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Marcos drops witnesses for poll fraud claims in 36,465 clustered precincts

Sep 14, 2017 - 7:25 PM

UPDATED Ferdinand Marcos Jr s lawyer George Garcia says this does not mean they are abandoning their accusations of electoral fraud against Vice President Leni Robredo which he said can be proven through a ballot recount

FOCUS ON THE BALLOT RECOUNT. Former senator Bongbong Marcos is surrounded by his supporters who are calling for the recount of votes for the position of Vice President on July 11. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

'Winter has not come': Marcos heir goes 'Game of Thrones'

Sep 09, 2017 - 11:45 PM

Imee Marcos who is governor of the family s northern domain of Ilocos Norte laces her speech with references to the Game of Thrones saga which tells the bloodsoaked story of noble families vying for the Iron Throne

THE MARCOSES. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (left), Congresswoman Imelda Marcos (center) and Former senator Bongbong Marcos (right) on August 9, 2017, during an inquiry into the use by the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte tobaco excise tax to purchase of motor vehicles made through cash advances without the benefit of public biddings for the total amount of P66.45 million. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

VP electoral protest 'exactly where we wanted it to be' – Marcos camp

Sep 05, 2017 - 5:52 PM

UPDATED Lawyer Victor Rodriguez says the latest SC decision on the electoral protest of former senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo will not stop them from exposing the many sins of Smartmatic

UNFAZED. Former senator Bongbong Marcos believes the latest ruling of the PET on his electoral protest against the Vice President was in his favor. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Robredo wants Marcos to pay P2B for protection of 2016 poll materials

Sep 05, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The Vice President s lawyer Romulo Macalintal says their motion is consistent with an earlier ruling of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on the Tolentino De Lima case

POLL PROTECTION FEE. Lawyers Romeo Macalintal and Maria Bernadette Sardillo discuss Vice President Leni Robredo's latest petition against ex-senator Bongbong Marcos. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

SC junks Marcos' motion questioning integrity of 2016 polls

Sep 05, 2017 - 12:32 PM

UPDATED It only shows that indeed the protest of Mr Marcos has no basis It is only based on some speculations and conclusions says Romulo Macalintal counsel of Vice President Leni Robredo

REVISION STAGE.The electoral protest filed by ex-senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo continues to move forward.

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SC forms teams for revision of ballots in Marcos-Robredo election case

Aug 23, 2017 - 9:58 PM

Lawyer Victor Rodriguez says the Marcos camp is hoping the revision stage guidelines will expedite the process and finally settle their electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo

REVISION STAGE.The electoral protest filed by ex-senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo continues to move forward.

Robredo supporters urge SC: Accept P7-M payment for VP protest fee

Aug 23, 2017 - 3:10 PM

This is a matter of transcendental importance as it tackles right of suffrage of whom we elected the Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni group says as it files a motion for reconsideration before the High Court

AID FOR ROBREDO. Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo outside the Supreme Court. Photo by Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni

The making of a scandal: Comelec chair Andy vs Patricia Bautista

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:45 AM

For at least 10 months poll chief Andres Bautista and wife Patricia try to negotiate an amicable separation and division of properties She runs to the President when talks collapse in July and days later gives an explosive media interview

ACCUSED. Commission on Elections chief Andres Bautista is accused of obtaining ill-gotten wealth. Rappler file photo

SC defers payment of Robredo’s P7-M balance in protest fee

Aug 18, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The grant of our motion to defer payment of balance of cash deposit only affirmed what we had been saying all along that contrary to former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s claim the validity of his protest has not yet been resolved by the PET says lawyer Romulo Macalintal

SUPPORTERS. The Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni movement at the Supreme Court on August 23, 2017 seeking a petition asking the court to allow the group to extend financial help to the Vice President. Photo from Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni

SC bars Robredo supporters from helping pay P7-M protest fee

Aug 10, 2017 - 1:28 PM

UPDATED The Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni plans to file a motion for reconsideration before the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal

Marcos denies hand in Comelec chair, wife's tiff

Aug 09, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr says he has nothing to do with the corruption allegations raised by the wife of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista

'NO INVOLVEMENT'. Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr (right), shown here attending a House hearing on August 9, 2017, says he is not behind the corruption allegations against Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Robredo supporters raise P6M to help with VP's protest fee

Jul 31, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni group vows to complete raising the P7 449 million needed by the Vice President for her counter protest against ex senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr

'PISO PARA KAY LENI'. Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo raise funds to help her in the election case filed against her by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. File photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Marcos' questions on election system integrity will prolong case – Macalintal

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo s lawyer Romulo Macalintal says the Presidential Electoral Tribunal must first resolve the issue on the integrity of the election system before proceeding with the recount

PET. Former senator Bongbong Marcos attends the preliminary conference brief on his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Is Estelito Mendoza joining Marcos' legal team for his election case?

