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Rappler's latest stories on vote buying


Newsbreak Chats: Vote-buying beyond just giving cash

Apr 24, 2019 - 3:47 PM

On Tuesday, April 9, the team sits down with election lawyer and Rappler columnist Emil Marañon III to discuss what counts as vote-buying and how do the anti-vote buying laws fare in implementation

[EXPLAINER] Catching vote-buyers is not just the Comelec’s job

Apr 23, 2019 - 9:00 PM

There are only two Comelec employees in every city and municipality. If we want to counter vote-buying effectively, both the citizenry and candidates have to be vigilant.

Legzapi bishop urges voters not to sell their votes

Apr 15, 2019 - 10:55 PM

Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon even challenges parishioners who attended the Palm Sunday service to drop the Palaspas if they will give in to vote buying

EASTER. Bishop Joel Baylon of the Diocese of Legazpi leads the children back to Albay Cathedral right after the Easter Sunday dawn mass held at Penaranda Park. File photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

[EXPLAINER] Vote-buying is not just giving or taking cash

Apr 15, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The law prohibiting vote-buying covers not only candidates but also the voters

IN PHOTOS: From Luzon to Mindanao, violence, vote buying, confusion reported

May 15, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Several illegal practices during election are still happening, says voters

PNP arrest 8 for vote-buying in Calabarzon barangay polls

May 14, 2018 - 5:54 PM

Comelec urges voters and witnesses to report cases of vote-buying

PNP CHIEF. Philippine National Police Director General Oscar Albayalde speaks at the midday briefing on the barangay and SK elections 2018 on Monday, May 14. Screengrab from Rappler video

VLOG: Signs of vote buying in Samar

May 09, 2016 - 9:38 PM

Derek Alviola reports on the vote buying cases in Samar a known election hotspot on election day

Image by Nico Villarete / Rappler

'LP buying votes in Baybay City' - Levito Baligod

May 09, 2016 - 5:03 PM

UPDATED The senatorial bet s team gets yellow sample ballots with P500 each allegedly from the local candidates of the Liberal Party

BLOTTER. Senatorial bet Levito Baligod's team report the alleged vote buying paraphernalia to Baybay City police. Photo courtest of Levito Baligod's team

#PHVoteWatch: Vote machine glitches mar election day

May 09, 2016 - 8:35 AM

Early morning voters encounter problems with the vote counting machines and delays at the precincts

At least 33 Samar residents leave homes due to vote-buying threats

May 09, 2016 - 4:45 AM

A resident says the armed men were allegedly sent by a gubernatorial candidate under the Liberal Party in Samar

Cagayan gubernatorial bet accused of vote buying

May 09, 2016 - 12:52 AM

Regional Public Safety Battalion claims voters and recipients lists with signatures plus P60 000 cash were recovered from a gubernatorial bet supporter s house

ALLEGATIONS. Cagayan gubernatorial candidate Cristina Antonio says she is in "shock" over accusations of vote buying. Photo from Facebook

Fire in Dumaguete kills 2, razes 96 houses

May 08, 2016 - 8:52 PM

A commotion ensues at the relief operations center over donations from politicians

DUMAGUETE FIRE. Residents look for things they can save from their houses. Photo by Nash Denver Baya/ Rappler

Performance artist takes battle vs vote-buying to church

May 08, 2016 - 8:33 PM

Performance artist Nicolas Aca brings his Boto: Goto performance to a church in Cagayan De Oro and tells voters Boto dili baligya Do not sell your vote

#PHVoteWatch: Violence, vote buying incidents on May 8

May 08, 2016 - 1:34 PM

UPDATED Here are some of the vote buying vote selling campaign offenses and other election related incidents reported through Rappler s PHVoteWatch Map on Sunday May 8

Angeles City vice mayoral candidate accused of vote buying

May 08, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Lawyer Willie Rivera denies the allegation and says this is a last ditch effort to discredit him at this point in the elections

PAMPANGA. Police Senior Inspector Rolando Doroja, Angeles City Police Office's Station 5 chief, shows cash amounting to P7700 in P100 bills and 4 pages of paper bearing the list of names of persons which was reportedly recovered from two men. Photo: Chris Navarro

#PHVoteWatch: Violence, vote-buying incidents on May 7

May 08, 2016 - 3:30 AM

Reports of vote buying and election related incidents are reported in Cavite Negros Oriental Cebu Misamis Oriental and Tawi Tawi

Ex-Comelec exec on 2016 polls: 'Vote-buying now is just crazy’

May 07, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Automated [elections] eliminated some forms of cheating but it increased the number of incidents of vote buying says former Comelec commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal

2016 ELECTIONS. Former Commission on Elections Gregorio Larrazabal weighs in on the 2016 elections and Comelec preparations on Rappler Talk on May 7, 2016

10 municipalities in Region 12 declared 'areas of concern'

May 07, 2016 - 7:00 AM

This is mainly for precautionary purposes because of the confirmed presence of armed groups and the intense political rivalries in these areas a Comelec official says

#PHVote: ‘Your vote is your dignity’

Apr 30, 2016 - 1:53 AM

We invited netizens to answer the question ‘What is your vote worth?’ Here are some of the best answers

#PHVoteWatch: Report vote buying, other election wrongdoing

Apr 26, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Report cases of vote buying vote selling election related violence campaign violations and other forms of election problems and offenses using the PHVoteWatch map

Vote selling among the poor a 'logical' decision - think tank

Apr 25, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The Institute of Philippine Culture found that accepting money among poor voters does not necessarily mean selling one s vote

VOTE SELLING. Among the poor communities, those struck by disasters (represented by Tacloban City) do not believe that accepting money means selling their vote. Screengrab from IPC

CONVERSATION: What is your vote worth?

Apr 22, 2016 - 9:29 PM

We asked netizens to speak out against vote buying Here s what they had to say

The Scrum: Can Mar Roxas be charged with vote buying?

Apr 22, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The answer is no if the basis of a complaint would be the now viral video of a Liberal Party rally in Cotabato where envelopes were handed to members of the audience

'Politically-motivated' killings aplenty before PH elections – CHR

Apr 08, 2016 - 12:45 PM

What incidents of violence have been happening around the country before election day?

#PHVote: When drought, politics, and firearms mix

Apr 04, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Mindanao has always been every government’s Achilles heel but more so this administration

Comelec urges public to report vote-buying

Apr 03, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Vote buying is a problem that will stay with us until such time that people are enlightened about it and how it’s ridiculous says Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez

OFFENSE. Vote buying and vote selling are considered election offenses under Philippine law, however, they still happen every election year

The many ways of buying votes

Apr 03, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Will you sell your vote for a couple of bucks or favors?

OFFENSE. Vote buying and vote selling are considered election offenses under Philippine law, however, they still happen every election year

Time to change our hypocritical approach to vote buying

Mar 30, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Anti vote buying campaigns are grounded on the pretentious narrative of a Filipino who is poor yet moral This is so detached from the reality that for someone who has nothing to eat money is money

Gambling on politics

Mar 23, 2016 - 5:04 PM

Pampanga s Bong Pineda unlike his tamer predecessors has exhibited greater audacity by directly influencing and meddling in politics even at the national level

We will not bribe voters - Baguio mayoral bets

Mar 08, 2016 - 12:50 AM

I will not offer or give bribes or gifts to corrupt the integrity of our democratic process

Miriam Santiago: In elections, you witness 'perpetual' plunder

Mar 01, 2016 - 4:37 PM

The presidential candidate tells students in Biñan Laguna: Politicians steal money from government then use that money to campaign

Nancy Binay: My father's viral video is 'saddening'

Feb 24, 2016 - 9:20 PM

In the video people lined up to receive money from Vice President Jejomar Binay

Binay to voters: Take politicians' money but vote for your choice

Feb 23, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Take the money put in your pocket and then vote for who you want especially the likes of Binay and Honasan the United Nationalist Alliance standard bearer tells voters in Iligan City

VOTE FOR ME. Vice President Jejomar Binay, United Nationalist Alliance standard-bearer, bares his platform to voters in Iligan City on February 22,2016. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Binay warns gov't workers using anti-poverty fund to buy votes for LP

Feb 15, 2016 - 4:49 PM

The UNA standard bearer says his camp will sue any government worker caught electioneering

EXPANDED ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAM. Vice President Jejomar Binay, standard-bearer of the United Nationalist Alliance, tells voters in Pasay City on February 15, 2016, it's a lie that he will discontinue the Pantawid Pamilya Program of the Aquino government; in fact, he will expand its coverage. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

VLOG: Binay warns gov't personnel against buying votes for LP

Feb 15, 2016 - 4:42 PM

Earlier UNA Spokesman Mon Ilagan and Davao City Mayor and presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte accused the Liberal Party of vote buying

Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

UNA: LP using government funds for vote-buying

Feb 14, 2016 - 4:20 PM

The United Nationalist Alliance says the Liberal Party is buying votes through programs for communities

President Benigno Aquino III (left) and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas listen to testimonials from people who have benefitted from the Aquino administration's programs. Rappler photo

Duterte camp: Roxas, LP buying local execs' votes

Feb 12, 2016 - 7:13 PM

The Duterte camp says the administration is luring local officials to support Roxas using the government s Bottom up Budgeting BUB program

PROMISES. LP standard bearer Mar Roxas campaigns in Misamis Oriental. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

'No to vote-buying in Samar' – watchdog

Feb 07, 2016 - 10:20 PM

SamarVote 4Change fears that rampant vote buying would persist in the province

Puerto Princesa recall: Vote buying, flying voters reported

May 08, 2015 - 10:54 PM

The Comelec however declares the special mayoral election generally peaceful

PRO-BAYRON. Supporters of the incumbent mayor raise signs outside the city coliseum. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Puerto Princesa recall: Residents urged to cast, protect votes

May 06, 2015 - 6:03 PM

LENTE says the tense and confusing atmosphere in the capital city of Palawan should be a catalyst for people to exercise their right to vote

FACE-OFF. Former Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward Hagedorn (left) runs against incumbent Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron (right) in the recall elections on May 8. File photos by Rappler

Did voters deliver? Vote buyers ask for selfies

Oct 28, 2013 - 8:26 PM

Comelec discovers the newest way to cheat in manual elections – voters present to vote buyers photos of themselves with their accomplished ballots

Isabela mayor disqualified for vote buying

Oct 08, 2013 - 12:41 PM

Re elected Mayor Benedict Calderon of Roxas Isabela is the fourth local official to be disqualified by Comelec in 3 weeks He is a member of the Nationalist People s Coalition

Bulacan mayor, councilor disqualified for vote buying

Oct 03, 2013 - 9:52 PM

Comelec says 4 juice boxes containing P692 000 were presented as evidence to prove Mayor Alfredo Gemera and Councilor Rogelio Santos Jr s involvement

Did Liberal Party use 4Ps for electioneering?

May 25, 2013 - 4:09 PM

President Aquino’s party is being accused of using the flagship poverty alleviation program of the government during the campaign period

Why votes are bought and sold

May 23, 2013 - 1:14 PM

Vote buying works in a loop of poverty The poor need money and the politicians give them money

Rappler Newscast | May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Satellites show killed fisherman didn t enter PH Aquino announces P75billion military upgrade Leni Robredo: rival used systematic methods of vote buying

Cop exposes vote buying in Southern Leyte

May 19, 2013 - 9:17 PM

Not all policemen can be bribed

PNP: 53 cases of election violations in a day

May 14, 2013 - 8:10 AM

There are 53 cases of election violations from May 12 to May 13 2013 alone

Vote buying reports increase, arrests are low

May 13, 2013 - 8:05 PM

While reports of vote buying are flooding various platforms including Social Media official rests made by PNP is only 14

Braganza 'jails' Espino allies for alleged vote-buying

May 13, 2013 - 3:51 PM

Hernani Braganza arrests an alleged supporter of an ally of reelectionist Gov Amado Espino Jr for vote buying