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Filing of candidacy for 2019 elections from October 1 to 5, 2018

Sep 08, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Party-list groups should also submit their list of nominees during the same period

COC FILING. In this file photo, aspiring bets for the May 2018 barangay elections file their certificate of candidacy at the Comelec-Manila office on April 20, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

More than a million candidates run in 2018 barangay, SK elections

Apr 23, 2018 - 11:50 AM

'This really shows the vibrancy of our democracy,' says DILG Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya, as more than a million Filipinos file their certificates of candidacy

FILING OF COCS. Barangay and SK candidates crowd the Comelec Manila office as they file their certificates of candidacy on April 14, 2018, the first day of filing. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Filing of COCs for 2018 barangay, SK polls extended to April 21

Apr 20, 2018 - 7:46 PM

(UPDATED) The Comelec cites the 'low turnout' of aspirants filing certificates of candidacy for barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan posts as the reason for the extension

COC FILING. Aspiring bets file their certificates of candidacy at Comelec-Manila on April 20, 2018 for the barangay and SK elections on May 14, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

ASEAN 2017: A wasted opportunity for the West Philippine Sea

Nov 20, 2017 - 11:00 AM

'The Philippines' chairmanship wasn't just a missed opportunity; it significantly weakened ASEAN's standing on political-security matters,' Southeast Asia expert Gregory Poling tells Rappler

ASEAN CHAIR. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte approaches the podium to deliver his keynote address during the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. Malacañang photo

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Nov 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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ASEAN avoids hitting China in Chairman's Statement

Nov 16, 2017 - 12:30 PM

ASEAN evades reference to China's militarization of the South China Sea, as it hails the 'positive momentum' in Southeast Asia's ties with China

ASEAN CHAIR. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte chairs the 31st ASEAN Summit, where Southeast Asian leaders avoid directly criticizing China over its militarization of the disputed South China Sea. Malacañang photo

Duterte, Trump hit South China Sea 'militarization'

Nov 14, 2017 - 3:08 PM

The Philippines and the US stress 'the importance of peacefully resolving disputes in the South China Sea, in accordance with international law'

BILATERAL MEETING. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Donald Trump hold a bilateral meeting on November 13, 2017, on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits hosted by the Philippines. Photo by AFP

ASEAN, China announce start of Code of Conduct talks

Nov 13, 2017 - 7:57 PM

This is the biggest milestone for the past 15 years in crafting a Code of Conduct in the disputed South China Sea

ASEAN-CHINA SUMMIT. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang joins members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the 20th ASEAN-China Summit on November 13, 2017. Photo from ASEAN Media Pool

Comelec reschedules activities for 2017 barangay, SK elections

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) Set to be enforced during the election period, the gun ban begins on October 1

Gun ban for 2017 barangay, SK polls begins September 23

Sep 14, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Meanwhile the filing of certificates of candidacy for barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan bets will be from September 23 to 30

GUN BAN. The Comelec schedules a gun ban in relation to the October 23 barangay and SK elections.

U.S., Australia, Japan to PH: Follow the ruling you won

Aug 07, 2017 - 5:13 PM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop voice their strong opposition to coercive unilateral actions in the disputed South China Sea

HAGUE RULING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano echoes President Rodrigo Duterte's stance to downplay the Hague ruling won by the Philippines against China in July 2016. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

China warns ASEAN vs 'outside parties' in South China Sea

Aug 06, 2017 - 6:45 PM

This comes after foreign ministers of ASEAN and China adopted the framework of a Code of Conduct in the disputed South China Sea

CHINA'S TOP DIPLOMAT Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi grants an interview with reporters on August 6, 2017, during the 50th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and Related Meetings. ASEAN pool photo

ASEAN ministers endorse framework code in South China Sea

Aug 05, 2017 - 5:07 PM

3rd UPDATE The Philippines says it prefers a legally binding Code of Conduct in the South China Sea but the caveat is we have to have an effective Code of Conduct

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (right) leads the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting held in Manila on August 5, 2017. ASEAN pool photo

COA to ERC: Unethical for companies to pay for inspectors' travel, lodging

Jun 07, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The Commission on Audit warns that the independence of inspectors may be impaired since power companies shoulder their travel and lodging costs

Cayetano wary of 'legally binding' rules in South China Sea

May 19, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The Code of Conduct in the South China Sea should be a non legally binding gentleman s agreement Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says

NEW DFA CHIEF. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says on May 19, 2017, that he is wary of a 'legally binding' Code of Conduct in the South China Sea. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

ASEAN Summit in Manila to tackle West PH Sea

Apr 19, 2017 - 6:21 PM

New DFA spokesman Robespierre Bolivar says the upcoming ASEAN Summit will also be a chance to show the best of the Philippines

NEW SPOKESMAN. Veteran diplomat Robespierre Bolivar, the new Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesman, says the upcoming ASEAN Summit in Manila will tackle the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) dispute among other issues. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Ilocos Sur, Laguna, Davao del Norte canvassers ordered to face Congress

May 25, 2016 - 11:12 PM

UPDATED The number of votes in the electronically and physically transmitted certificates of canvass from the 3 provinces do not match

CANVASSING. Opening of the first ballot box during the start of the congressional canvassing of votes for president and vice president. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Marcos camp questions Cebu City COC over discrepancy

May 25, 2016 - 8:05 PM

The committee reminds candidates lawyers the only documents that need to tally are the electronically and physically transmitted certificates of canvass

CANVASSING STARTS. Candidates' lawyers watch congressional staff open the first ballot box at the canvassing of votes for president and vice president on May 25, 2016. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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May 25, 2016 - 7:42 PM

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Pimentel: Pinpoint specific COCs in canvassing objections

May 24, 2016 - 6:23 PM

You can’t allege there is cheating in the election as a whole You have to pinpoint which COC is affected by your allegation says the head of the Senate panel in the canvassing committee

SENATE PANEL. Senator Aquilino Pimentel III heads the Senate panel in the joint committee with the House of Representatives, which starts on May 25, 2016, to canvass the votes for president and vice president. Rappler file photo

Comelec to double-check votes in 6 provinces

May 14, 2016 - 8:08 PM

Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim says the Comelec sitting as the National Board of Canvassers wants to double check if any municipality has been omitted from the certificates of canvass

NEW RULE. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Christian Lim says the poll body is set to double-check the canvassed votes in 6 provinces. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

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

Comelec to SC: Due process observed in Grace Poe case

Feb 10, 2016 - 10:19 AM

I explained to the Court that perhaps what is at issue is writing style: different judges write differently explains Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim

'NO DENIAL OF DUE PROCESS.' Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim says the poll body only did its mandate when it ruled to cancel the certificate of candidacy of presidential candidate Grace Poe. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Issues the SC will decide in Grace Poe case

Jan 18, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The main issue – with a number of sub issues – that will be decided after the oral arguments on January 19 is whether the presidential candidate committed material representation on her citizenship and residency

Duterte to Comelec: Cases 'water under the bridge'

Jan 15, 2016 - 4:55 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says the Comelec should dismiss petitions against him for lack of merit

VALID OR INVALID? Petitioners attack the validity of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's certificate of candidacy for president. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Supreme Court consolidates Grace Poe's petitions vs Comelec

Jan 12, 2016 - 3:33 PM

Rappler s election columnist earlier wrote The purpose of consolidation is to prevent conflicting legal findings over the same set of facts and issues

LEGAL BATTLE REACHES SC. Grace Poe has filed two petitions for certiorari before the Supreme Court after the Commission on Elections cancelled her certificate of candidacy for president in the 2016 elections. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Supreme Court: Comelec can't cancel Grace Poe's candidacy yet

Jan 12, 2016 - 2:21 PM

Voting 12 3 the High Court confirms the temporary restraining orders earlier issued by the Chief Justice on the Comelec s cancellation of the presidential aspirant s certificate of candidacy

PRESIDENTIAL BID. In this file photo, Senator Grace Poe files her certificate of candidacy for president in the 2016 elections. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Accuser replies to Grace Poe's SC petitions: 'Misguided ambition'

Jan 08, 2016 - 5:20 PM

This petition is not about being recognized as a Filipino; it is about her misguided ambition which regrettably runs roughshod against the fundamental law says petitioner Estrella Elamparo

'MISGUIDED AMBITION.' A lawyer accuses Grace Poe of bringing her legal battles to the Supreme Court just to serve her "misguided ambition" to become President. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Grace Poe's accuser defends Comelec before the Supreme Court

Jan 06, 2016 - 8:42 PM

Petitioner Antonio Contreras who has questioned Grace Poe s residency says the presidential aspirant is politicizing a legal and constitutional issue

'DISQUALIFY POE.' University professor Antonio Contreras files the 3rd petition to disqualify Senator Grace Poe from the presidential race because of her certificate of candidacy. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Duterte urges Comelec: Dismiss 1st disqualification case

Dec 28, 2015 - 4:18 PM

Martin Diño and PDP Laban also submit their memorandum before the Commission on Elections seeking to dismiss a petition to declare Diño s certificate of candidacy as void

STOP THIS. Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte wants the poll body to dismiss his first disqualification case. File photo by Rappler

Poe confident SC will act 'swiftly' on election case

Dec 26, 2015 - 12:08 PM

The camp of Senator Grace Poe will file their petition before the Supreme Court on Monday

'GENUINE CHOICE.' Senator Grace Poe says she is confident the Supreme Court will act swiftly on her petition questioning the final decision of the Commission on Elections. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

EXPLAINER: What happens if Poe doesn't get TRO before printing of ballots?

Dec 25, 2015 - 11:15 PM

The Philippines has a flawed election system where the law does not give the Comelec and the Supreme Court ample time to hear and resolve hundreds of pre election cases

Duterte welcomes 2nd disqualification case

Dec 22, 2015 - 8:05 PM

I am happy that [Rizalito David] found time to [try to] clear everything If God wants me to be there I will be there and if God does not want me there I will disappear says the presidential bet

Rappler file photo

EXPLAINER: Comelec should let Duterte run. Here's why

Dec 21, 2015 - 9:47 PM

The poll body is knocking down top presidential contenders based on a constricted application of the letter of the law rather than its spirit

'THE PUNISHER.' Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says his bad human rights record 'started as a political gimmick' of his rival, former Davao Representative Prospero Nograles. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Duterte to Comelec: Thanks for 'legal' decision

Dec 18, 2015 - 11:02 AM

UPDATED I am happy that they decided the case based on its legality says the Davao mayor

THANK YOU. Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte welcomes the Comelec decision to accept his candidacy for president. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Comelec shouldn’t accept Duterte COC, poll exec says

Dec 17, 2015 - 4:20 PM

Commissioner Guanzon is the only Comelec member who refused to accept Mayor Duterte’s certificate of candidacy

DISSENTING COMMISSIONER. Unlike 6 other Comelec members, Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says the poll body shouldn't accept Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's certificate of candidacy, at least for now. File photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Comelec accepts Duterte's presidential bid

Dec 17, 2015 - 11:37 AM

3rd UPDATE The Comelec says this means Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is now in our list of candidates

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. The Comelec has accepted Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's COC for president. Contributed photo

Grace Poe to Comelec: Let the people decide

Dec 16, 2015 - 7:10 PM

Grace Poe’s lawyer says the cancellation of the senator’s COC has affected her leaders and the number of people supporting her

'LET PEOPLE DECIDE.' Presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe appeals the decision of the Comelec First Division to bar her from running for president. File photo by Dax Simbol/Rappler

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Dec 11, 2015 - 7:44 PM

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FULL TEXT: Comelec First Division ruling vs Grace Poe

Dec 11, 2015 - 2:18 PM

Read the full text of the Comelec First Division ruling on the certificate of candidacy of Senator Grace Poe

SEN. GRACE POE/OCTOBER 29, 2015    Sen. Grace Poe speaks during Proclamation of Senatorial candidate at Club Filipino in San Juan City.    CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ARNOLD ALMACEN

Grace Poe on COC battle: I haven't been knocked out

Dec 11, 2015 - 1:14 PM

Presidential candidate Grace Poe says the fight will still go on despite a new ruling against her candidacy

SEN. ESCUDERO & SEN. POE /OCTOBER 2, 2015 Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Sen.Grace Poe interview by local media at Almond Hotel in Butuan City. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ARNOLD ALMACEN. Photo by Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Comelec told: Poe misled voters about citizenship

Dec 07, 2015 - 6:04 PM

Petitioner Estrella Elamparo asks the poll body s Second Division to reconsider part of its ruling

Members of the Comelec Second Division believe there was no deliberate attempt on the senator's part to mislead, misinform or hide her citizenship issues from voters when she filed her COC for president in the 2016 elections. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/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

Poe reacts to Roxas: You knew about my election 'issues'

Dec 05, 2015 - 12:46 AM

The survey front runner shoots back at the administration bet: Wala naman akong sinisikreto Bilang isang DILG secretary noon alam niya siguro ang lahat pati nga ang background namin

POE REACTS. Senator Grace Poe responds to Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas, who said she 'hid' her citizenship and residency issues from the party when they invited her to run as vice president. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Senate tribunal upholds decision in favor of Grace Poe

Dec 03, 2015 - 1:26 PM

2ND UPDATE The 3 Supreme Court justices in the SET – who affirmed their vote to disqualify the senator – will inhibit themselves from the case should it be elevated to the High Court

CHALLENGES. Senator Grace Poe answers questions related to the disqualification cases filed against her. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte to Comelec: I'm ready to accept any decision

Nov 28, 2015 - 11:10 AM

I m telling the Comelec now Go ahead decide the way you want it as you see it legally Do not worry about me I can accept any decision from you the Davao mayor says in response to his first disqualification case

READY. 'Let the Comelec decide,' says Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on the disqualification case against him. Contributed photo

Duterte faces 1st petition vs presidential bid

Nov 27, 2015 - 6:09 PM

The petitioner says Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte cannot substitute for Martin Diño whose candidacy is null and void to begin with

INVALID CANDIDACY? Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who filed his certificate of candidacy (in photo) on November 27, 2015, faces the first petition against his presidential bid. A petitioner says he cannot substitute for Martin Diño, whose candidacy for president was invalid to begin with. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Grace Poe: Let Rodrigo Duterte run for president

Nov 27, 2015 - 3:57 PM

UPDATED The presidential aspirant says the people should be the ones to decide on the political fate of the Davao mayor

THE MORE, THE MERRIER. Senator Grace Poe (middle) says in a news conference on November 27, 2015 that the people should decide on the fate of candidates. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler.

Duterte files COC for president

Nov 27, 2015 - 12:08 PM

3rd UPDATE Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte files his COC for president shortly after he withdrew his candidacy for mayor

COC FOR PRESIDENT. Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (second from right) and Sara Duterte-Carpio hold up their certificates of candidacy for president and mayor, respectively, on November 27, 2015. Photo by Editha Caduaya/Rappler

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Oct 29, 2015 - 7:20 AM

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