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WINNERS: 2019 local elections in the Philippines

May 14, 2019 - 5:22 AM

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Main UK parties suffer Brexit battering in local elections

May 03, 2019 - 7:11 PM

(UPDATED) Prime Minister Theresa May's governing Conservatives loses control of several local authorities and hundreds of seats – but the main opposition Labour party also loses ground

BREXIT. A Union Jack hangs down next to European Union flags fluttering in front of the European Commission building. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Turkey opposition win in disputed Istanbul vote confirmed – party

Apr 17, 2019 - 11:58 PM

The loss of the capital Ankara and Istanbul to the Republican People's Party is a major setback for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AKP after a decade and a half in power

OPPOSITION WIN. Candidate of main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) for Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu (C) arrives to receive his mandate certificate from authorities at the local courthouse in Istanbul on April 17, 2019. Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP)

Turkey's Erdogan sees 'theft' in Istanbul vote results

Apr 08, 2019 - 6:44 PM

(UPDATED) The AKP demands a recount in Ankara and Istanbul, citing irregularities after tallies show the party is defeated in both cities in what would be a major setback in a decade and a half in power

AFTER ELECTIONS. This picture taken on April 4, 2019 shows a billboard depicting Turkey's main opposition party CHP mayor candidate Ekrem Imamoglu (R), that reads 'Thank you Istanbul. Ekrem Imamoglu - Istanbul metropolitan Mayor,' as another billboard of the Justice and Development Party portraying AKP's mayor candidate Binali Yildirim and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and reading 'Thank You Istanbul,' is seen in the background, in Istanbul. File photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Ex-LP member Joy Belmonte woos coveted Duterte vote

Mar 30, 2019 - 2:35 PM

But ruling party PDP-Laban chooses to endorse Joy Belmonte's opponent, Bingbong Crisologo, for Quezon City mayor

Serbisyo ng Bayan Party kicked off its election campaign by presenting its complete slate in all of the 6 districts in Quezon City in a big meeting de avance style rally held at the Tandang Sora market in Quezon City. Headed by QC Mayoralty candidate Joy Belmonte and Vice Mayorralty Gian Sotto, they presented their platforms for governance if elected. Endorsed ny Mayor Herbert Bautista and Senate President Tito Sotto, the local candidates raised hands and culminated with a shower of confetti to he crowds cheering. March 29, 2019  Photo by Maria Tan

2019 local elections, in numbers

Mar 30, 2019 - 1:33 PM

Around 43,000 candidates are vying for nearly 18,000 local positions

Local campaigns start: Duterte, ex-mayor, sets the tone for 2019 polls

Mar 29, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Around 43,000 candidates are vying for nearly 18,000 local positions across the country

CAMPAIGNING. President Rodrigo Duterte chats with guests at the PDP-Laban senatorial bets’ rally at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines in Cagayan de Oro City on March 24, 2019, 5 days before the start of the local campaigns. Malacañang Photo

Divided Taiwan to vote in key test for ruling party

Nov 21, 2018 - 12:26 PM

The ballot includes an unprecedented 10 referendums, one of which calls for Taiwan to change the name it uses at sports events, a proposal that has already angered Beijing

TAIWAN. Taiwan's national flag flutters beside Taipei 101 at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei on October 7, 2012. File photo by Mandy Cheng/AFP

No limits: ‘Senior’ government officials running in 2019

Oct 22, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Despite years – or decades – spent working in the government, these political veterans are still running for office in the 2019 Philippine elections

NOT THE END. Former senator Juan Ponce Enrile files his certificate of candidacy for senator at the Comelec office in Manila on October 17, 2018. File Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIST: National government officials vying for local positions

Oct 18, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Some national government officials are shifting to local politics in the 2019 midterm elections

GOVERNOR. Senator Francis Escudero is running for Sorsogon governor. Photo from Heart Evangelista Escudero's Facebook page

Pinedas running mates again in Pampanga race for governor, vice gov

Oct 13, 2018 - 4:38 PM

Governor Lilia Pineda will run for vice governor while her son Vice Governor Dennis Pineda will vie for Pampanga governor

Dennis Pineda

Mikey Arroyo to run for Pampanga congressman

Oct 12, 2018 - 7:47 PM

If he wins, former congressman Mikey Arroyo will be replacing his mother Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who says she will retire from politics in 2019

BACK TO HOUSE. Former congressman Mikey Arroyo files his candidacy together with his wife Angela and their kids Mika and Monique on October 12, 2018. Photo from Speaker Gloria Arroyo's office

Allies break up, enemies team up for Cagayan de Oro 2019 elections

Oct 12, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Here are also the politicians who have so far filed their certificates of candidacy in other parts of Northern Mindnao: Bukidnon, Camiguin, and Lanao del Sur