Jul 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The solicitor general of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos appears during the Supreme Court s preliminary conference for Bongbong Marcos electoral protest

PLUNDER LAWYER. Veteran litigator Estelito Mendoza attends a court hearing on February 9, 2017 for his new plunder client, former Senator Bong Revilla. File photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the ceremonial ringing of the bell as he visits the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) in Makati City for the first time to attend the 10th listing anniversary of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. (PNX) on July 11, 2017. Joining the President are PNX President and CEO Dennis Uy (left) and PSE Chairman Jose Pardo. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Marcos hopes ballot recount will start by September

Jul 11, 2017 - 8:11 PM

In the preliminary conference for his electoral protest Marcos says the recount should be initially held in Camarines Sur Iloilo and Negros Occidental

CONFIDENCE. Defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos and his lawyers expressed confidence after the PET's preliminary conference on Tuesday, July 11. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Bongbong vs Leni: 2016 'election fingerprints' in possible recount areas

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:01 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Election results in these provinces may be up for recount if the Presidential Electoral Tribunal grants the petitions of Marcos and Robredo in their respective protests

Marcos completes payment of P66.2-M electoral protest fee

Jul 11, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr pays the remaining balance of his fee prior to the conduct of the preliminary hearing on his electoral protest and Vice President Leni Robredo s counter protest

NOT CONCEDING. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr reiterates his suspicions that there is fraud involved in the transmission of votes. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

2016 Bongbong vs Leni poll protest: What ARMM 'election fingerprints' say

Jul 11, 2017 - 10:31 AM

EXCLUSIVE: Can election data back up Bongbong Marcos request to annul results in 3 provinces in the ARMM?

Robredo lawyer: Marcos ‘fishing for evidence’

Jul 05, 2017 - 5:58 PM

In a motion for reconsideration filed with the High Court election lawyer Romulo Macalintal argues that former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr himself is not sure of his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo

SETTLED. Vice President Leni Robredo with her lawyer Romulo Macalintal pays the P8 million cash deposit required by the Supreme Court (SC) for the counter-protest she filed against former senator Bongbong Marcos at the SC in Manila on May 2, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Robredo supporters seek SC permission to help pay protest fee

Jul 04, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Supporters of the Vice President are raising funds through the online drive Piso Para sa Laban ni Leni as she faces the election protest filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr

PISO PARA KAY LENI. Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo raise funds to help her in the election case filed against her by former senator Bongbong Marcos. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Arresting Imee Marcos would be harder than Ronnie Dayan – lawmaker

Jul 02, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos would face arrest if she does not attend the July 25 House hearing

Marcos loyalists with Ilocos Governor Imee Marcosgather in Manila on November 7, 2016

Marcos urged to pay P2.08-B Comelec expenses due to his protest

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:05 PM

The P2 08 billion is the cost of the non return of 97 365 vote counting machines to technology provider Smartmatic

SERVICE FEE. Vice President Leni Robredo settles the first half of the P15 million service fee required by the Presidential Electoral Tribunal on May 2, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House warns Imee Marcos: Attend probe or face arrest

Jun 18, 2017 - 6:55 PM

The Ilocos Norte governor would be cited in contempt if she skips the House hearing set for July 25 says Representative Johnny Pimentel

DAYAN'S FATE? Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos has been warned by the House Committee on Good Governance and Public Accountabilityt hat she will face the same fate as Ronnie Dayan should she skip the probe on the alleged misuse of provincial tobacco funds on July 25. Rappler photo

Duterte supporters allege cheating in presidential polls

Jun 06, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Without presenting proof Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema claims that President Rodrigo Duterte should have gotten more than 20 million votes

SC resets preliminary conference on Marcos-Robredo poll protest

Jun 06, 2017 - 3:55 PM

UPDATED The preliminary conference originally set for June 21 is reset to July 11

RESET. The Supreme Court has postponed the preliminary conference on former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr's election case against Vice President Leni Robredo on July 14. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Marcos again urges SC to speed up poll protest

Jun 05, 2017 - 12:45 PM

In a new motion the camp of defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr seeks the decryption and printing of ballot images from SD cards

SPEED UP. The camp of former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr has filed another motion seeking to expedite the procedure of his election protest. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Marcos Jr: Trust Duterte in martial law declaration

May 26, 2017 - 6:17 PM

The son and namesake of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos says President Rodrigo Duterte s martial law proclamation in Mindanao is not an overreaction

ALLY. Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr supports President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law in Mindanao. File Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Time a big factor in Marcos electoral protest – analyst

May 19, 2017 - 7:01 PM

Political analyst Ramon Casiple says Bongbong Marcos would have to decide whether he ll run for senator in 2019 or continue with his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo

POLL PROTEST. Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr arrives at the Supreme Court on April 17, 2017, to post a cash deposit of P36 million as initial payment for his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

[Newspoint] Where Bongbong Marcos stands

May 19, 2017 - 6:30 PM

How can Bongbong Marcos be expected to be patient?

