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Duterte to name more Comelec members as 2 Lims retire

Feb 02, 2018 - 6:56 PM

Comelec commissioners Christian Lim and Arthur Lim retire from the poll body, which is bracing for a possible plebiscite for a new Philippine constitution

POLL BODY. Comelec Commissioners Christian Lim (3rd from left) and Arthur Lim (5th) retire from the poll body on February 2, 2017. Photo courtesy of Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

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Jun 24, 2016 - 1:49 PM

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All Comelec commissioners hit Chairman Bautista

Jun 23, 2016 - 10:26 PM

With a heavy heart Comelec commissioners criticize the failed leadership of the Commission on Elections

COMELEC EN BANC. All 6 Comelec commissioners criticize their chairman, Andres Bautista, over a range of issues after the May 9 elections. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Overseas absentee voting: Duterte, Marcos win

May 14, 2016 - 11:24 PM

In the tight vice presidential race the difference between the overseas votes of Ferdinand Marcos Jr and Leni Robredo is around 86 700

Overseas voter turnout highest in a decade

May 14, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim says 432 706 overseas Filipinos voted during the OAV from April 9 to May 9

OVERSEAS VOTING. A migrant Filipino joins the overseas absentee voting held in Ottawa, Canada, to elect the Philippines' next president and other national leaders. Photo courtesy of DFA Public Information Services Unit

Comelec: No formal complaints over vote receipts

May 07, 2016 - 12:24 PM

Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim appeals to journalists and opinion makers ‘not to magnify’ unverified reports ‘out of proportion’

'SHOW US PROOF.' Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista urges those with complaints on voters receipts to back up their  allegations with proof. Photo from Comeled EIID

9 overseas voters face probe over ballot selfies

Apr 30, 2016 - 5:11 PM

Anyone found guilty of taking selfies with a ballot on election day can spend up to 6 years in jail

10% of machines in overseas absentee voting 'defective'

Apr 28, 2016 - 8:20 PM

The Comelec presses Smartmatic on why 13 out of 130 vote counting machines have malfunctioned during overseas absentee voting

VOTING MACHINES. The Philippines' vote-counting machines for May 9, 2016, have been manufactured by Smartmatic, which provided the same machines in the Philippines' first two automated elections. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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Apr 28, 2016 - 7:17 PM

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Record-breaking: 200,000 overseas Filipinos vote

Apr 28, 2016 - 2:17 PM

This surpasses the voter turnout in the same period in 2010 and 2013 Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim says Target figure is 40 50 by end of voting period

OVERSEAS VOTING. A migrant Filipino joins the overseas absentee voting held in Ottawa, Canada, to elect the Philippines' next president and other national leaders. Photo courtesy of DFA Public Information Services Unit

Mall voting would've shown ideal polls – Comelec chair

Apr 27, 2016 - 8:26 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says some of his colleagues just want to hold elections any kind of elections while he wants orderly and credible elections

PROPOSAL SCRAPPED. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says it's a loss that his colleagues decided to vote against his mall voting proposal two weeks before elections. File photo courtesy of Comelec EID

OFWs can campaign outside embassies – Comelec

Apr 21, 2016 - 9:36 AM

The Comelec says it cannot ban campaigning outside Philippine embassies because that’s already beyond Philippine territory

CAMPAIGN RULES. Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim says the poll body can't ban campaigning overseas except in Philippine embassies in host countries. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Comelec hit for crackdown on false claims of fraud

Apr 14, 2016 - 9:39 PM

Human rights group Centerlaw says the Comelec’s threat of prosecution produces a chilling effect on free speech

COMELEC WARNING. The Comelec says voters who falsely claim election fraud might face prosecution. The Philippines on May 9, 2016, is holding its 3rd automated elections using the machines of technology provider Smartmatic. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Comelec to sue voters falsely claiming fraud

Apr 13, 2016 - 6:05 PM

Netizens spreading false reports about election fraud undermine the electoral process says Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim

WARNING VOTERS. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Arthur Lim (right) says it's an election offense to make false claims about election fraud. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Overseas voting: 4 poll machines malfunction

Apr 11, 2016 - 6:08 PM

UPDATED Commissioner Arthur Lim says the malfunctioning machines present a minor problem These machines represent only 3 of the 134 vote counting machines deployed overseas

BACK IN WAREHOUSE. Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim says 4 vote-counting machines, which had initially been deployed overseas, will be brought back to this warehouse in Santa Rosa, Laguna, after malfunctioning. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

‘Political instability’ feared if Grace Poe wins

Mar 24, 2016 - 11:09 AM

The Comelec says Grace Poe remains vulnerable to election protests because her citizenship ‘is still hanging in the air’

LEADING CANDIDATE. The silhouette of Philippine presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe is seen during a presentation at the 8th 'Go Negosyo Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit' in Pasay City, Philippines, on February 8, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Comelec appeals SC ruling on Grace Poe

Mar 22, 2016 - 4:18 PM

Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim stresses that the Supreme Court remains divided on presidential bet Senator Grace Poe s citizenship

NEW APPEAL. Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim says the poll body is appealing the Supreme Court's ruling that favors presidential bet Senator Grace Poe. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Supreme Court allows Grace Poe to run for president

Mar 08, 2016 - 3:10 PM

5th UPDATE The vote is 9 6 in favor of the presidential candidate

All memos in: SC to decide soon on Grace Poe case

Feb 23, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Rappler rounds up the main points in the memorandums filed by the parties involved in the disqualification case against presidential candidate Grace Poe

AFTER ORAL ARGUMENTS. All parties in the disqualification case against presidential candidate Grace Poe now await the Supreme Court decision. File photos by Rappler

SC told: Grace Poe as foundling ‘half the story’

Feb 17, 2016 - 8:14 AM

Did the Supreme Court in oral arguments gloss over the presidential candidate’s renunciation of PH citizenship?

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SC justice: Comelec may have deprived Grace Poe of due process

Feb 09, 2016 - 7:08 PM

Justice Francis Jardeleza says the poll body s decision to cancel the presidential bet s candidacy is like saying Foundlings are not natural born until they produce DNA evidence

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Feb 03, 2016 - 12:43 PM

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4 key issues that divide SC justices in Grace Poe case

Feb 03, 2016 - 9:39 AM

The Supreme Court ponders its role as it weighs evidence on presidential candidate Grace Poe’s residency and citizenship

Comelec exec: 'Sad plight of foundlings' not yet an SC issue

Feb 03, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim says sentiments raised about foundlings are valid but Grace Poe unfortunately isn t natural born under the Constitution

LEAD COUNSEL. Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim is the poll body's lead counsel in the petitions filed by Senator Grace Poe at the Supreme Court. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Not natural-born? Foundlings will be deprived of these rights...

Feb 02, 2016 - 8:06 PM

UPDATED Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno lists the implications on foundlings if Grace Poe is disqualified based on her citizenship: Look this is the bill of prohibition against you nail it on a door

IMPLICATIONS ON FOUNDLINGS. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says the disqualification case of presidential candidate Grace Poe has profound implications on foundlings. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sereno to Comelec: What proof do you want from Grace Poe?

Feb 02, 2016 - 6:19 PM

Commissioner Arthur Lim says the presidential contender could have presented DNA test results baptismal records family photos to prove she is natural born

COMELEC AT SC. Commissioners Rowena Guanzon Arthur Lim represent the Commission on Elections during the oral arguments of the Supreme Court on the disqualification case against presidential aspirant and Senator Grace Poe. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Jan 19, 2016 - 12:49 PM

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Ex-Corona prosecutor is Comelec lead counsel vs Poe

Jan 15, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim is the poll body s lead counsel in the cases filed against it by Senator Grace Poe before the Supreme Court

LEAD COUNSEL. Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim, the poll body's lead counsel in the cases filed by Senator Grace Poe, once served as a private prosecutor in the impeachment trial of then chief justice Renato Corona. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Comelec adopts Guanzon comment vs Grace Poe

Jan 12, 2016 - 3:56 PM

We shall not be sidetracked by any other issues Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim says in a rare media briefing

COMMENT ADOPTED. The Commission on Elections decides to adopt the comment filed by Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon (in photo) against Senator Grace Poe before the Supreme Court. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Elections chief disowns Guanzon's comment vs Poe

Jan 08, 2016 - 9:14 PM

Election Chairman Andres Bautista issues a memo to Commissioner Rowena Guanzon for filing an unauthorized comment with the Supreme Court

CHAIRMAN BYPASSED. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista questions Commissioner Rowena Guanzon for filing a comment against Senator Grace Poe before the Supreme Court. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Comelec fights back vs Poe before the Supreme Court

Jan 07, 2016 - 5:45 PM

The Comelec says it did not commit any grave abuse of discretion when it barred Grace Poe s presidential bid

PROTEST OUTSIDE SC. A Filipino police officer stands guard in front of a banner of Senator Grace Poe during a demonstration in front of the Supreme Court on December 28, 2015, against the Commission on Elections ruling to bar Poe from running for Philippine president. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Grace Poe nemesis declared nuisance bet

Dec 09, 2015 - 5:28 PM

UPDATED The Comelec says Rizalito David ‘has no bona fide intention to run’ for president but he says he plans to go to the Supreme Court

RESIGN. Petitioner Rizalito David asks 5 members of the Senate Electoral Tribunal who voted in favor of Grace Poe to resign if the Supreme Court rules that she is not natural-born Filipino. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Poe camp leaves inhibition up to Comelec execs

Dec 07, 2015 - 4:16 PM

The senator s lawyer believes the 3 commissioners who ruled against Poe can still change their minds

APPEAL. George Garcia, lawyer of presidential candidate and senator Grace Poe, presents to media the 63-page motion for reconsideration they filed at the Comelec Second Division on Monday, December 7. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Lawyer asks Comelec: Why prioritize disqualification cases vs Grace Poe?

Dec 03, 2015 - 10:59 PM

When there are about 100 others considered nuisance bets why tackle first the case vs a major candidate Poe s lawyer asks

NO DECEPTION. Senator Grace Poe says she is not trying to deceive anyone when she made 'honest mistakes' in her certificate of candidacy for senator in 2013. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Cancellation of Poe's candidacy: 'Comelec execs can't be dictated to'

Dec 02, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Lawyer Manuelito Luna believes Comelec commissioners are independent minded and will decide fairly on Poe s cases

EXPECTED DECISION? Senator Grace Poe says her camp expected the decision of a Commission on Elections division that ruled in favor of her accuser, Estrella Elamparo. File photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

CA confirms Comelec commissioner Arthur Lim

Mar 11, 2015 - 3:18 PM

The Commission on Elections however still lacks a chairman and two more commissioners nearly a year before the 2016 elections

SWORN IN. Commission on Elections commissioner Arthur Lim takes his oath of office on July 25, 2014, before then Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. Photo courtesy of Comelec

Public bidding best option for PCOS repairs?

Jan 08, 2015 - 7:37 PM

Comelec commissioners Luie Guia and Arthur Lim do not favor directly contracting Smartmatic for repairs on the PCOS machines

PCOS MACHINE. The existing 80,000 PCOS machines would have to be refurbished for the 2016 polls. File photo by John Javellana

Comelec welcomes new commissioner Arthur Lim

Jul 28, 2014 - 12:01 PM

Lim dismisses claims that his appointment was a reward following his stint as private prosecutor in the Corona impeachment trial in 2012

WARM WELCOME. New Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim (right) sits beside Chairman Sixto Brillantes in a conference with the media on Monday, July 28. Photo by Michael Bueza/ Rappler

Padaca speaks out on Comelec departure

Jul 27, 2014 - 6:27 PM

Padaca says that she continues to be grateful to President Aquino for the distinct privilege of serving the country as Comelec commissioner for almost two years

Padaca out, Arthur Lim in as new Comelec commissioner

Jul 25, 2014 - 7:16 PM

Lim is identified as being among the private prosecutors in the impeachment trial of ousted chief justice Renato Corona in 2013

File photo of Arthur Lim

Replay: Familiar moments in Corona, Erap trials

Mar 28, 2012 - 4:35 PM

Some moments in the Corona trial look very familiar like we witnessed them once before during the impeachment trial of Joseph Estrada

Lingua Corona: Impeachment Lingo 101

Feb 11, 2012 - 5:39 PM

After 4 weeks of trial Rappler puts together an impeachment lexicon for your honors counsels witnesses viewers and well dummies

#CoronaTrial: Day 15

Feb 09, 2012 - 6:57 PM

Day 15: PSBank president back on witness stand and grilled by senator judges Pascual Garcia III stands firm in not disclosing info related to foreign currency deposits allegedly owned by Chief Justice Corona BPI Ayala branch manager testifies

#CoronaTrial: Day 12

Feb 06, 2012 - 6:47 PM

Day 12: Defense grills BIR chief Henares; Session suspended for nearly 2 hours to tackle motion for subpoena of Corona accounts which they granted

IMPEACHMENT COURT. Senators at the start of day 12.

#CoronaTrial: Day 7

Jan 26, 2012 - 6:28 PM

Day 7: BIR chief continues testimony reveals tax records of Corona daughters

Who is Arthur Lim?

Jan 25, 2012 - 8:25 PM

He handled a case that eventually forced the resignation of an SC justice

#CoronaTrial: Day 6

Jan 25, 2012 - 5:45 PM

Day 6: BIR chief Kim Henares testifies presents tax records of Chief Justice Corona and wife