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The Commission on Elections allays fears that declaring the entire Mindanao as an election hotspot is part of efforts to favor certain candidates
On Wednesday, March 20, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with Dr Jose Ramon Albert, statistician and senior research fellow at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, about election surveys
The Fair Election Act mandates that the candidate, political party, and polling firm release the relevant information, like the methodology, the areas covered, the specific questions asked, and the margin of error, among others
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 Otso Diretso campaign makes an effort to distance itself from major controversies under former president Benigno Aquino III, like the Mamasapano and Dengvaxia scandals
In 2016, these local politicians supported then-administration standard bearer Mar Roxas
Otso Diretso bet Chel Diokno tells Hugpong counterparts: See you 12 noon, February 25, in Plaza Miranda
The opposition senatorial candidates are banking on word of mouth to help secure votes in the May 2019 elections
From former police chief Ronald dela Rosa to Senator JV Estrada, original and adopted alumni are welcomed by the Philippine Military Academy in its 2019 alumni homecoming
House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo appears beside presidential daughter Sara Duterte to personally endorse Hugpong ng Pagbabago's Senate slate
These account for 42.9% of all cities and municipalities in the Philippines
(UPDATED) The opposition slate settles with Caloocan as its kickoff venue, the city of Mayor Oscar Malapitan, a Duterte ally
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
The poll body also urges candidates and political parties to use environment-friendly materials in their campaign paraphernalia
The former adviser of President Duterte says his new senatorial campaign for 2019 needs his 'undivided attention'
For more than 3 decades, Macalintal fought for others to win in elections. This time, he is embarking on a whole new battle – the senatorial race.
These towns and cities fall 'Category 3,' meaning there have been incidents of election-related violence involving officials vying for elected posts
'It may just cause you to be more forthright with how much you’re spending when creating that content,' says Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez
How different would a Senator Harry Roque be from a Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque? Rappler interviews the People's Reform Party bet.
What are the challenges that reelectionist senatorial candidate JV Ejercito faces?
How will he convince Filipino voters that a leftist deserves a seat in the Senate?
Rival Edgardo Zaragosa asks Comelec to cancel Chavit Singson's certificate of candidacy, saying the political kingpin cannot be living in a small house with one parking slot located near a piggery
Rappler kicks off its #TheLeaderIWant series by talking to Pasig city councilor Vico Sotto
(UPDATED) Veteran journalist Ubac takes Roque's place as the latter decided to forge ahead with a Senate bid on the last day of filing of candidacies
'Kuha po kayo NBI Clearance (Get an NBI Clearance),' she tells Bong Revilla
From Ilocos Norte to Davao City, local bets rush to file their certificates of candidacies on the last day of filing
Despite being the youngest councilor in Pasig City, Vico Sotto decides to challenge the favored incumbent Robert Eusebio
Benjamin Magalong sees his run as a 'moral obligation'
Now an independent senatorial bet, veteran election lawyer Romulo Macalintal vows to fight for higher discounts for senior citizens
'Ang mahalaga, parehas na malinis ang pangalan,' says former foreign secretary Alan Peter Cayetano
Narvacan Mayor Zuriel Zaragoza files his certificate of candidacy for governor against incumbent Ryan Singson, son of Ilocos Sur kingpin Chavit Singson
(UPDATED) Incumbent Makati City mayor Abby Binay's candicacy officially marks the start of the Binay election rivalry versus brother Junjun Binay
Sebastian Duterte will be his sister Sara's running mate under the Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod-Hugpong ng Pagbabago
Andaya believes the alleged kill attempt was ordered by his political enemies in Camarines Sur, where he hopes to get elected as governor in 2019
'Lagi po akong dehado, pero...malaki po ang aking tiwala sa kapasidad ng mamamayan na sumipat ng qualifications at karakter ng ating mga senador,' he says
This is an election #throwback as Singson will run with Pablito Sanidad, his running mate in the 1971 elections that ended the Crisologo dynasty in Ilocos Sur
'I find it easier to react to issues if I'm independent rather when in a party. Kapag nasa partido ka, stuck ka sa sinabi ng partido,' says former senator Sergio Osmeña III
'Gusto ko magkaroon ng pagbabago sa Kongreso, 'yung (magkaroon) ng tunay na representative ang taong-bayan,' says Mayor Meynard Sabili, whose wife lost to Congresswoman Vilma Santos Recto in the 2016 elections
(UPDATED) Among them are Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr for Bohol governor, congresswoman Kaka Bag-ao for Dinagat Islands governor, and actor Edu Manzano for San Juan City congressman
The senatorial aspirant – a senior citizen – is rushed to the hospital after collapsing, says the Commission on Elections
It takes some correction fluid to eventually get it right
The daughter of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and the son of an opposition leader detained during Marcos' time find themselves sitting next to each other at Comelec
The actor will challenge incumbent Ronaldo Zamora, who is seeking his last term
Ma. Lourdes Arroyo Lesaca seeks the seat that her late brother Ignacio Arroyo Jr occupied in the 5th district until 2012
As supporters of opposition senate bet Chel Diokno shout 'Never again to Martial Law,' Imee Marcos says she only hears supporters chant 'Imee, solusyon'
Malacañang says that while Go may have had more than the allowed number of companions, he didn't mean to 'bring' them along
Former senator Jinggoy Estrada says he wants himself and his half-brother, reelectionist Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, to win in 2019
(3rd UPDATE) Former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile, 94, says he wants to share solutions to the country's problems
'I'm not the President's spokesperson,' says senatorial bet Pia Cayetano when asked about President Rodrigo Duterte kissing an overseas Filipino worker in South Korea