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[OPINION] About that election question in the bar exams

Nov 05, 2019 - 9:00 AM

This question – ‘Did X’s proclamation divest the Comelec of its jurisdiction to decide the case and vest the HRET jurisdiction? Explain.’ – is unnecessarily complicated

[EXPLAINER] Was Mocha Uson a candidate covered by the appointment ban?

Oct 01, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Until all election rules are harmonized, we have to contend with loophole-ridden laws and regulations that the likes of Mocha Uson and friends can easily take advantage of

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

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

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

[EXPLAINER] Transmission glitches don't necessarily mean electoral fraud

May 18, 2019 - 7:00 PM

All baseless accusations that can erode the people’s trust and confidence in the results, in Comelec, and in the election system as a whole would not only be irresponsible, but dangerous

[ANALYSIS] How to fix what went wrong in the 2019 elections

May 17, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Abandoning the automated system and going back to manual is a far worse option

2022 campaign starts now – election lawyer

May 14, 2019 - 9:16 PM

Election lawyer Emil Marañon says the campaign for the 2022 elections starts on the first day after the midterm elections

EMIL MARAÑON. The election lawyer talks about technical difficulties experienced by voters on election day. Rappler screenshot

NBI raids poll watchers' briefing in Navotas

May 12, 2019 - 4:30 PM

(UPDATED) The National Bureau of Investigation agents fail to present a search or arrest warrant, saying it was an entrapment operation. But the candidate's lawyer says it was 'lawlessness.'

POLL WATCHERS. The camp of Marielle Del Rosario, Navotas congressional candidate, conducts training of poll watchers. NBI agents raid the event. Photo from Emil Marañon III

[OPINION] Comelec’s role in implementing ban on political dynasties

May 02, 2019 - 8:59 AM

If the SK Reform Act already defines ‘political dynasty,’ then it can be a basis for Comelec to rule on disqualification cases

[EXPLAINER] Catching vote-buyers is not just the Comelec’s job

Apr 23, 2019 - 9:00 PM

There are only two Comelec employees in every city and municipality. If we want to counter vote-buying effectively, both the citizenry and candidates have to be vigilant.

[EXPLAINER] Vote-buying is not just giving or taking cash

Apr 15, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The law prohibiting vote-buying covers not only candidates but also the voters

Election lawyer: Schools, watchdogs can help Comelec check candidates' spending

Apr 15, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Election lawyer Emil Marañon says the task is too big for the Commission on Elections alone as some 100,000 statements of candidates' expenses are filed after elections

Crowdfunding can level candidates' campaign spending – election lawyer

Apr 14, 2019 - 9:50 PM

But election lawyer Emil Marañon III says crowdfunding initiatives aren't easily doable under the Philippines' election laws

[OPINION] Is it time to amend the Philippines’ campaign finance law?

Apr 05, 2019 - 7:00 PM

If we want elections where the playing field is truly even, and where the deserving yet poor candidates have a real fighting chance, the thrust should be in the strict monitoring of campaign spending

[OPINION] Releasing fake or incomplete election surveys can send you to jail

Mar 19, 2019 - 8:29 PM

The Fair Election Act mandates that the candidate, political party, and polling firm release the relevant information, like the methodology, the areas covered, the specific questions asked, and the margin of error, among others

[OPINION] Campaign posters: What's illegal, what's not?

Feb 27, 2019 - 9:00 AM

If the poster is fully at the expense of the private person, at his own instance, and without collusion with any candidate...the private person or entity is not covered by the size limitation

[OPINION] What are the limits of Comelec's social media monitoring?

