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LIST: 2019 Senate hopefuls facing cases, complaints, probes

Oct 18, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Rappler lists the senatorial aspirants who are facing cases, complaints, or probes, as well as those who have been acquitted or the cases against them dismissed

Jinggoy Estrada files his Certificate of Candidacy for Senator on October 16, 2018, at the Comelec office in Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Amend law on substitution of bets, says election lawyer

Sep 12, 2018 - 8:07 PM

'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

COMELEC RULES. The Commission on Elections relaxes its rules on the substitution of bets, with election lawyers warning this might stir confusion on election day. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Comelec relaxes rules for substitution of candidates in 2019

Sep 11, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Former Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr opposes these new rules, saying these are prone to abuse

LIST: New barangays electing first set of officials during May 14 polls

May 11, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority shows that 20 barangays were created since the last barangay elections in 2013

Simulation of Barangay and SK Elections at Rosauro Almario Elem. School. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINYON] Kapit, kapitan, kapit

May 08, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Maraming gustong tumakbo. Mahigit isang milyong katao. Marahil, isa sa bawat 50 botante sa bansang ito, kandidato. Nagmamalaking madaling lapitan, madaling kapitan si Kapitan.

Comelec to 2016 candidates: Submit your SOCE by June 8

Jun 04, 2016 - 4:26 PM

Under the Omnibus Election Code candidates who fail to submit their Statements of Contributions and Expenditures two consecutive elections are barred from running for public office

SOCE. Comelec commissioner Luie Guia reminds candidates to submit their Statement of Contribution and Expenditure

Unopposed bets for governor: Not 100% voted for them

May 12, 2016 - 8:30 AM

A considerable number of voters skip the position of governor where they have not been given alternative candidates

#RP69FanFic: Twitter gets raunchy after PH elections

May 11, 2016 - 1:38 PM

When it comes to 140 character sexual innuendos even the Philippine elections isn t spared

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, May 2-9

May 02, 2016 - 11:39 PM

UPDATED Candidates are allowed to campaign only until May 7 when they will hold their miting de advance They head to their home cities and provinces to cast their votes on May 9

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, April 25 to May 1

Apr 26, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Two weeks before the elections presidential candidates and their running mates return to vote rich provinces

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, April 18-24

Apr 17, 2016 - 9:00 PM

UPDATED The week culminates with the 3rd and last Comelec organized presidential debate for 2016 to be held at the University of Pangasinan PHINMA Network

Poe, Duterte, Roxas sons almost cross paths in Cagayan Valley sorties

Apr 14, 2016 - 2:25 PM

Brian Poe Llamanzares Sebastian Duterte and Paolo Roxas campaign for the presidential candidates in the same region on the same day

MOM'S CAMPAIGNER. Brian Poe Llamanzares (extrme right) tells university students in Tuguegarao City on April 13, 2016, about the 'Study Now, Pay Later' program of his mother, presidential candidate Grace Poe. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Chiz Escudero's VP debate performance was 'safe' – analyst

Apr 11, 2016 - 5:47 PM

Senator Francis Escudero claims it s not his style to malign opponents

VP DEBATE. Senator Francis Escudero and wife Heart Evangelista during the first vice presidential debate held on Sunday, April 10. Photo by Arnold Almacen/Poe-Escudero media bureau

Local elections 2016: Know your candidates and localities on Rappler

Mar 26, 2016 - 7:18 PM

Rappler PHvote’s coverage of the 2016 local elections is a collaboration among journalists researchers tech specialists artists volunteers and voters who care to deepen the discourse through online engagement

#PiliPinasDebates2016 top worldwide Twitter trend

Feb 22, 2016 - 2:03 PM

Official accounts of news networks and candidates dominate the Twittersphere during the debate

Grace Poe on her smoking: Not good, but drug use is worse

Feb 12, 2016 - 6:08 PM

The presidential candidate says the more serious issue is candidates who are into illegal drugs or have health problems


How much should candidates spend for campaigns? Netizens weigh in

Jan 29, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Are candidates spending too much or not enough?

Cancellation of Poe's candidacy: 'Comelec execs can't be dictated to'

Dec 02, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Lawyer Manuelito Luna believes Comelec commissioners are independent minded and will decide fairly on Poe s cases

EXPECTED DECISION? Senator Grace Poe says her camp expected the decision of a Commission on Elections division that ruled in favor of her accuser, Estrella Elamparo. File photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Robredo: VPs should focus on job, not aspire to be president

Nov 30, 2015 - 6:31 PM

The Liberal Party s bet says ambition will only get in the way of a vice president s duty to serve the public

FOCUS ON THE JOB. Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo says a vice president should focus on the job, not use the position to aspire for higher office. Photo by NPPA Images

FAST FACTS: Candidate substitution in past polls

Nov 28, 2015 - 1:02 PM

Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte s substitution is nothing new as candidate substitutions also happened in previous elections

Duterte files COC, Poe's citizenship, Turkey vs Russia | 6PM wRap

Nov 27, 2015 - 7:14 PM

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PH vs China, De Lima on Duterte, Russia-Turkey tensions | 12PM wRap

Nov 25, 2015 - 12:14 PM

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Duterte-Cayetano 2016, Poe's case, France vs ISIS | 12PM wRap

Nov 24, 2015 - 12:56 PM

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Duterte in 2016, PH-China dispute, Russia vs ISIS | 12PM wRap

Nov 23, 2015 - 12:58 PM

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86 solons in COA-PDAF report running in 2016 elections

Nov 19, 2015 - 11:00 AM

UPDATED Among those mentioned in the COA report 40 file their candidacies for another shot at the now pork less Congress

Who is running for president, vice president | 2016 Elections

Oct 12, 2015 - 10:52 AM

5th UPDATE The official list of candidates for President and Vice President in the May 9 2016 national elections

Who is running for senator | 2016 Elections

Oct 12, 2015 - 10:51 AM

5th UPDATE The official list of candidates for Senator in the May 9 2016 national elections

MAP: Re-electionist governors, vice governors in 2016

May 07, 2015 - 5:03 PM

There are 63 governors and 72 vice governors who are eligible to seek re election – and may have the advantage of winning – in 2016

Comelec warns non-compliant candidates

Feb 22, 2014 - 10:30 AM

Candidates who would still not file their SOCEs on May 12 will face administrative cases and election offenses related to campaign finance

How to make Sonny Angara sexy

May 03, 2013 - 11:45 AM

He can be counted on to impeach a president an Ombudsman and a Chief Justice He can be counted on to stand up to the Catholic Church But don t count on him to issue the big sound bites and lead the battle in the media

Over 18,000 posts at stake in 2013 elections

Sep 30, 2012 - 10:32 AM

All those aspiring for the 2013 elective posts are set to file their certificates of candidacy starting October 1