The Comelec can only set a recall election against Mayor Guia Gomez by May 11, 2018
Her dismissal comes months before she has to file a certificate of candidacy with the Comelec
Marcos' lawyer Vic Rodriguez maintains the Comelec did not brief candidates on the new features of the 2016 ballot. The poll body's spokesperson refutes that.
Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez says the poll body held a VCM roadshow from 2015 to 2016 to explain the new features of the ballot, which the Marcos camp claims was never explained to them
The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo maintains they have no pending motions aimed at delaying the ballot recount, but tells the Supreme Court that any such motion, if it exists, should be considered withdrawn
The scheduling of the recount comes after the bitter word war between the camps of Vice President Leni Robredo and ex-senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr
The lawmaker cites anomalies in the 2016 elections and supposed 'evidence' presented by defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr in calling for a House probe
(UPDATED) The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo takes on Marcos' challenge and agrees to sign the joint manifestation to be filed with the Presidential Electoral Tribunal
The DILG and the Comelec emphasize the need to elect barangay and SK leaders who are 'matino, mahusay, at maaasahan'
The joint congressional oversight committee will tackle the poll body's recent decision to purchase from Smartmatic the machines used in 2016, for the 2019 elections
Vice President Leni Robredo's lead counsel Romulo Macalintal expresses confidence that the recount of ballots 'will just confirm the results as counted by the vote-counting machines'
The Marcos camp 'challenges' the Robredo camp to withdraw all pending motions, but the latter says it does not have any pending motions at all
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Comelec commissioners Christian Lim and Arthur Lim retire from the poll body, which is bracing for a possible plebiscite for a new Philippine constitution
Senator Francis Escudero says a plebiscite can happen if Congress would pass a supplemental budget for it
The 'shocking' evidence of cheating presented by the losing vice presidential candidate are actually new features on the ballot introduced in 2016
(UPDATED) The Vice President's lawyer Romulo Macalintal also believes Bongbong Marcos will use the electoral protest for political mileage in the 2019 polls
The barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in the rest of Mindanao 'will push through as scheduled,' says Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez
Lawyer Romulo Macalintal says former senator Bongbong Marcos is 'afraid to know the real truth of the results of the elections,' thus his 'highly ridiculous' fresh allegations against Vice President Leni Robredo
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Defeated vice presidential bet Bongbong Marcos alleges the electoral fraud was conducted in 8 regional hubs that the Comelec created to address SD card concerns during the May 2016 polls
The senator, a former election lawyer, says this is to preserve the independence of the poll body from local government units that own the buildings
'Habang hindi kasi siya nare-resolve, nagkakaroon ng pagkakataon si Marcos na gumawa ng mga kuwento kahit hindi totoo,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on the upcoming ballot recount
Ballot boxes from Camarines Sur precincts are to be delivered to the Presidential Electoral Tribunal Retrieval Team until January 26
(2nd UPDATE) The lawyer of Vice President Leni Robredo says the ballot recount will only 'vindicate' her client from the 'baseless accusation' of ex-senator Bongbong Marcos that Robredo had cheated in the polls
Former Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista is ordered to attend a February 12 hearing on his alleged wealth, after he skipped the Senate inquiry thrice
The PET allows former senator Bongbong Marcos to gain access to the soft copies of election data in the 3 pilot provinces where a ballot recount will be held, but the original documents will remain with the Court.
(UPDATED) The Commission on Election is considering another postponement in Mindanao after Congress extended martial law in the island group to the end of 2018
Former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr says 'one option' is to request for his electoral protest case be raffled off to another Supreme Court justice
(UPDATED) Former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr says he is determined to see through the electoral protest he filed against Vice President Leni Robredo
Vice President Leni Robredo wants her camp and that of her rival Bongbong Marcos to be allowed to send representatives when ballots are retrieved in Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental
The Comelec vows to fulfill its mandate to hold 'free and fair elections,' poll body spokesman James Jimenez says
Voters in some barangays in these areas would have to decide whether to ratify the creation of new barangays. The gun ban is enforced in these barangays from December 26 to January 10.
This comes after former San Juan vice mayor Francis Zamora lost to incumbent Mayor Guia Gomez by a little more than a thousand votes in the 2016 polls
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 former colleagues on the bench tease each other, but they also send a strong message
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'
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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