VICTORY. Former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr thanks the High Court and President Rodrigo Duterte following the favorable ruling on a hero's burial for his father. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Images from 2016: The day we elected Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo

May 09, 2017 - 5:06 PM

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TIMELINE: Marcos-Robredo election case

May 09, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Here are the key moments in the legal battle between Vice President Leni Robredo and her rival in the May 2016 polls former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr

Robredo wants Marcos motion vs counter-protest out of SC records

May 08, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo say the pleading filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr against her counter protest is already moot and academic

Vice President Leni Robredo with her lawyer Romulo Macalintal pays the P8 million cash deposit required by the Supreme Court (SC) for the counter-protest she filed against former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. at the SC in Manila on May 2, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Robredo pays P8-M deposit for electoral protest fee

May 02, 2017 - 9:48 AM

UPDATED Vice President Leni Robredo raises the required amount from her personal funds and loans from relatives of her late husband

PAID. Vice President Leni Robredo pays the deposit required by the High Court in the review of ballots in the electoral protest of former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr on May 2, 2017. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

SC gives Robredo 5 days to pay P8-M deposit for vote recount

Apr 25, 2017 - 2:48 PM

The Vice President s camp recently said she would only pay the deposit after the recount of ballots being questioned by Ferdinand Marcos Jr is completed

PAY IN 5 DAYS. The Presidential Electoral Tribunal says there’s no more delaying the requirement for Vice President Leni Robredo to pay P8 million as initial payment in the review of ballots in ex-Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s protest. File photo

Marcos asks SC to dismiss Robredo's counter-protest

Apr 20, 2017 - 1:26 PM

3rd UPDATE Lawyers of defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos stress that Vice President Leni Robredo failed to pay the fee required by the Supreme Court for the recount of ballots

SETTLED. Former senator Bongbong Marcos arrives at the Supreme Court on Monday, April 17, 2017, to post a cash deposit of P36 million as initial payment for his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Robredo to pay protest fee only after recount of Marcos ballots – lawyer

Apr 18, 2017 - 6:37 PM

We will only pay after Mr Marcos [has] already finished the revision and the recount of the ballot says the Vice President s lawyer Romulo Macalintal

WILLING TO PAY. Lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo say she is willing to settle the P15 million the SC required for her election counter-protest to proceed. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Military briefs Robredo on security challenges confronting PH

Apr 18, 2017 - 5:11 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana assures the Vice President the defense establishment and the military are loyal to the Constitution and duly constituted authorities

NO. 2. Vice President Leni Robredo was briefed on the capabilities and accomplishments of the Philippine military. File photo

LOOK: Marcos' donors for the P36-million recount fee

Apr 17, 2017 - 7:50 PM

We have done this because it is our heartfelt wish that the election protest be resolved with dispatch the donors are quoted as saying

FIRST TRANCHE. Former Senator Bongbong Marcos Jr arrives at the Supreme Court on Monday, April 17, 2017, to post a cash deposit of P36 million as initial installment of his poll protest fee . Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Marcos pays P36M for first installment of recount fee

Apr 17, 2017 - 4:50 PM

3rd UPDATE The defeated vice presidential candidate says friends and supporters pulled in resources to raise the P36 million

Marcos must pay P185M for all poll precincts, says Robredo lawyer

Apr 17, 2017 - 2:05 PM

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo also says former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr should be the first to pay the recount fee

MANIFESTATION. Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyer Romulo Macalintal has filed a manifestation tot he Supreme Court, following the order for their camp to pay P15 million for the election protest filed against them by former senator Bongbong Marcos. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

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President Rodrigo Duterte is given a tour by His Royal Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulazziz Al Saud, Custodian of Two Holy Mosques at His Majesty’s private residence in Rawdhat Khuraim on April 11, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL/Presidential Photo

SC orders P81-M payment for Marcos protest vs Robredo

Apr 12, 2017 - 10:40 AM

UPDATED Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr will have to pay P66 02 million while Vice President Leni Robredo will have to settle P15 43 million

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Duterte, Bongbong Marcos attend Arroyo's birthday party

Apr 06, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Marcos lawyer says the two did not discuss politics or appointments during the birthday bash

GUESTS AT A PARTY. As President Duterte gives his birthday message for Representative Gloria Macapgal Arroyo, former senator Bongbong Marcos can be seen behind him. Photo by Alfred Frias/Presidential Photo

Marcos calls Robredo 'unpatriotic' over UN video message

Apr 05, 2017 - 2:56 PM

Former senator Bongbong Marcos says it s a matter of opinion if Vice President Leni Robredo should be impeached for criticizing the government s drug war

BONGBONG ON LENI. Former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr responds to questions on Vice President Leni Robredo in Lubao, Pampanga, on April 5, 2017. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Bongbong Marcos on Cabinet post: I can't say no to the President

Apr 05, 2017 - 1:50 PM

If the President asks you to serve in whatever capacity you can t say no says former senator Bongbong Marcos who will be eligible for a government post after the one year appointment ban on losing candidates lapses next month

NEXT DILG CHIEF? Former senator Ferdinand  'Bongbong' Marcos Jr talks to reporters in Lubao, Pampanga, where former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo celebrated her birthday on April 5, 2017. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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Duterte says Marcos not likely to accept DILG post

Apr 04, 2017 - 7:20 PM

UPDATED The camp of Ferdinand Marcos Jr however says a Cabinet appointment won t affect his electoral protest and he respects Duterte too much to refuse any offer

ILOCOS LEG. Vice Presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos continues to visit various places in the north on the second day of his election sortie on Wednesday, February 10. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler