that he will step down from the Comelec by the end of 2017. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on the impeachment complaints vs Comelec chief Bautista, CJ Sereno

Oct 05, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler at 9:30 am on Thursday, October 5

Patricia Bautista seeks disbarment of UST law dean Nilo Divina

Sep 26, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Patricia's legal spokesperson Lorna Kapunan alleges that the Divina Law Firm represented Smartmatic, and subsequently paid referral fees to Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista

EMBATTLED. UST Law Dean Nilo Divina faces a disbarment complaint, the latest of his legal battles related to Patricia Bautista's exposé of the alleged unexplained wealth of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista, his best friend. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler