2019 elections - updates

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37% of voters failed to choose a party-list in 2019 elections – PCIJ

Aug 18, 2019 - 8:24 AM

A report by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism finds new ballot designs as one reason behind undervoting in the party-list race

UNDERVOTING. The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism found nearly 40% of Filipino voters who participated in the 2019 elections did not vote for a party-list. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Corruption-tainted Guatemala set to elect new president

Jun 16, 2019 - 2:57 PM

Guatemala's electorate of 8 million is also voting in congressional and municipal elections

ELECTIONS. An indigenous woman walks past a polling station in Guatemala City on June 15, 2019 on the eve of the presidential elections. Photo by Orlando Estrada/AFP

22-year-old elected city mayor in Pangasinan

May 19, 2019 - 8:57 PM

Arth Bryan Celeste is poised to replace his father, outgoing Alaminos City Mayor Arthur Celeste

Armed men ransack Cebu barangay hall, assault workers during polls

May 13, 2019 - 9:18 PM

Cebu Provincial Police say the suspects were looking for money

Armed men ransack Cebu barangay hall, assault workers during polling hours. Photo from Tommy Osmeña Facebook page

Vote buying complaint lodged vs ex-Zambales governor Ebdane

May 13, 2019 - 6:09 AM

Barangay chairman Noel Landero of Bato, Palauig accuses former governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr of violating the Omnibus Election Code

ALLEGATION OF VOTE BUYING. Zambales reelectionist Governor Jun Ebdane is accused of vote buying

Ilonggo voters: Who can continue what former Mayor Mabilog started?

May 12, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Who among the mayoral bets of Iloilo City will continue the growth trajectory charted by ex-mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog?

[OPINION] Despite the ifs and buts, millennials should go out and vote

May 12, 2019 - 2:00 PM

By carefully choosing the right people who will occupy positions in the government, we are strengthening the foundations that hold our institutions, and our country as a whole, together.

Rappler Talk: Will religious endorsements work in 2019 polls?

May 08, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Rappler talks to sociologist of religion Jayeel Cornelio about religious endorsements – in the time of the President who said God is stupid

[OPINION] What can you do besides voting?

May 06, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Stay engaged and do it right

Indian man amputates finger after voting for wrong party

Apr 19, 2019 - 6:49 PM

An Indian man says he became confused by the symbols on the electronic voting machine and voted for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party instead of its regional rival in Uttar Pradesh state

Rising Thai political star hit with sedition charges

Apr 06, 2019 - 6:37 PM

'We believe we are innocent. I did everything in good faith,' says Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, who heads the youth-oriented Future Forward Party

CHARGED. File photo of Thai tycoon, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Future Forward Party. Photo by  Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Ex-AFP, PNP officials: 'Challenging times' call for honest, inspiring leaders

Apr 06, 2019 - 2:32 PM

In a rare statement, retired military and police officials urge voters to choose candidates with 'manifest competence, honesty, dedication, morality, and patriotism'

Negros Occidental town councilor shot dead in front of family

Mar 31, 2019 - 1:23 PM

Police say reelectionist councilor Jolomar Hilario was shot dead in his residence in Moises Padilla town, Negros Occidental

KILLED. Councilor Jolomar Hilario is allegedly killed by communist insurgents inside his home. Photo from Hilario's Facebook page

Indonesian leader taps 'hologram campaigning' ahead of polls

Mar 29, 2019 - 9:45 AM

Joko Widodo, running for re-election in the world's third biggest democracy, has a tight schedule so he and his vice-presidential running mate are projecting 3-D images of themselves at some campaign rallies

Presiden-terpilih Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo. Foto oleh Romeo Gacad/AFP

#BilangBabae: Roundtable discussion on women and the elections

Mar 18, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Watch the roundtable discussion on reporting women and the elections on Monday, March 18

Fired-up Modi guns for new term in India's mega-election

Mar 10, 2019 - 8:48 PM

The Bharatiya Janata Party is banking on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's charisma, sharp tongue, and an array of emotive issues

Logistical problems force Nigeria election delay

Feb 16, 2019 - 1:49 PM

'This was a difficult decision for the commission to take but necessary for the successful delivery of elections and the consolidation of our democracy,' the country's electoral commission chair says

#TheLeaderIWant: Jiggy Manicad, from reporter to politician

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:36 AM

Can a reporter-turned-politician be an independent voice in the Senate? Rappler talks to Jiggy Manicad.

PNP places 18 areas on election watchlist

Dec 29, 2018 - 6:57 PM

These towns and cities fall 'Category 3,' meaning there have been incidents of election-related violence involving officials vying for elected posts

ELECTION HOTSPOT. The Philippine National Police identifies 18 towns and cities aa 'areas of grave concern' for the 2019 elections. Photo of ballot boxes by Mau Victa/Rappler;  Photo of police by Darren Langit/Rappler

Priority bills of Senate bets cover death penalty, tax suspension

Dec 03, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Eight senatorial hopefuls discuss the priority bills they would push for should they win in the 2019 elections

PRIORITIES. Senatorial aspirants Gary Alejano, Serge Osmeña, Francis Tolentino, Juan Ponce Enrile, Chel Diokno, Bam Aquino, Bato dela Rosa, and JV Ejercito joins CNN Philippines senatorial debate on December 2, 2018. File photos by Rappler

Enrile, Osmeña back China oil deal; Alejano says it's a trap

Dec 02, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Former senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Serge Osmeña cite China's military might to justify backing the oil and gas deal between Manila and Beijing

DEALS SIGNED. President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping declare their joint press statements following the successful expanded bilateral meeting on November 20, 2018. File photo by Malacañang

LP, Left did not form united opposition Senate slate due to 'basic differences'

Nov 24, 2018 - 6:44 PM

Neri Colmenares says he is content with being just the plus one of the '8+1' opposition senatorial slate

OPPOSITION. Makabayan candidate Neri Colmenares is missing from the Opposition slate for the 2019 elections.Screenshot from Rappler

Tony Carolino files as substitute candidate for congressman of Laguna

Nov 19, 2018 - 11:31 PM

Carolino, the mayor of Sta Maria, Laguna, replaces Felicisimo San Luis

INTERVIEW: SUPPORT. Felicisimo San Luis show his support to Atty. Tony Carolino in his filing of COC for Congressman of 4th District of Laguna. Photo from Official Photographer of Atty. Tony Carolino

Senators seek to make premature campaigning a crime

Oct 28, 2018 - 1:57 PM

The bill will attempt to supersede a 2009 Supreme Court ruling that decriminalized the provision in the Omnibus Election Code

2019 ELECTIONS. Commissioner Rowena Guanzon wait at the gates of the Comelec office in Manila to officialy close the filing of certificates of candidacy of aspirants for the May 2019 polls. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

#PHVote, fare hike, marijuana legal in Canada | Midday wRap

Oct 18, 2018 - 2:58 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Pork barrel scam, Binay vs Binay, Baste Duterte | Evening wRap

Oct 17, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

#PHVote, opposition slate, inflation, Boracay | Midday wRap

Oct 17, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Quita Chuatico

Fuel excise tax, #PHVote, Meghan Markle | Evening wRap

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:37 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

Paolo Duterte running for Davao City congressman

Oct 12, 2018 - 2:07 PM

(UPDATED) The President's son is seeking the seat to be vacated by Karlo Alexei Nograles

#PHVote2019, Pimentel files his COC, Leni Robredo | Midday wRap

Oct 11, 2018 - 12:49 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Even with potential Gilas job coming up, Guiao to still run for Congress

Oct 06, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The fiery mentor is seeking to reclaim the seat he lost to Jon Lazatin in 2016

Cabinet revamp looms as 6 to 8 Cabinet members seen to run in 2019

Oct 05, 2018 - 4:34 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte could lose as much as a fourth of his Cabinet members by October 17, if Palace officials' projections are correct

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 29th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on September 11, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Why Davao’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago has 2 Senate slates for 2019

Oct 01, 2018 - 1:28 PM

The incomplete slate to be pushed nationwide – containing only 8 names – will allow HNP's ally political parties to add 4 senatorial bets of their own choosing

Hugpong ng Pagbabago press conference on August 13, 2018 in Pasay City. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Hugpong ng Pagbabago forges alliance with Singsons of Ilocos Sur

Sep 29, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio brings her regional party to Vigan City where she addresses local government officials of Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, and Cagayan

ELECTION PREPS. The President's daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio, visits the north to consolidate the alliance of her regional party, Hugpong ng Pagbabago, with local parties in the Ilocos region. On the side, she graced the opening of Calle Brewery, a small craft beer outlet in Vigan City on Friday, September 28, 2018. She is accompanied by Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Singson, Ilocos Sur congressmen Erico Dario Singson and Deogracias Savellano, and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos. Photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Sara Duterte's Hugpong ng Pagbabago bares 2 Senate slates for 2019

Sep 28, 2018 - 10:12 PM

The Davao regional party has an 8-member lineup with its ally political parties, and a 13-member lineup just for Davao region, for the 2019 elections

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte flashes his signature pose with the officers of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) during the party's convention at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on August 17, 2018. Malacañang Photo

Sereno is not running for senator

Sep 23, 2018 - 7:39 PM

Security is reportedly one of the concerns of former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's family

JOINING PROTESTS. Former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno attends a protest commemorating the 46th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law on September 21, 2018 at Luneta Park, Manila. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Sonny Angara elected new LDP president

Sep 22, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The senator takes over the party founded by his father

NEW LDP PRESIDENT. Senator Juan Edgardo Angara speaks at an organizational meeting and fellowship dinner with Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino partymates. Photo from Office of Senator Angara

Women in top 5 of Pulse Asia poll on 2019 senatorial race

Sep 22, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Senators Grace Poe, Cynthia Villar, and Nancy Binay, Taguig City Representative Pia Cayetano, and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio lead the probable winners in the senatorial race, if elections were held in early September

TOP 5. Women dominate the top 5 of the latest Pulse Asia survey on the 2019 senatorial race. File photos by Mark Cristino (Poe), Senate PRIB (Villar), Cayetano (Rappler), Office of Senator Nancy Binay, and Manman Dejeto (Carpio),

Duterte on gun ban, Ompong, Barangay to Broadway | Evening wRap

Sep 18, 2018 - 8:45 PM

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Chair of poll watchdog PPCRV resigns after head surgery

Sep 17, 2018 - 11:26 PM

Former elections commissioner Rene Sarmiento quits as chair of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting or PPCRV

VETERAN LAWYER. Rene Sarmiento, former Commission on Elections commissioner, resigns as chair of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting. File photo from OPAPP

Duterte signs law creating 8th district for vote-rich Cavite

Sep 17, 2018 - 7:07 PM

The new district is composed of Tagaytay City, Alfonso, General Aguinaldo, Magalles, Maragondon, Mendez, Naic, and Ternate

Bong Go wants to run for senator – Duterte

Sep 07, 2018 - 9:00 PM

(UPDATED) The President himself announces that his presidential aide will seek a Senate seat in 2019

Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President paid a visit to the fire victims in Barangay 76-A Bucana in Davao City to extend assistance to the victims on August 17, 2018. Photo from the Office of Bong Go

PDP-Laban struggles for unity, survival ahead of 2019 polls

Aug 09, 2018 - 2:02 PM

(UPDATED) Aside from the infighting, PDP-Laban faces threats from other Duterte-allied parties, especially the Hugpong ng Pagbabago of President Duterte's daughter Sara Duterte Carpio

PDP Laban Assembly. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Do Bong Go’s donations, billboards violate government ethics code?

Jul 14, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The presidential aide gives away an ambulance, branded shoes, and smartphones – all from private supporters. His face and name are displayed in giant and expensive billboards. Is he violating any rules?

2019 elections pushing through unless new charter ratified early – Malacañang

Jul 12, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The bid to cancel the 2019 elections so that lawmakers can fast-track the shift to federalism does not have President Rodrigo Duterte's blessing, says his spokesman

THE DRAFT. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Majority Leader Rodolfo Farinas formally receive a copy of the draft federal constitution from the members of the Consultative Commission (Con-Com), led by former Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno. In a press briefing, Alvarez and Farinas said that the work of the Con-Com is recommendatory. They said that it is Congress, working as constituent assembly, which has the authority to propose amendments to the constitution.

Sara Duterte’s party to back Dela Rosa, Bong Go, JV Ejercito in 2019

Jun 30, 2018 - 6:54 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says Hugpong ng Pagbabago is ready to endorse the 3 allies of her father, should they decide to run in next year's Senate race

PARTY LEADER. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio's party, Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) is ready to endorse 2019 senatorial elections candidates. Photo from the City Government of Davao Facebook page

To annoy 'detractors,' Sara keeps mum on final 2019 plans

Jun 16, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'The reason I don’t say that I won’t be running for Senate is for my political detractors to feel annoyed,' says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio

PRESIDENTIAL DAUGHTER. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio in Cagayan de Oro City on June 15, 2018. Photo by Bobby Lagsa

Roque and fishermen, Roilo Golez, Trump-Kim summit | Evening wRap

Jun 11, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Agot Isidro isn't closing doors on 2019 Senate run?

Jun 11, 2018 - 2:03 PM

The Liberal Party earlier floated Agot Isidro as a potential candidate in their 'resistance slate'

SENATE RUN? Actress Agot Isidro is among the more vocal critics of President Rodrigo Duterte. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Is Kris finally considering a Senate run?

Jun 06, 2018 - 7:37 PM

At the same time, the 'Queen of All Media' says she might be better off being 'equal' with the rest of the country

KRIS IN 2019? The 'Queen of All Media' says she's going to 'pray' to reach the right decision. Screenshots from Kris Aquino's Facebook page