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Comelec to hear petition seeking to cancel Duterte Youth registration

Dec 06, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Petitioners say Duterte Youth is the only organization since the institution of the party list to have been granted registration without completing publication and hearing requirements

LEGAL BATTLES. Duterte Youth's seat in the 18th Congress remains vacant as the party faces several complaints filed against it at the Comelec. Photo by Jire Carreon

Comelec summons Cardema over 'misrepresentation' for trying to be youth nominee

Nov 28, 2019 - 5:30 PM

The Commission on Elections' Law Department issues a subpoena ordering Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema to attend a hearing, after a complaint was filed against him for material misrepresentation

POLL BODY. The Commission on Elections headquarters at the Palacio Del Gobernador in Intramuros, Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Comelec's Guanzon: 'No legal basis' to accept Cardema's withdrawal of nomination

Nov 27, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon maintains that Ronald Cardema's notice of withdrawal cannot be valid in the first place since it was filed 4 months past the deadline

INDEPENDENT VOICE. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's withdrawal of his nomination was done past the deadline at the close of polls on election day. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cayetano, House leaders ask Comelec to proclaim Duterte Youth, Senior Citizens

Nov 26, 2019 - 1:55 PM

(UPDATED) Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon slams the House resolution, saying it 'encroaches' on the poll body's independence

PRESSURE ON COMELEC? House leaders file a resolution asking the Commission on Elections to proclaim two embattled party-list groups. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Comelec accepts Duterte Youth chair Cardema's withdrawal of nomination

Nov 26, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Despite this, Duterte Youth will not yet be able to assume a seat in the House of Representatives as the Commission on Elections has yet to issue the group's certificate of proclamation

OUT OF HOUSE. Former Youth Commissioner and Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema earlier moved to withdraw his nomination despite months of asserting its validity before the Comelec. File Photo by Jire Carreon

Poll lawyer vows to challenge Duterte Youth's moves 'till the end'

Sep 28, 2019 - 1:58 PM

'Never nangyari na ganito kasama 'yung situation na binaboy nang husto 'yung party list system,' Eeection lawyer Emil Marañon says of the Duterte Youth's attempts to enter Congress

POLL LAWYER. Election lawyer Emil Marañon in a Rappler Talk on September 23, 2019. Screenshot from Rappler

Not yet proclaimed, Duterte Youth uses House seal to represent itself

Sep 27, 2019 - 8:20 PM

This is a misrepresentation, considering that the Comelec has yet to issue the group's certificate of proclamation, which is a requirement for a nominee to assume a seat in the House

EMBATTLED PARTY. Duterte Youth members and party chair Ronald Cardema (front, center) hold a press conference on August 17, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon

Poll lawyer urges Comelec: Rectify errors with Duterte Youth

Sep 26, 2019 - 5:12 PM

'We keep on making a lot of exceptions to accommodate certain people and because of this, what will happen to our rules? Who will respect it?' says election lawyer Emil Marañon

IN LIMBO. Duterte Youth's seat in the House of Representatives remains vacant pending several petitions lodged against it and its nominees.  File photo by Jire Carreon

Guanzon: Travesty to allow new Duterte Youth substitutes

Sep 24, 2019 - 1:04 PM

The Commission on Elections 'must, with all its might, resist any attempt at manipulation by those who are consumed by their own ignoble self-interest,' says poll commissioner Rowena Guanzon

INDEPENDENT VOICE. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon in a Rappler Talk on August 23, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Comelec approves Duterte Youth's new substitute nominees

Sep 23, 2019 - 1:02 PM

(UPDATED) This comes despite Comelec rules stating the deadline for withdrawals and substitution of nominees of party-list groups is before the close of polls on election day

DUTERTE YOUTH. The Comelec approves the second wave of substitute nominees for Duterte Youth. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Election lawyer Emil Marañon on what's next for Duterte Youth's Cardema

Sep 23, 2019 - 11:23 AM

Election lawyer Emil Marañon opposes Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema's congressional bid. Watch Rappler's interview with him on Monday, September 23.

Ex-poll chair Brillantes urges Comelec: Don't act on Cardema's withdrawal yet

Sep 18, 2019 - 6:53 PM

Former poll chair Sixto Brillantes Jr and election lawyer Emil Marañon also ask the Comelec to probe into Duterte Youth chair Ronald Cardema's allegations against Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

POLL BODY. The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) office at the Palacio Del Gobernador in Intramuros, Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Cardema withdraws as Duterte Youth's nominee

Sep 16, 2019 - 1:59 PM

(UPDATED) Duterte Youth chair Ronald Cardema makes a move to end his own congressional bid, citing Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon's 'public harassment' as the reason for his withdrawal

WITHDRAW NOMINATION. Duterte Youth chair Ronald Cardema makes a move to end his own congressional bid. Photo by Jire Carreon

Comelec asked to disqualify Duterte Youth from party list

Sep 03, 2019 - 6:28 PM

The petitioners argue Duterte Youth's party-list registration should be deemed void from the beginning as it failed to meet jurisdictional requirements of publication and public hearing

'VOID AB INITIO.' Youth leaders files their petition seeking to cancel the registration of Duterte Youth on September 3, 2019. Photo from election lawyer Emilio Marañon III

Guanzon vows to file libel case vs Cardema

Aug 24, 2019 - 7:58 PM

'You can file libel within 365 days so I'll file libel on the 364th day so that it will give him suspense,' says Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

LEGAL ACTION. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon in a Rappler Talk on August 23, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Guanzon on speaking out vs Cardema: 'It's my duty to defend Comelec'

Aug 23, 2019 - 11:19 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon addresses Duterte Youth chair Ronald Cardema' allegations against her, saying he's only trying to distract everyone from the fact that he is unqualified to sit in Congress

DEFENDING COMELEC. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon in a Rappler Talk interview on August 23, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

As Comelec decides his fate, Cardema eyes impeachment case vs Guanzon

Aug 19, 2019 - 5:37 PM

The Duterte Youth chairman only offers hearsay, and doesn't cite any impeachable offense committed by the commissioner, who has voted against his party list nomination

WORD WAR. After the cancellation of his nomination, Duterte Youth chair Ronald Cardema says he wants to file impeachment and extortion complaints against Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon. Photo by Jire Carreon

From 'lason sa daga' to goat 'army': Guanzon roasts Cardema on Twitter

Aug 19, 2019 - 9:45 AM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon tweets about an 'overaged, trying hard name-dropper'

Palace to Duterte Youth's Cardema: Why drag us in your fight vs Guanzon?

Aug 18, 2019 - 2:17 PM

'Unang-una, wala naman kaming pakialam sa ginagawa [niya]. We will not intrude into anything that does not concern the Palace,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

CARDEMA VS GUANZON. Ex-NYC chair and Duterte Youth president Ronald Cardema holds a press conference on August 17, 2019 to accuse Comelec Commission Rowena Guanzon of extortion. File photo by Jire Carreon

Responding to Cardema, poll exec Guanzon tweets rat poison picture

Aug 17, 2019 - 6:19 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says she will not be intimidated into inhibiting from the case against Cardema’s congressional bid

NOT INTIMIDATED. File photo of Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cardema claims Guanzon harassed Duterte Youth for political favors

Aug 17, 2019 - 4:20 PM

It is unclear how the disqualified party-list nominee could have granted the favors the poll official supposedly asked him

ASPIRING POLITICIAN. Former Youth Commissioner and Duterte Youth Party-list President Ronald Cardema holds a press conference in Quezon City on August 17, 2019. August 17, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Stretching the rules: Duterte Youth's bid for Congress

Aug 16, 2019 - 6:21 PM

The twists and turns of Duterte Youth have been widely criticized across the political spectrum, but the group isn't done yet

Duterte Youth's Cardema appeals cancellation of party-list nomination

Aug 14, 2019 - 4:05 PM

(UPDATED) 'I don't know who is giving him legal advice,' says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon, who has been consistent in her stand that Ronald Cardema is not qualified

NOT OVER. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema continues to gun for a seat in Congress despite being unqualified to represent the youth sector. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Party-list bloc 'respects' cancellation of Cardema nomination

Aug 14, 2019 - 1:30 PM

1-Pacman Representative Michael Romero says that while the party-list bloc recognizes Duterte Youth as a winning group in the 2019 polls, they have yet to recognize its nominee

OUT OF HIS POST. Malacañang says Ronald Cardema is considered resigned as chairman of the National Youth Commission since he filed a petition for substitution as Duterte Youth party nominee. File photo from National Youth Commission

Election lawyers, youth leaders seek to block Duterte Youth's new nominees

Aug 13, 2019 - 12:12 PM

(UPDATED) Former poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr also backs the petition of Millenials PH against Duterte Youth's withdrawal and substitution of new nominees

SECOND ATTEMPT. Duterte Youth's nominees withdraw their substitution bids for new nominees to again file for substitution after chairman Ronald Cardema's (extreme right) nomination is cancelled by the Comelec first division. Photo from Duterte Youth

