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'Irregularities' in 2016 election server logs? Not necessarily, says I.T. expert

Mar 07, 2018 - 11:10 AM

But the Comelec and Smartmatic should still explain the concerns in Senator Vicente Sotto III's privilege speech, says PPCRV IT director William Yu

Duterte supporters allege cheating in presidential polls

Jun 06, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Without presenting proof Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema claims that President Rodrigo Duterte should have gotten more than 20 million votes

Facebook: Duterte among top 5 most talked about in 2016

Dec 12, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Over 10 million people went to Facebook to discuss President Rodrigo Duterte s victory and the tightly contested Philippine polls

Marcos to appeal dismissal of complaint over hash code issue

Nov 03, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Lawyer Vic Rodriguez says the Manila City Prosecutor s Office downplayed the admissions on the unauthorized change in the election server

COMELEC COMPLAINT. Former Senator Ferdinand Marcos' legal counsel Amor Amorado and campaign advisor Jonathan dela Cruz when they filed a complaint before the Commission on Elections last May. Rappler file photo

Prosecutor junks complaint vs Comelec, Smartmatic over hash code

Nov 02, 2016 - 5:01 PM

UPDATED The criminal complaint related to the change of a special character in the transparency server during the 2016 polls is dismissed for lack of merit and insufficiency of evidence

COMPLAINT. Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr, represented by Abakada party list Representative Jonathan dela Cruz (L) files a complaint against Comelec and Smartmatic officials at the Manila City Prosecutor's Office on May 24, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Who are De Lima's 2016 poll contributors?

Oct 01, 2016 - 12:30 PM

UPDATED None of the contributors to the senator s 2016 campaign have been mentioned by the witnesses in the congressional inquiries on the reported drug trade inside Bilibid

DE LIMA. Senator Leila de Lima at the Rapple senatorial debate in April 2016. Rappler file photo

SC asked to decide Grace Poe’s citizenship case

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:51 PM

Rizalito David has asked the Supreme Court to reverse the Senate Electoral Tribunal s decision that favored Grace Poe He files a motion to resolve the case for the best interest of all concerned as well as the nation

Comelec division junks ex-Bacolod mayor Puentevella's protest

Aug 22, 2016 - 7:30 AM

The Comelec First Division says Monico Puentevella s election protest against Mayor Evelio Leonardia is baseless and does not show the need for a manual recount

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Aug 16, 2016 - 12:35 PM

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Robredo camp: Marcos Jr's witnesses are fake

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:24 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo s legal team says some witnesses in Bongbong Marcos electoral protest claim their signatures were forged or they were told to surrender their IDs for some government benefits

epa05356827 Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Junior looks on during a press conference in Quezon City, northeast of Manila, Philippines, 11 June 2016. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Junior has said he will file an electoral protest on over alleged manipulation of the unofficial vote count during the 09 May elections. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

Robredo replies: Why SC should dismiss Marcos Jr's protest

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:13 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says Ferdinand Marcos Jr has raised issues other than the results of the VP race and failed to show proof to back up his claims

Pledges come in to cover Robredo's legal fees for Marcos protest

Aug 04, 2016 - 2:30 PM

UPDATED Individuals and groups plan to help Vice President Leni Robredo as she faces the election protest of former senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr

PISO FOR LENI. Several individuals and groups online pledged donations to help Vice President Leni Robredo with the fees she will face as the case filed by defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos progresses.

Robredo fears legal fees, not Marcos' protest

Aug 03, 2016 - 1:50 PM

UPDATED Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates that former senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr s protest is baseless and she has nothing to hide

SC grants Marcos petition to protect poll materials

Aug 02, 2016 - 3:12 PM

The Presidential Electoral Tribunal orders the Comelec to protect all poll materials relevant to the election protest filed by former senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo

POLL FRAUD? Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos files an election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo before the Supreme Court in Manila on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

Macalintal on 'secret servers': Marcos just dreaming of victory

Jul 26, 2016 - 2:40 PM

The alleged servers have nothing to do with the results of the election for any position says lawyer Romulo Macalintal on the controversy over the 2016 vice presidential race

FIGHT NOT OVER. The camp of former Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr rejoices over Smartmatic's admission that there were 'other servers' in the Comelec election system.

Google: High search interest by Filipinos for Duterte, 2016 polls

Jul 14, 2016 - 11:39 AM

Filipinos are leaning forward online more than ever with a clear intent to search for nationally relevant information says Google

'10 days not enough to answer Marcos election protest'

Jul 10, 2016 - 11:40 PM

Lawyer Romulo Macalintal says former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr s election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo is the longest ever filed in the country

Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos files an election protest against Vice President elect Leni Robredo before the Supreme Court in Manila on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

WATCH: The 2016 elections' funniest moments

Jun 29, 2016 - 10:55 PM

From the amusing to the absurd the campaign season didn t lack in humorous moments

Marcos protests Robredo victory on eve of oath-taking

Jun 29, 2016 - 4:31 PM

UPDATED Defeated vice presidential bet Ferdinand Marcos Jr files his election protest before the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal

ELECTION PROTEST. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr files an election protest against Vice President elect Leni Robredo before the Supreme Court in Manila on June 29. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SC junks plea vs extended SOCE deadline

Jun 28, 2016 - 11:16 PM

The petitioners failed to submit a copy of the Comelec resolution extending the deadline for filing Statements of Contributions and Expenditures SOCEs the SC says

Memo filed vs Comelec chairman's Japan trip

Jun 28, 2016 - 9:11 AM

Commissioner Christian Lim says Chairman Andres Bautista cannot sign his own travel authority to ensure checks and balances in Comelec

NEW MEMO. Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim (left) questions the recent trip to Japan of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista (right) in a memo dated June 27, 2016. File photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Comelec accepts Lim's resignation as CFO head

Jun 21, 2016 - 2:45 PM

UPDATED Executive Director Jose Tolentino Jr is named officer in charge of the Comelec s Campaign Finance Office

Comelec Commissioner Christian Robert Lim. File photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Gov't funds in campaign? DSWD ready for audit – Soliman

Jun 20, 2016 - 6:20 PM

There is no such thing misuse of funds If there is then show me the evidence says Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Dinky Soliman

FUNDS MISUSE? Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon 'Dinky' Soliman said their liquidation reports are open for scrutiny to prove none of their funds were used for the Liberal Party's campaign.

Resigned Comelec CFO head Lim: SOCE filing extension illegal

Jun 20, 2016 - 3:00 PM

UPDATED Commissioner Christian Robert Lim also expressed frustration over the Comelec en banc s decision given his office s efforts to implement campaign finance rules

Strike out late SOCEs, group asks Comelec

Jun 20, 2016 - 1:14 PM

UPDATED The rule of law should favor law abiders not law breakers like LP says Leon Peralta of a newly formed Duterte inspired group

PETITION VS LATE SOCE. Leon Peralta and retired Lt. Col. George Rabusa file a petition against the late-filing of SOCEs on Monday, June 20. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Comelec office: No to LP's late SOCE filing

Jun 15, 2016 - 10:05 PM

Granting the Liberal Party s request for a deadline extension would be unfair to other candidates and parties that complied with the prescribed period

Ex-Comelec chief Brillantes: Late filing of SOCE not illegal

Jun 15, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Sixto Brillantes Jr argues that a Comelec resolution on the filing of 2016 campaign spending reports expanded the provision of the law causing confusion

BRILLANTES ON SOCE. The ex-Comelec chairman shares his thoughts on the issue of late-filing of SOCEs. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Who were the biggest election spenders in Aklan?

Jun 13, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Congressman elect Carlito Marquez leads all spenders in Aklan with a total of nearly P900 000

Robredo: LP will submit SOCE before June 30

Jun 10, 2016 - 5:28 PM

The Vice President elect brushes off speculation that her party s failure to submit its SOCE on time will prevent her from assuming the second highest elective post in the land

VP-ELECT. Vice President-elect Leni Robredo holds a news briefing with her election lawyer, Romulo Macalintal after her proclamation on May 31, 2016. Photo form Leni Robredo's Twitter page

Aquino to Roxas: No shame in being 2nd in presidential race

Jun 07, 2016 - 7:06 PM

From number 4 in the surveys to number 2 is nothing to be ashamed of says the outgoing president on the failed presidential bid of Mar Roxas

Photo by Lilibeth Frondoso

Marcos camp to file electoral protest by the end of June

Jun 07, 2016 - 5:28 PM

Lawyer George Garcia says they are still preparing the necessary election documents for the protest

FIGHT CONTINUES. The camp of Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr is preparing to file an electoral protest before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

One man's dream ends century-old political dynasty in Bantayan, Cebu

Jun 05, 2016 - 11:30 PM

As a child Art Despi dreamed of becoming mayor This year he fulfilled his dream breaking a political dynasty s streak in the process

Abby Binay urges Comelec to dismiss Peña's electoral protest

Jun 01, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Incoming Makati mayor Abigail Binay says Kid Peña who lost the mayoral race miserably failed to support his vote buying allegations against her

DISMISS THE PETITION. Incoming Makati mayor Abby Binay wants the poll body to dismiss losing mayoral candidate Kid Peña's electoral protest against her. Photo by Rob Reyes

'Annoying chime,' drama, well wishes in proclamation

May 30, 2016 - 8:35 PM

With no Rodrigo Duterte in sight how eventful was the proclamation of the Philippines new president and vice president? Here s a look

Duterte allies tried to convince him to join proclamation

May 30, 2016 - 7:00 PM

I sent him messages says Vitaliano Aguirre II incoming justice secretary and lawyer of President elect Rodrigo Duterte

NEXT LEADER. President-elect Rodrigo Duterte holds another early morning meeting in Davao City on May 29, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Becoming Leni Robredo

May 30, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The Philippines newly elected vice president is more than the story she loves to tell on the campaign trail

Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Duterte, Robredo to be proclaimed next week

May 27, 2016 - 10:35 PM

On Friday May 27 Congress finishes tallying all 167 certificates of canvass from provinces chartered cities and local and overseas absentee

IT'S OFFICIAL. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo win in Congress' official canvassing of votes.

Robredo wins as VP on late husband's birthday

May 27, 2016 - 7:24 PM

On the last day of canvassing of votes Rodrigo Duterte wins as president with 16 601 997 votes while Leni Robredo tops the tight vice presidential race with 14 418 817 votes

LAYLAYAN. Leni Robredo joins her supporters at her send-off at Quezon City Circle on May 6, 2016. Around 9,000 supporters from various sectors and marginalized attended the event. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Marcos leads with votes from Ilocano, vote-rich areas

May 26, 2016 - 11:37 PM

On the 2nd day of canvassing of votes for VP Ferdinand Marcos Jr edges out Leni Robredo his lead peaking at 1 9 million Robredo s votes from Camarines Sur and Mindanao help narrow Marcos lead

COMEBACK. Vice presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr regains his lead int he middle of the second day of official canvassing on Thursday, May 26. Photo by Rob Reyes / Rappler

Duterte 'not against' Catholic Church, spokesman says

May 26, 2016 - 8:15 PM

E sinasabi niya na nga naniniwala siya sa Diyos e incoming presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo says referring to President elect Rodrigo Duterte

NEXT LEADER. Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte holds a press conference in Davao City on May 26, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

3 provincial canvassers explain questionable COCs

May 26, 2016 - 7:35 PM

The COCs of Ilocos Sur Davao del Norte and Laguna are accepted for canvassing after discrepancies are explained

Lawyers from different candidates gather around the representative from Laguna during the second day of canvassing for President and Vice President at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Macalintal: Under voting doesn't mean electoral fraud

May 26, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Romulo Macalintal lawyer of vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo says under voting is common for all positions

LENI'S LAWYER. Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Proclamation of president, VP might be on May 30 – Pimentel

May 25, 2016 - 10:55 PM

The head of the Senate contingent of the canvassing says there is no reason to entertain separate proclamation of the new president and vice president

Photo by Joel Liporada

Roxas, Robredo win by slim margin in Aquino hometown

May 25, 2016 - 10:24 PM

Administration candidates Manuel Roxas II and Leni Robredo may have secured victories in Tarlac but they are not far ahead of their rivals

HAIRLINE GAP. Administration standard-bearer Manuel Roxas II and running mate Leni Robredo won in Tarlac province, the Aquinos' hometown, by only a few thousand votes over their rivals.  Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Marcos camp fires opening salvo in canvassing

May 25, 2016 - 4:32 PM

Marcos lawyer Didagen Dilangalen is warned that he will be forced to return to his seat as he makes an early motion – to separately canvass votes for vice president

Why Sotto, Lacson skipped their proclamation

May 22, 2016 - 3:25 PM

Vicente Sotto III and Panfilo Lacson reveal their reasons for being absent from the proclamation ceremony for winning senatorial candidates

NO SHOW. Panfilo 'Ping' Lacson and Vicente 'Tito' Sotto III share their reasons for skipping their proclamation on Thursday, May 19. Lacson photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau / Sotto photo by Senate

What's behind the high voter turnout?

May 22, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Sociologist Jayeel Cornelio says the personalities of the candidates may have influenced Filipinos to cast their ballots

Voters wait in line for their turn to vote. One of the machines in Maharlika Elementary School malfunctioned. Receipts were not provided to voters. BEIs kept the ballots which they filed when the replacement machine arrived.

'Naipasok si Dick at ang Kamao': Netizens react to new senators

May 19, 2016 - 9:24 PM

Social media users weigh in as the Philippines 12 new senators are proclaimed

Kid Peña cries electoral fraud, plans protest vs Abby Binay

May 19, 2016 - 7:46 PM

The camp of winning mayoral candidate Abby Binay rejects Kid Peña s claims saying that Makati held clean elections

Photo by Mara Cepeda/ Rappler