Feb 19, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Legitimate social media posts made by non-candidates are protected speech and beyond the regulatory reach of the Comelec

[OPINION] How to make the automated elections less vulnerable to cheats

Feb 12, 2019 - 9:00 AM

In the 2019 elections, the Comelec will test a Voter Registration Verification System in one-third of the clustered precincts, mostly in Mindanao

Cayetano couple 'fooling people' in Congress bids – lawyer

Feb 04, 2019 - 7:30 PM

'Very clear na niloloko ng mag-asawang Alan at Lani Cayetano ang taumbayan,' says lawyer Emil Marañon III

HUSBAND AND WIFE. Politicians Alan Peter and Lani Cayetano want Congress seats for the 1st and 2nd district of Taguig, respectively. Photo from Alan Peter Cayetano's Facebook page

[OPINION] De Vera's ouster from the House of Representatives is unconstitutional

Nov 26, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The Constitution is clear and made even clearer by abundant jurisprudence, yet Congress chose to bend the law and resort to brute force to remove the ABS party-list representative

Rappler Talk: Emil Marañon III on stopping the Cayetano dynasty

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:56 PM

Watch Rappler Talk on Monday afternoon, November 19

[OPINION] Are all government employees not allowed to campaign?

Oct 08, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The prohibitions are not absolute.... The consistent trend of the Supreme Court is to uphold free speech and expression over any form of election regulation.

[OPINION] Is it possible Duterte's candidacy was void from the beginning?

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Here's why candidates should pay attention to every detail in the certificate of candidacy

Photos by Alecs Ongcal (Duterte) and Ben Nabong (certificate of candidacy)/Rappler

[OPINION] Con-Com draft constitution sets Comelec in the right direction

Aug 11, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Under current laws, the Commission on Elections is both an administrator and a quasi-court. Its split personality presents a lot of complications.

[OPINION] 2019 elections the real battle for the opposition

Jul 16, 2018 - 3:39 PM

It is in the voting precincts, not on Twitter or Facebook, where voters shake things up. Will the 2019 elections be game changing or make us slide faster to the kangkungan?

Robredo to SC: CCTV can prove Marcos knew about revisors' outing

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:20 AM

The lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo say one of Bongbong Marcos' revisors, Roderick Miranda, sent food for the people who joined the outing

REVISORS' OUTING ISSUE. Lawyer Emil Marañon III, legal consultant to VP Leni Robredo, files their counter-manifestation with the Supreme Court on July 11, 2018. Photo from Robredo's legal team

Robredo camp says Iloilo City should not be part of VP recount

May 21, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Iloilo City is independent from Iloilo province and has a separate certificate of canvass during elections

INDEPENDENT CITY. Lawyer Emil Marañon III (3rd from right), legal consultant of Vice President Leni Robredo, says ballot boxes from Iloilo City should not be included in the VP ballot recount. Photo from Robredo's legal team

2018 barangay, SK election winners to serve for only 2 years

May 16, 2018 - 8:00 AM

One election lawyer argues it's the risk that candidates took, while another says it violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution

VOTE COUNT. Teachers and poll clerks start tallying the ballots for the 2018 barangay and SK elections at the Araullo High School in Manila on May 14, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[OPINION] The problem with PNP’s drug test ‘dare’ for barangay candidates

May 12, 2018 - 9:00 AM

By putting undue pressure on candidates to do something that might affect their candidacy, Director General Oscar Albayalde is intervening in the elections.

[OPINION] PDEA’s release of barangay drug list unconstitutional

May 05, 2018 - 9:03 AM

It is also considered electioneering and a partisan political activity because it is ‘an act designed to promote the…defeat of a particular candidate or candidates to a public office’

[OPINION] Practical questions on the Sangguniang Kabataan law's anti-dynasty provision

Apr 15, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The law is not perfect and has exploitable loopholes, but having it in the first place, even in its diluted form, is already next to miraculous

[OPINION] ‘Missing’ audit logs, wet ballots, and other Marcos lies

Apr 08, 2018 - 3:09 PM

This is not just about the vice presidency. Every lie, fact-twisting, and misinformation systematically and relentlessly sowed by the Marcos camp is corrosive to the people’s faith in our electoral process.

[OPINION] Debunking Sotto's election fraud claims

Mar 17, 2018 - 9:43 AM

Electoral fraud is about increasing or decreasing the votes received by a candidate such that a losing candidate is made to appear the winner. Senator Sotto has failed to show proofs such happened.

