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Kontra Daya convenor Danilo Arao also asks the Comelec hold a public forum with party-list groups with reported links to political dynasties or represent special business interests
Less than half of senatorial bets have complied with this new Commission on Elections requirement as of Monday, April 15
Election lawyer Emil Marañon says the task is too big for the Commission on Elections alone as some 100,000 statements of candidates' expenses are filed after elections
Bookmark this page to watch the demo of vote-counting machines conducted by the Commission on Elections in the Rappler office at 2 pm on Thursday, April 11
'Ipakukulong kita,' Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon tells Tarlac board member candidate Marty Toralba, who allegedly slapped an election officer
The Supreme Court's status quo ante order involves polling places in at least 5 barangays in Sulu for the May 13 elections
The Commission on Elections issues this order as it implements a recently amended portion of the Fair Elections Act of 2001
Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado is barred from seeking a 4th term
The Commission on Elections takes baby steps by attempting to regulate social media in the May 13 elections. It faces a number of challenges.
The Commission on Elections also encourages political parties to field more female candidates, saying this will earn them more points when considering who will be declared dominant
Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says she 'will personally see to it that LGU ambulances with candidates' pics be stripped'
(UPDATED) The Commission on Elections says it took note of Duque's response as assurance that the DOH would follow the poll body's rules
(UPDATED) Senatorial bet Bong Go, longtime aide of President Rodrigo Duterte, is accused of using government resources for his campaign
Abra joins Jones town in Isabela, Lope de Vega town in Northern Samar, and the whole Mindanao as Category Red hot spots
The Commission on Elections allays fears that declaring the entire Mindanao as an election hotspot is part of efforts to favor certain candidates
The Commission on Elections says 'ballot printing may be completed before Holy Week begins' on April 14, ahead of the April 25 target
Who will come out to vote in the 2019 midterm elections?
Poll authorities investigating Bong Go's distribution of cash to fire victims during the campaign will deter other candidates from doing the same, says Lente project director Breeza Rosales
(UPDATED) The Commission on Elections says it can place these areas under Comelec control, and direct the augmentation of police and military personnel
Comelec says it has not yet conducted the final testing and sealing of vote counting machines
EXCLUSIVE: The senatorial candidate gives away P2,000 to each of the families affected by a fire in Makati City. Government officials help arrange and coordinate his visits to fire survivors.
The Comelec says as of March 6, only 13 senatorial candidates, 23 party-list groups, and 2 political parties have complied with the requirement
The opposition Otso Diretso senatorial slate slams the poll body for 'not doing its job' in educating voters for the May elections
Otso Diretso candidate Erin Tañada says if the poll body does not investigate the issue, it would be like turning a blind eye to a possible violation of campaign rules
Government workers from the DPWH, MMDA, PNP, and Comelec take down the illegal campaign materials to prevent danger to lives and properties
1,962 of 54% of the people arrested are civilians
'We are one with the Comelec in empowering the electorate to make more informed choices,' says the opposition slate Otso Diretso
Here's a guide for voters and poll watchers on what candidates should follow during the campaign
Legitimate social media posts made by non-candidates are protected speech and beyond the regulatory reach of the Comelec
Social media users point out that names like senatorial candidate Bong Go's are not on the list. But Comelec Commisioner Guanzon says her list was for candidates with NCR addresses.
The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission and Commission on Elections urge the public to file complaints for any possible offenses
(UPDATED) The Commission on Elections dismisses petitions alleging that Senator Aquilino Pimentel III is seeking a prohibited third term as senator
The Commission on Elections says it is 'very hopeful' of success in its drive against illegal posters for the 2019 polls
The Commission on Elections calls out administration and opposition candidates alike for their illegal posters, as the 2019 campaign period officially begins
In the 2019 elections, the Comelec will test a Voter Registration Verification System in one-third of the clustered precincts, mostly in Mindanao
Do you know what type of campaign ads are prohibited?
The Commission on Elections says 'no proof was introduced' to refute Senator Loren Legarda's claim that she resides in Antique, not Malabon
Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez says voters in Bangsamoro plebiscite areas 'feel strongly about these elections'
A joint team from the municipal and provincial police raided the house of Eduardo Lopes Sr, chairman of Barangay Aglao in the municipality of San Marcelino
Authorities are still checking for proper Comelec gun ban exemption certificates the guns of Pantar Mayor Jabar Tago and 8 other people
'There's a lot of worry that the situation in Jolo will spill over to Lanao del Norte and North Cotabato,' says Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez
The poll body also urges candidates and political parties to use environment-friendly materials in their campaign paraphernalia
Under the poll body's campaign rules, paid influencers will be required to report to Comelec the payments for their online posts whether for or against a candidate
‘This means the commission is taking [the issue] seriously, that it recognizes its importance to the voting public,’ says the lawyer of the Taguig voter who filed the petitions
Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez says training of personnel for the elections may not be completed and procurement of needed items may be stalled without a 2019 budget in place
Unlike them, pro-life advocate Rizalito David and lawyer Jude Josue Sabio fail to convince the Commission on Elections to allow them to run for senator
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the Comelec had granted similar exemption requests in the past
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says he will bring up the proposal in the Cabinet meeting next week
(UPDATED) 134 party-list groups will vie for 59 seats in the House of Representatives
(3rd UPDATE) The Comelec releases a list of 63 senatorial candidates in the May 13 midterm elections