Guanzon seeks probe into ‘misrepresentation’ in Cardema's nomination document

Aug 07, 2019 - 8:04 PM

Duterte Youth's Ronald Cardema may face criminal charges for violating the Omnibus Election Code

FOLLOW RULES. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon files a memorandum with the poll body's Law Department to probe Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema over possible material misrepresentation in his CONA. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

After Cardema nomination canceled, other Duterte Youth nominees withdraw

Aug 07, 2019 - 6:41 PM

Ducielle Marie Suarez, wife of Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema, is now the party's second nominee

DUTERTE YOUTH. Duterte Youth's nominees withdraw their substitution bids after chairman Ronald Cardema's (extreme right) nomination is cancelled by the Comelec first division. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Comelec's Guanzon: Cardema bid 'clear attempt' to circumvent law

Aug 06, 2019 - 3:43 PM

Comelec Commissioner Guanzon also says Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's ineligibilty to serve as representative of the youth sector is 'unmistakable'

INDEPENDENT VOICE. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's ineligibilty to serve as youth representative in the Lower House is 'unmistakable'. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PODCAST: Makakalusot ba si Ronald Cardema ng Duterte Youth sa Kongreso?

Jun 21, 2019 - 4:54 PM

Sa podcast na ito, pag-uusapan nila Comelec reporter Sofia Tomacruz at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan ang iba't ibang panig ng isyu tungkol kay Ronald Cardema na hindi pa nareresolba kahit papalapit na ang pagbukas ng bagong Kongreso

Comelec to withhold Duterte Youth's certificate of proclamation

Jun 19, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says the poll body will hold off on issuing a certificate of proclamation to Duterte Youth until petitions vs party chairman Ronald Cardema are resolved

DUTERTE YOUTH. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema (extreme right) faces petitions filed before Comelec challenging his bid for a party-list seat in Congress. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ice Seguerra calls out Cardema's Congress bid

Jun 18, 2019 - 5:08 PM

'Ito lang masasabi ko, you have to be accountable for what you did to the NYC to achieve your political plans,' says singer and former National Youth Commission Ice Seguerra

ACCOUNTABILITY. Former NYC chair ICe Seguerra says Duterte Youth's Ronald Cardema should be held accountable for possibly using his government position to campaign for the party in the lead up to the 2019 elections. Photo of Seguerra by Martin San Diego/Rappler; Photo of Cardema from National Youth Commission

Another petition vs Duterte Youth's Cardema filed with Comelec

Jun 17, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Millennials PH asks the Commission on Elections to cancel Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema's bid for a party-list seat, citing his 'attempt to mislead, misinform, or hide the fact that he is ineligible'

OPPOSTION FILED. Another opposition vs Duterte Youth Ronald Cardema was filed before the poll body on June 17, 2019. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ex-poll chief Brillantes, Macalintal back calls to junk Cardema's Congress bid

Jun 17, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Veteran election lawyers throw their support behind the petition seeking to cancel Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's nomination and withhold his certificate of proclamation

ELECTION EXPERTS. Veteran election lawyers (L-R) Romulo Macalintal and former poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr support calls urging the Comelec to reject Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's bid for Congress. Photo of Macalintal by Angie de Silva/Rappler; Photo of Brillantes by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

Too old to be youth official, Cardema now says he represents ‘professionals’

Jun 11, 2019 - 6:27 PM

Election lawyer Emil Marañon III says Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema's nomination should be cancelled due to the misrepresentation

DUTERTE YOUTH. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema is pictured at the proclamation of winning party-lists in the 2019 elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec's Guanzon: Duterte Youth's accreditation can be canceled

Jun 11, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon issues the warning after Duterte Youth fails to publish its new set of nominees 5 days after it received the poll body's resolution

POLL COMMISSIONER. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says Duterte Youth can loose its accreditation if it did not comply with order to publish its new set of nominees. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec hears petitions vs Duterte Youth's Cardema

Jun 11, 2019 - 9:02 AM

The Commission on Elections en banc tackles oppositions filed against Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema and his qualifications to be a representative in Congress

POLL BODY. The Commission on Elections holds a hearing on Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's substitution bid. Fie photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Cardema's party should have been dismissed – Comelec's Guia

Jun 06, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Commission on Elections Commissioner Luie Tito Guia says Ronald Cardema's party-list group Duterte Youth should not have been accredited in the first place

GUIA'S STAND. Comelec Commissioner Luie Tito Guia says Ronald Cardema's party-list group, Duterte Youth, should not have been accredited in the first place. Photo courtesy of Comelec

Comelec's Guanzon: Cardema cannot sit in Congress until age issue resolved

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:13 PM

'Walang uupo na rep ang D Youth (Duterte Youth) until the DQ (disqualification) versus Cardema is resolved,' says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

QUALIFIED? Experts argue Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema is not qualified to serve as a representative for the youth sector in Congress as he is 4 years over the age limit. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

‘Where’s the credibility, Comelec?’

Jun 04, 2019 - 8:02 PM

Filipinos react to the Commission on Elections' decision approving the last-minute bid of Ronald Cardema to become a party-list nominee

Duterte Youth's Cardema to remain on PMA board of advisers

Jun 04, 2019 - 7:53 PM

PMA Spokesman Major Rey Afan says Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema will keep his seat in the school's board of advisers 'per protocol'

ADVISER. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema (front, 3rd left) stands as a member of the Philippine Military Academy over a decade after he was dismissed as a cadet. Sourced photo

Comelec's Guanzon dissents, says Cardema bid mocks democracy

Jun 04, 2019 - 6:45 PM

(UPDATED) The Commission on Elections 'cannot sit idly by and allow this unabashed mockery and assault to our democratic processes and institutions to go unchastised,' says poll commissioner Rowena Guanzon

INDEPENDENT VOICE. Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon is the lone dissenter in the Comelec resolution giving due course to the nomination of Ronald Cardema as substitute nominee of Duterte Youth. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LOOK: Duterte Youth’s Cardema attends House party-list bloc meeting

Jun 04, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Ronald Cardema meets with other party-list lawmakers on the same day the Comelec grants his petition to be the first nominee of Duterte Youth in the 18th Congress

NOT A CONGRESSMAN YET. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema is seen at the party-list bloc's meeting at Batasang Pambansa on June 4, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Comelec approves substitution bid of Duterte Youth's Cardema

Jun 04, 2019 - 4:38 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The poll body's decision means Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema is a step closer to assuming the post as party-list representative in the incoming 18th Congress

DUTERTE YOUTH. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema attends the proclamation of winning party-lists on May 22, 2019 despite the poll body still having to release a decision on his substitution bid Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Dismissed as PMA cadet, Duterte Youth's Cardema now school's adviser

May 31, 2019 - 8:46 PM

He has been named to the Philippine Military Academy board of advisers in his former capacity as National Youth Commission chairperson

ADVISER. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema (front, 3rd left) stands as a member of the Philippine Military Academy nearly a decade after he was dismissed as a cadet. Sourced photo

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Ang garapal na oportunismo ni Ronald Cardema

May 27, 2019 - 10:21 AM

Isang surot si Cardema na nagsasamantala sa marupok na sistema ng eleksyon

Petitions vs Cardema pour in as Comelec decides his fate

May 24, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Commissions on Elections spokesperson James Jimenez says more than 10 petitions have been filed opposing Cardema's substitution as nominee of Duterte Youth in the party list

PETITION CHALLENGED. Over 10 groups have filed petitions opposing Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's substitution bid. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] The dangerous Cardema precedent

May 23, 2019 - 10:37 PM

The fact that he also used his position as NYC chair to campaign for Duterte Youth and other Duterte-endorsed candidates is also a possible election offense

After party-list proclamation, still no Comelec decision on Cardema petition

May 23, 2019 - 1:11 AM

(UPDATED) 'I have not signed a reso (resolution) about giving due course to Cardema’s application for substitution,' says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

DUTERTE YOUTH. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema attends the proclamation of winning party-lists in 2019 elections even without a Comelec decision on his substitution bid. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Election lawyers, youth leaders to Comelec: Reject Cardema's substitution bid

May 22, 2019 - 3:55 PM

They also ask the poll body to cancel Duterte Youth's registration and investigate Ronald Cardema for alleged violations of the Omnibus Election Code

POLL COMISSIONERS. In this photo, 3 of 7 Comelec Commissioners observe canvassing of votes for senators and party-lists in the 2019 elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec’s Guanzon questions substitution bid of Duterte Youth's Cardema

May 22, 2019 - 9:10 AM

(3rd UPDATE) ‘In the certificate of candidacy form of a Cardema, he stated that he is qualified. But is he not over 30 years old?’ says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

POLL COMMISSIONER. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon raises questions on Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's qualifications to become a youth sector representative in the Lower House. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler