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.
(UPDATED) 'Klaro naman pong harassment ang punto,' says former president Benigno Aquino III as he appears before the Commission on Elections over alleged election offenses linked to the government's dengue immunization program
The barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in the rest of Mindanao 'will push through as scheduled,' says Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez
(UPDATED) The Commission on Election is considering another postponement in Mindanao after Congress extended martial law in the island group to the end of 2018
Will candidates stick to the rules on campaign spending? And more importantly will the Comelec implement its rules?
We re stuck with superficial things that shouldn t really matter on election day former Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal says
The punishment for this election offense is imprisonment of not less than one year but not more than six years
Is the Comelec doing enough to stop corporations from making campaign donations?
Philippine laws prohibit corporations from making campaign donations However the practice continues with both corporation and candidate having little or no fear of consequences
Provisions in the Corporation Code and the Omnibus Election Code ban companies from making donations for election purposes
The Supreme Court says the poll body abused its discretion when it disqualified Exequiel Javier based on a repealed provision in the Omnibus Election Code
Local and foreign corporations are prohibited from giving contributions to any candidate or political party for purposes of partisan political activity
The 1982 barangay elections is mandated by Batas Pambansa 222 or the Barangay Election Act
A bill filed by Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago prohibits fundraising in government offices for political purposes
A Senate bill seeks a P100 000 maximum administrative fine for late filing of election spending reports; a watchdog wants erring candidates imprisoned
Comelec says they are limited by current laws on the definition of parties to accredit The legislature will have to pass amendments
Political rival Nelly Villafuerte accuses Leni Robredo of soliciting and receiving campaign donations from at least 7 American citizens and 3 American entities
Alleged supporter of Candaba Pampanga mayoral bet seen distributing P300 to voters