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Koko Pimentel files bill on cheaper political ads

Apr 12, 2018 - 3:10 PM

A similar bill was already passed on third and final reading in the House of Representatives

KOKO PIMENTEL. The PDP Laban Thanksgiving Party at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay City on November 16, 2016. File Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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

Mayoral bet removes posters from Bonifacio shrine after criticism

Mar 30, 2016 - 9:43 PM

Comelec says candidates cannot post campaign materials on public structures which include schools public shrines barangay halls government offices and health centers

Comelec asks netizens to report campaign offenses

Feb 02, 2016 - 7:43 PM

The poll body also partners with the MMDA and public works department which will remove signages that bear the names of government officials running in 2016

CAMPAIGN RUBBISH. Flyers and posters are scattered everywhere after the 2010 national elections. Photo by Francis R. Malasig / EPA

SC junks Comelec limits on airtime of political ads

Sep 02, 2014 - 3:27 PM

The Comelec wanted to revert to the original rule of 120 minutes for all stations instead of 120 minutes per station but the High Court says it was arbitrary

Homestretch: Fariñas vs Fariñas Part 2

May 02, 2013 - 9:23 PM

Roger Fariñas files a disqualification complaint against his rival in the Laoag mayoral race niece in law Chevylle Fariñas and her entire slate

SC allows Cayetano to intervene in airtime limits case

Mar 19, 2013 - 4:37 PM

The re electionist senator will join TV networks GMA7 and TV5 in arguing against the Comelec s rule that allows a candidate to place only a total of 120 minutes of TV ads in all stations

Senatorial bets make most of 'free' TV

Feb 11, 2013 - 4:16 PM

Candidates appear on ABS CBN shows on the last weekend before the campaign period and the Comelec starts counting against their propaganda airtime limit

Why revert to old airtime cap for pol ads?

Jan 27, 2013 - 2:32 PM

The new rule tries to reflect the spirit of the Fair Elections Act say poll officials

Revoke 'absurd' media interview rule, NUJP asks Comelec

Jan 25, 2013 - 2:19 PM

NUJP says Resolution No 9615 is downright unconstitutional and constitutes prior restraint