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Voters' registration in areas affected by Taal eruption resumes on February 3

Jan 30, 2020 - 4:16 PM

Meanwhile, voters' registration in the municipality of Mataas na Kahoy, Batangas, will resume the following week, starting on Monday, February 10

HOMECOMING. Residents on motorcycles enter the town of Lemery, Batangas after they were allowed to return to their homes following the Phivolcs lowering of the Taal volcano alert level from 4 to 3 on January 26, 2020. Photo by AFP

Comelec postpones voter registration in areas affected by Taal Volcano eruption

Jan 17, 2020 - 12:06 PM

Commission on Elections spokesperson James Jimenez says voter registration will also be suspended in Makilala, North Cotabato, after an earthquake last December 2019 'severely damaged' structures

DAMAGE. Fissures break the roads of C.M Recto and J. Trinidad in Talisay, Batanagas on January 15, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

New round of voter registration begins January 20

Jan 10, 2020 - 7:07 PM

The Commission on Elections says the new registration period will run until September 30, 2021

VOTER REGISTRATION. The Commission on Elections starts a new round of voter registration on January 20, 2020. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

5 million Filipinos have no birth records – PSA

Jan 10, 2020 - 9:00 AM

The most common barrier for parents is the cost of registering their child. This is the story of Jolimil Reyes, 18.

More than 4M register to vote, exceeding Comelec target

Oct 08, 2019 - 6:43 PM

The Comelec initially aimed to attract some 2 million Filipinos 18 years old and above and about 1 million voters 15-17 years old to register as voters this year

RECORD REGISTRATION. Over 4 million Filipinos register to vote in the latest round of voter registration from August to September 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Jasmine Curtis-Smith encourages followers to register to vote

Sep 28, 2019 - 1:41 PM

The actress registers to vote 6 years after moving back to Manila

JASMINE CURTIS-SMITH. The actress encourages followers to register as voters. File Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

66% of Comelec's fingerprint verification machines malfunctioned in 2019 polls – PCIJ

Aug 18, 2019 - 4:06 PM

The voter registration verification project - worth nearly a billion pesos – is the poll body's second most expensive contract in line with the 2019 midterm elections

ELECTION DAY. Voters are forced to wait to cast their ballots in a polling precinct in Manila on May 13, 2019 after the Comelec's new fingerprint verifications machines malfunction. Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Is the alcohol you're drinking registered with the FDA?

Jul 10, 2019 - 6:45 AM

This is the extensive process a manufacturer must go through to apply for FDA approval

New round of voter registration begins August 1

Jun 22, 2019 - 12:00 AM

(UPDATED) The voter registration period will last until September 30

VOTER REGISTRATION. A voter registers for the 2019 elections at Comelec-Quezon City on September 29, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Glitches in new voter registration verification machines delay voting in some precincts

May 13, 2019 - 12:33 PM

(UPDATED) 'The lesson to be learned here is, kailangan ng mas matinding education tungkol sa mga bagong sistema na ito,' says Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez

ELECTION DAY. Voters wait to cast their ballots in a polling precinct in Manila on May 13, 2019. Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

LIST: Where will Comelec's new voter registration verification machines be used?

May 10, 2019 - 5:18 PM

If things go smoothly during the machines' pilot run, Comelec said it may use the machines nationwide for the 2022 presidential elections

NEW MACHINES. The Comelec will pilot test its voter registration verification machines in 14 areas during election day, May 13, 2019. Screenshot from Rappler

New law requires readable, color-coded number plates for motorcycles

Mar 14, 2019 - 1:40 PM

The new number plates, to be issued by LTO, is meant to prevent crimes committed with the use of motorcycles

[OPINION] How to make the automated elections less vulnerable to cheats

Feb 12, 2019 - 9:00 AM

In the 2019 elections, the Comelec will test a Voter Registration Verification System in one-third of the clustered precincts, mostly in Mindanao

The week in photos: September 29-October 5, 2018

Oct 06, 2018 - 5:46 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SURFER DUDES. Dogs ride a wave in tandem during the 10th annual Surf City Surf Dog contest in Huntington Beach, California on September 29, 2018. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Father brings whole family to register for 2019 elections

Sep 29, 2018 - 5:43 PM

Nelson Almario and his family spend the whole afternoon at the registration center in Arroceros, Manila, to make sure the candidates they choose to support in the 2019 polls would have a better chance of winning

FAMILY. Nelson Alamrio made sure his whole family would register for the upcoming 2019 midterm elections. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Thousands troop to Comelec offices on last day of voters' registration

Sep 29, 2018 - 5:22 PM

Long queues form outside Comelec offices even before they open early Saturday morning, as voters try to make their voice count in the May 2019 elections

MASS. People massed at the obby of Quezon City Hall. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

First-time voters: 'As young people, we could change something'

Sep 29, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Students register for the 2019 midterm elections and rush to make it back in time for class

RUSH. Voters trying to beat the September 29 registration deadline rush to the Comelec office in Arroceros, Manila on September 28, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LIST: Satellite voters' registration sites in Metro Manila open on September 29

Sep 29, 2018 - 7:00 AM

On Saturday, September 29, the last day of voters' registration for the 2019 elections, the Comelec's offices nationwide will be open

RUSH. Voters trying to beat the September 29 registration deadline rush to the Comelec office in Arroceros, Manila on September 28, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

No extension for voters' registration – Comelec

Sep 28, 2018 - 5:47 PM

The last day for registration to vote for the 2019 elections is on Saturday, September 29.

LINES. Voters flock to the Comelec office at the Quezon City Hall on Friday, September 28, 2018, the second to the last day of registration for the May 2019 elections. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

U.S. residents can register to vote through Snapchat

Sep 27, 2018 - 5:09 PM

The initiative aims to help solve low voter turnout ahead of the US midterm elections

REGISTER TO VOTE. Snapchat's new feature aims to increase the young voter turnout. Image from Snapchat website.

'Push mo,' Comelec says as voter registration set to end

Sep 27, 2018 - 3:12 PM

'Worth it 'yan. Push mo,' says the Commission on Elections days before the end of voter registration

VOTER REGISTRATION. Residents of Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City fill up a Comelec registration form at the barangay Comelec satellite center on September 24, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#PHvote: How to register as voter in the Philippines

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:53 PM

Exercise your right to vote for the country's leaders, but first you have to register. Follow the steps here.

VOTER REGISTRATION. Residents of Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City on Monday, September 24, 2018, fill out forms at the barangay satellite regisration center during the first day of the last week of voters registration for the May 2019 elections. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Comelec: You want change? Register to vote

Sep 18, 2018 - 4:30 PM

For the 2019 elections, voter registration ends on September 29, 2018

ELECTION MATTERS. Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez speaks in a Quezon City press conference on May 14, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Voter registration banned in malls linked to gov't officials

Sep 11, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The ban applies to malls owned, leased, or occupied by any government official or by 'any person who is related to any city/municipal/barangay official' up to the 4th degree

SATELLITE REGISTRATION. An election officer takes a voter's biometrics during a satellite voter registration event. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Special voter registrations set for Bangsamoro plebiscite

Sep 10, 2018 - 1:25 PM

The satellite voter registrations will be held from September 11 to 13 in the Bangsamoro plebiscite areas in Mindanao

PLEBISCITE SOON. The landmark Bangsamoro Organic Law is up for a plebiscite in Mindanao on January 21, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Data privacy 101: What businesses should know about systems registration

Jul 30, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Systems registrations requires companies to register their systems and processes that collect data from individuals

Voter registration for 2019 polls resumes on July 2

Jun 19, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The registration drive will be held nationwide from July 2 to September 29, 2018, except in Marawi City which is still undergoing rehabilitation

VOTER REGISTRATION. In this file photo, old and new voters troop to the Quezon City Hall to register for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Converting LTO extension offices into regular ones will shorten lines – Poe

May 22, 2018 - 8:00 PM

6 bills converting LTO extension offices into regular offices are approved on second reading on Tuesday, May 22

PUBLIC SERVICES. Senator Grace Poe holds a hearing about public services, the committee she chairs, on February 20, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LTO Western Visayas wants 1,800 ‘unregistered’ vehicles out of Boracay

May 01, 2018 - 4:09 PM

‘This is not confiscation of vehicles. This is clearing Boracay of unregistered vehicles and submitting them for registration,’ says Land Transportation Office Region VI Director Rolando Ramos

PHASEOUT. The Land Transportation Office in Western Visayas says registered tricycles on the island will be phased out by August 2018. Photo Boy Ryan Zabal/Rappler

[OPINION | Newspoint] The elephant in the room

Jan 20, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Indeed, how can Duterte's hand be overlooked in the Rappler affair — it's the elephant in the room!

Rappler slams NBI probe as 'fishing expedition'

Jan 17, 2018 - 8:18 PM

'It's all the more clear and blatant what government's agenda is: they're deadset to get Rappler and kill press freedom,' says the social news network

FISHING EXPEDITION. Rappler holds a press conference on January 15, 2018, about the SEC ruling to revoke its license. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler PDR investor hits Tiglao, questions SEC ruling

Jan 17, 2018 - 6:57 PM

'Why would the SEC rescind the business license of a truly innovative, viable and popular media company?' asks North Base Media co-founder Marcus Brauchli

QUESTIONING SEC. Marcus Brauchli, managing editor and co-founder of Rappler investor North Base Media, questions the SEC ruling to revoke Rappler's license. Rappler file photo

ASEAN parliamentarians slam SEC ruling vs Rappler

Jan 16, 2018 - 9:36 PM

'There appears to be little doubt that this decision is politically motivated,' says ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights chairperson Charles Santiago

PUBLIC INTEREST. Rappler holds a press conference on January 15, 2018, about the ruling of the Securities and Exchange Commission to revoke its license. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Roque says Rappler can still cover Malacañang

Jan 16, 2018 - 7:15 PM

But Rappler asserts that the SEC ruling against it 'is an attack on our lifeblood,' putting at stake a business model for free and fearless journalism

DUTERTE'S SPOKESMAN. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque entertains questions from the media, including Rappler reporter Pia Ranada (1st from right), after his first press briefing in Malacañang on November 2, 2017. Malacañang photo

Malacañang says DOJ can file charges vs Rappler

Jan 16, 2018 - 2:05 PM

'It's all about money. It's not about press freedom,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque after the Securities and Exchange Commission revoked Rappler's registration

RAPPLER REGISTRATION. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and acting managing editor Chay Hofileña hold a press conference in the Rappler newsroom on January 15, 2018, after SEC handed down its ruling on the social news network. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Jan 15, 2018 - 8:37 PM

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Malacañang: Rappler can exhaust legal remedies vs SEC decision

Jan 15, 2018 - 4:30 PM

(UPDATED) While the Palace respects the SEC decision, Rappler can contest the decision until it becomes final and executory, says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announces during a press conference at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City on January 4, 2018 that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has decided to terminate the services of Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Administrator Marcial Quirico Amaro III upon verifying complaints that the administrator has made excessive trips overseas. Amaro's termination from the service is part of the President's commitment to eliminate graft and corruption in government. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Thailand says drone users must register or face jail, fines

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:01 PM

Anyone using an unregistered drone after Tuesday risks a 100,000 baht ($3,100) fine or a maximum of 5 years' imprisonment, according to the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Office

DRONE REGISTRATION. A new GoPro Karma foldable drone is seen flying during a press event in Olympic Valley, California on September 19, 2016. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Stricter AMLA reporting guidelines set to take effect

Jan 03, 2018 - 8:30 PM

This is part of the Philippine government's campaign against money laundering and terrorism financing

STRICTER GUIDELINES. CASINOS COVERED. A dealer plays card with visitors during a two-day exhibit on the gaming industry in Manila, 22 March 2007. Photo by Romeo Gacad/Agence France-Presse

AMLC adopts stricter controls against money laundering

Dec 06, 2017 - 8:46 PM

The new controls include the requirement to upload reports of suspicious transactions within 5 days of occurrence as well as separate know-your-customer documents

How to get your micro business tax exempted

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Do you own a micro business or interested starting one soon? Apply for BMBE accreditation and enjoy its benefits.

Thailand to require fingerprints, face scans for SIM cards

Nov 07, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Officials look at it as one solution to cyber fraud, cyber terrorism, and illegal click farm operations

2018 barangay, SK polls voter registration set Nov 6 to 30

Oct 24, 2017 - 6:37 PM

The Commission on Elections resumes the registration of voters following the postponement of the village and youth council elections to May 2018

VOTER REGISTRATION. Students fill out SK application forms outside the Comelec-Quezon City District 2 Office. File photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Comelec to prioritize female voter applicants on Int'l Women's Day

Mar 07, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Special satellite voters registration areas will be set up on March 8 in Metro Manila and in 22 highly urbanized cities nationwide

How LRA is dealing with fixers in land titling

Mar 04, 2017 - 11:51 AM

A computerized system introduced in 2008 is supposed to address corruption by making processes uniform and transparent and by reducing discretion on the part of land titling personnel But is the system effective?

News Briefs: February 16, 2017

Feb 16, 2017 - 8:17 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Thursday February 16

Early registration in public schools starts January 28 – DepEd

Jan 26, 2017 - 8:24 PM

The early registration – targeting incoming kindergarten up to Grade 10 students – will run until February 24

EARLY REGISTRATION. Incoming Kindergarten to Grade 10 students can pre-register in public schools from January 28 to February 24, 2017, the education department announces. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

LIST: Schedule of satellite Metro voters' registration

Jan 21, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Interested parties may request for satellite registration activities in their area in preparation for the 2017 barangay and SK polls says the Comelec

'NO BIO, NO BOTO.' An election officer takes a voter's biometrics during a satellite voter registration event. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

#NotOnMyWatch: How to transfer ownership of inherited land

Jan 17, 2017 - 3:31 PM

The process for transferring ownership of inherited land is confusing a netizen reports Their application has been pending for almost two years

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Jan 16, 2017 - 8:46 PM

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