[OPINION] Much has to be done to have more elected women

Mar 08, 2018 - 9:00 AM

A Comelec study reveals that while election players agree that females are competent and qualified, there is less acceptance of the idea of them actually running for a public office

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The bigger hurdles to having ICC prosecute Duterte

Apr 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Jude Sabio’s 'complaint' has to prove the supposed unwillingness or inability of the Philippine government to prosecute President Duterte for the crimes he allegedly committed

COMPLAINT VS DUTERTE. Filipino lawyer Jude Sabio files a complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court. Photo courtesy of Jude Sabio.

Why Leni Robredo should file a counter-protest vs Marcos Jr

Aug 09, 2016 - 9:00 AM

To offset any potential votes that Marcos will gain in the recount it is both strategic and necessary for the VP to take a counter offensive A counter protest however is as expensive as filing a protest

Robredo vs Marcos: The long and winding road to the vice presidency

May 24, 2016 - 10:42 AM

The official canvassing of votes at Congress will provide the much awaited ending to the cliffhanger vice presidential race

Chopper ride to LP sorties: Kris Aquino broke the law

Apr 25, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Under the Omnibus Election Code use of government helicopters for campaign is an election offense punishable with imprisonment and perpetual disqualification to hold public office

PRESIDENTIAL SISTER. Kris Aquino, President Benigno Aquino III's youngest sister, is flown to a Liberal Party sortie in Cebu on April 19 using a presidential chopper. Photo from Aviator Pinoy's Facebook page

Comelec hit for lack of urgency, 'cosmetic reforms'

Apr 19, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Election lawyer Emil Marañon III says the Comelec seems obsessed with superficial and cosmetic reforms at the expense of critical matters

FACING CRITICISM. The Commission on Elections under Chairman Andres Bautista faces criticism for lack of urgency in its preparations. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Pacquiao’s match can be aired in PH, but...

Mar 07, 2016 - 3:20 PM

UPDATED Manny Pacquiao had filed his candidacy for senator before he contractually agreed to his match with Bradley It is difficult to ascribe good faith on his part when he scheduled the match within the campaign period

File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

EXPLAINER: 3 curious points in Comelec 1st division’s ruling vs Grace Poe

Dec 17, 2015 - 9:24 PM

In its decision to cancel Grace Poe s candidacy the Comelec First Division invokes a portion of a dissenting opinion in a Supreme Court ruling erroneously representing it as jurisprudence

'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

EXPLAINER: Comelec should have dismissed Tatad’s case vs Grace Poe

Dec 16, 2015 - 7:25 PM

The former senator did not seek the cancellation of Grace Poe s certificate of candidacy but for her disqualification The Comelec does not have jurisdiction over this issue

PETITION. Former Senator Francisco 'Kit' Tatad files a 218-page disqualification complaint against presidential polls front runner Grace Poe before the Commission on Elections on Monday, October 19. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

EXPLAINER: 3 reasons why Comelec erred in ruling vs Poe

Dec 10, 2015 - 10:22 AM

While there s wisdom in the statutory authority of the Comelec in particular the 2nd division to remove a candidate before the elections it is so potent that it can be very dangerous if misused

Photo from Poe's Facebook page

EXPLAINER: Can Comelec ‘disqualify’ Grace Poe?

Dec 03, 2015 - 8:00 AM

This pre election case against the presidential race front runner is more complex than reported An election lawyer breaks it down into 3 major issues

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. Senator Grace Poe waves to supporters after filing her certificate of candidacy at the Commission on Elections office in Manila, Philippines, on October 15, 2015. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Can Arroyo run again with deactivated voter status?

Jun 17, 2014 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED The issue appears to be a gray area even to those in the Commission on Elections

DEACTIVATED. Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has been deactivated as a registered voter in Lubao, Pampanga for failing to vote for the past 2 elections. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP