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The Commission on Elections also says a total of 2.8 million voters registered for the plebiscite, exceeding the target
Voting is now scheduled to take place from 6 am to 6 pm, extended by an hour
Kontra Daya asks Comelec to hold purveyors of lies accountable
Voting will take place on January 21, 2019, for ARMM, Cotabato City, and Isabela City as scheduled. Lanao del Norte, North Cotabato, and LGUs that petitioned to take part will vote on February 6, 2019.
'It may just cause you to be more forthright with how much you’re spending when creating that content,' says Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez
On the top spot of the initial list is Bayan Muna party-list while Mocha Uson's AA-Kasosyo party-list is at the bottom in the 181st spot
'To await the start of the election period might become too late for us,' La Union 2nd District Representative Sandra Eriguel says in her request to the Comelec
The poll body resolves the row among factions in President Rodrigo Duterte's party: only nominations signed by the Pimentel group are recognized
Rival Edgardo Zaragosa asks Comelec to cancel Chavit Singson's certificate of candidacy, saying the political kingpin cannot be living in a small house with one parking slot located near a piggery
Lawyer Jude Sabio tells the Comelec it won't look good if 'a legal archenemy of President Duterte' is declared a nuisance senatorial candidate
Siquijor Representative Ramon Rocamora says mandatory debates for all candidates would help voters make informed choices on election day
(3rd UPDATE) Among them is Jude Josue Sabio, the lawyer who filed a complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court
Contiguous local government units have until October 31 to petition the Comelec for inclusion in the January 2019 plebiscite to be part of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region
I heard a proposal that only those who finished college should run, which is stupid, because everyone should be free to run. I'd rather that all senatorial candidates bring a picture of their libraries.
The Comelec says internal fighting within President Rodrigo Duterte's party has confused its local candidates as well
A total of 152 individuals have filed certificates of candidacy for senator
From Ilocos Norte to Davao City, local bets rush to file their certificates of candidacies on the last day of filing
'We trust that those who are currently in the administration will respect the authority of the Comelec,' says elections spokesperson James Jimenez
Revilla's wife, Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado Revilla, files his certificate of candidacy
Among them are Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr for Bohol governor, congresswoman Kaka Bag-ao for Dinagat Islands governor, and actor Edu Manzano for San Juan City congressman
The opposition coalition, led by the Liberal Party, will field only 8 senatorial candidates
The senatorial aspirant – a senior citizen – is rushed to the hospital after collapsing, says the Commission on Elections
As supporters of opposition senate bet Chel Diokno shout 'Never again to Martial Law,' Imee Marcos says she only hears supporters chant 'Imee, solusyon'
Malacañang says that while Go may have had more than the allowed number of companions, he didn't mean to 'bring' them along
Will their brand of politics – staunch critics of martial law and dictatorship – work to counter the Duterte magic?
Senator Paolo Benigno 'Bam' Aquino IV reminds voters that he was among those who opposed the tax reform law from the beginning
Roxas dares critics to check official records and see if he is linked to any misuse of calamity or Yolanda funds
Among them are Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, and the Villafuertes of Camarines Sur, all running for reelection
Saying he intends to fight the 'criminal, immoral' Duterte regime, lawyer Jude Sabio files his certificate of candidacy through a representative
(3rd UPDATE) The Commission on Elections admits there was 'special treatment' for the filing of Bong Go's certificate of candidacy 'considering the personalities involved'
Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito will be using 'Ejercito Estrada JV' as his official name and 'Estrada JV' as his alias on the 2019 elections ballot
Elections spokesman James Jimenez takes responsibility for a university launch of the project where the image of an actress in a bathing suit was flashed onscreen
Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano vows to fight for the security of every Filipino family and to uphold Philippine sovereignty against China if he wins a Senate seat
Save the Children Philippines calls on candidates in the local elections next year to support the implementation of the Children's Emergency Relief and Protection Act of 2016
A total of 185 organizations have filed applications to participate in 2019 party-list elections
Gabriela and Kabataan supporters exchange jeers with pro-Duterte crowds on the second day of filing of certificates of candidacy
Among them are presidential son Paolo Duterte for Davao City congressman, Senator Francis Escudero for Sorsogon governor, and Isko Moreno for Manila mayor
(UPDATED) But the senatorial hopeful whose tagline is 'Hindi ako bobo!' – I'm not stupid – offers a different explanation for the delay in filing his certificate of candidacy
The Commission on Elections vows to quickly decide on other 'intra-party' controversies so clear up confusions as soon as the filing of COCs is over
‘Wala namang masama kung maniwala ka sa feng shui, 'di ba?’ asks senatorial bet Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa as he filed his certificate of candidacy or COC
(UPDATED) Asked who between siblings Junjun and Abby she is closer to, reelectionist Senator Nancy Binay replies, 'Sino ba ang kasama ko ngayon?'
Vice Governor Harold Imperial of the Liberal Party is running for governor against his godfather, reelectionist Al Francis Bichara of the Nacionalista Party
But Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon also reminds so-called nuisance bets: democracy is not a joke
Here are notable aspirants for various local elective positions on the first day of filing of certificates of candidacy for the May 2019 elections
'If you file the wrong form, it’s like you didn’t file a COC,' Comelec spokesman James Jimenez says
Liberal party bet Samira Gutoc Tomawis and Bayan Muna representative Neri Colmenares arrive at the Comelec headquarters with hundreds of supporters in tow
The only two mayors who are on their final terms are running for governor and vice mayor
The singer submits a certificate of nomination and acceptance from what party president Koko Pimentel calls a 'rogue' PDP-Laban
Tondo singer Magtira, who once claimed he was the former husband of Kris Aquino, again professes his love during the filing of candidacies. He's joined by Anson Tuana, who claims to be an old flame of Mocha Uson.
Dr Willie Ong is one of the bets banking on their huge social media following as they file their certificates of candidacy for the 2019 elections