Daughter of slain Tanauan mayor Halili running in 2019 elections

Oct 12, 2018 - 1:36 PM

Reelectionist Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas remains unopposed so far, and at least 3 congressional representatives are running for reelection

Junjun Binay ‘strongly considering to run’ for Makati mayor vs sister Abby

Oct 12, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Former Makati mayor Junjun Binay slams his older sister Abby, saying the incumbent local chief executive is 'not carrying the Binay brand'

RUNNING AGAIN? Former Makati mayor Junjun Binay is mulling running against his sister Abby, the incumbent local chief executive. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Isko Moreno resigns from DSWD, eyes running for Manila mayor

Oct 11, 2018 - 8:50 PM

Francisco Domagoso, more known as Isko Moreno, has handed resignation

QUIT. Isko Moreno was named undersecretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in May 2018. Rappler screenshot

15 Aklan mayors seek reelection

Oct 11, 2018 - 8:07 PM

The only two mayors who are on their final terms are running for governor and vice mayor

Comelec junks Lim's petition to disqualify Estrada from Manila poll

Mar 02, 2017 - 8:19 AM

The Comelec first division says Alfredo Lim s petition was filed out of time – 8 days after Joseph Estrada had been proclaimed

Incumbent clans dominate northern Luzon polls

May 14, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Dynasties sweep the polls in 5 provinces north of Manila: Isabela Ilocos Norte Ilocos Sur La Union and Pangasinan

LIST: Proclaimed local winners, May 12

May 12, 2016 - 6:42 PM

Here are the proclaimed winners for the posts of governor vice governor board member district representative mayor vice mayor and councilor as of May 12

Delays in Zambo Norte canvass as machine breaks down

May 12, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Provincial canvassers want them immediately fixed

Dapitan Board of Canvassers: (from left) Teresita Cascolan, Dapitan Schools Division Superintendent, acting Election Officer Cynthia D. Cabrera and Prosecutor Lynbert Lo. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

LIST: Proclaimed local winners, May 11

May 11, 2016 - 10:44 AM

Here are the proclaimed winners for the posts of governor vice governor board member district representative mayor vice mayor and councilor as of May 11

Senate graduates: Pia Cayetano wins, Lapid loses in local polls

May 11, 2016 - 10:12 AM

Pia Cayetano is successful in replacing his brother as Taguig representative while Lito Lapid fails to dislodge the Pamintuans in Angeles City Pampanga

Century-old Ortega dynasty loses hold on La Union capital city

May 10, 2016 - 8:02 PM

Incumbent Vice Mayor Hermeginildo Gualberto a long time ally of the Ortegas wins the mayoral race in San Fernando City

NEW MAYOR. Incumbent Vice Mayor Gualberto defeats the Ortega clan in La Union

#PHVoteWatch: Luck to decide new Bocaue mayor

May 10, 2016 - 12:12 PM

UPDATED Joni Villanueva wins the coin toss for the mayoral post in Bocaue Bulacan

Mayoral bets Joni Jjv Villanueva and Kuya Jim Valerio are both tied on top spot with 16,694 votes each. Photos from Villanueva's and Valerio's Facebook pages

Enrile son losing in Cagayan congressional race

May 10, 2016 - 9:35 AM

The Liberal Party is also set to claim the gubernatorial seat in Cagayan through Aquino ally Manuel Mamba

Screenshot of Jack Enrile's Youtube video

LIST: Proclaimed local winners, May 10

May 10, 2016 - 6:52 AM

Here are the proclaimed winners for the posts of governor vice governor board member district representative mayor vice mayor and councilor as of May 10

Confusion splits votes in Laguna gubernatorial race

May 10, 2016 - 6:37 AM

The inclusion of two Ejercitos in the ballot may have split votes meant for former governor EJ Ejercito

Reelectionists, spouses win NCR mayoral race

May 09, 2016 - 10:36 PM

UPDATED Metro Manila reelectionist mayors are losing only in two cities – Makati and Marikina

Campaigns end: All eyes on crucial provinces

May 08, 2016 - 10:55 AM

In 56 provinces – including 16 of the 20 most vote rich ones – presidential and vice presidential candidates will be on their own despite the supposed party machinery and the support promised by local kingpins

Bukidnon mayoral bet shot dead

May 07, 2016 - 1:01 PM

Gunmen shoot independent candidate Armando Ceballos inside his home in Lantapan town

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 05 May 2016, 9PM

May 05, 2016 - 9:13 PM

The Bureau of Internal Revenue tells the media to report paid campaign promos by candidates Income for broadcast giant GMA Network doubles to P1 01 billion in the first quarter of 2016 Mar Roxas and running mate Leni Robredo hit rivals who distrust surveys

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 05 May 2016, 8PM

May 05, 2016 - 8:16 PM

Senator Grace Poe denies rumors she’s withdrawing from the presidential race to give way to another candidate The Philippine Supreme Court allows detained former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to vote on May 9 in Pampanga A massive wildfire in Canada forces thousands to flee

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 05 May 2016, 7PM

May 05, 2016 - 7:12 PM

Trillanes files a plunder complaint against Duterte INC officially endorses Rody Duterte and Bongbong Marcos INC reportedly wages a silent war against De Lima

Who will sit on the throne of Cagayan de Oro City?

May 05, 2016 - 11:53 AM

The face off for the seat of the Gateway to Northern Mindanao revolves around a re electionist an incumbent representative and a former mayor

2016 local races: Lone candidates, fewer voter choices

May 03, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Around 545 candidates are running for various local positions without an opponent making them sure winners after the May 9 elections

Southern Leyte candidates promise agriculture, fisheries reforms

May 03, 2016 - 1:33 PM

In a local forum Liberal Party bets mainly members of the influential Mercado clan and candidates from United Nationalist Alliance UNA trade barbs and talk platforms

PLEDGE OF COMMITMENT. Candidates, supporters and stakeholders take a pledge for honest and clean elections. Photo by Jed Cortes/Rappler.

Electing local governments: Are there other ways to do it?

May 03, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Local electoral systems across nations allow electors to vote for candidates directly including independent candidates without any need for party affiliation

East versus west: Southern Leyte divided in 2016 elections

Apr 30, 2016 - 5:07 PM

The influential Mercado clan which has been holding the capital city of Maasin for several years now is challenged by incumbent Vice Governor Sheffered Lino Tan

SOUTHERN LEYTE ELECTIONS.  Incumbent Vice Governor Sheffered Lino Tan challenges the influential Mercado clan in Southern Leyte

Cebu gay politician: It's not gender but track record that matters

Apr 18, 2016 - 10:12 PM

Gay politician from Cebu seeks a seat in the city council to represent the LGBT community

San Juan race heating up with curses

Apr 14, 2016 - 7:04 PM

Video of a cursing Congressman Ronny Zamora is circulated by the camp of political rival Mayor Guia Gomez

TIGHT AND HEATED. Elections is heating up in San Juan City where former allied families Ejercitos and Zamoras are now up against each other.

LIVE BLOG: Bacolod holds local forum

Apr 13, 2016 - 6:41 PM

Bacolod mayoralty vice mayoralty and congressional candidates are expected to face off on Friday April 15

LIVE BLOG: CDO holds local debate

Apr 11, 2016 - 11:50 AM

On Monday April 11 Cagayan de Oro mayoral bets face off in the morning congressional candidates in the afternoon

Binay defends Ampatuan son in UNA ticket

Apr 08, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Vice President Jejomar Binay says Sajid Ampatuan a Maguindanao massacre suspect is out on bail because the evidence against him is weak

UNA CANDIDATE. Vice President Jejomar Binay (left) defends UNA mayoral candidate Sajid Ampatuan (right), one of the suspects in the Maguindanao massacre.

Grace Poe torn between Ejercitos, Zamoras in San Juan

Mar 31, 2016 - 2:27 PM

The presidential bet is longtime friends with the Ejercitos while her husband Neil Llamanzares is a relative of the Zamora family

SAN JUAN RACE. Presidential bet Grace Poe refused to say whom she is supporting in the mayoralty race in the city where she will vote, San Juan.

Erap, Alfredo Lim hit for 'trashy' proclamation rallies

Mar 29, 2016 - 11:11 AM

The EcoWaste Coalition reminds candidates in local elections to heed the government led drive to clean up after campaign events

'DIRTY' CAMPAIGN. EcoWaste Coalition slams Joseph 'Erap' Estrada for not keeping his proclamation rally in Manila clean. Photo from EcoWaste Coalition

Roxas: ’Natural' for Erap to pick Poe

Mar 28, 2016 - 8:09 PM

The administration bet is relying on former Manila mayor Alfredo Lim to help him win votes in the Philippine capital

Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Lim: Erap won in 2013 due to ‘mass buying of votes'

Mar 28, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Joseph Estrada and Alfredo Lim battle it out again in the city of Manila

Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

#PHVote: Ambush, campaign bloopers, and shady allies

Mar 28, 2016 - 10:41 AM

A reelectionist mayor in Laguna is wounded in an attack the Liberal Party embraces the jueteng network in Pampanga the Comelec s website is hacked

#AnimatED: Ano’ng silbi ng boto mo?

Mar 28, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Hindi laro ang pagpapatakbo ng isang probinsiya siyudad o bayan Kung mataas ang pamantayan natin para sa mga pambansang kandidato lalo tayong dapat maging mapili sa kampanyang lokal