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The Supreme Court nullifies the Commission on Elections' order to suspend the election for representative of South Cotabato's 1st District
If passed, barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials would remain in a holdover capacity, serving 5 years in office, instead of just two
(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
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
(UPDATED) Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez says the 2nd division decided unanimously, citing the 'insufficiency in form and substance' of Eusebio's protest
(UPDATED) Rappler counts at least 163 families whose members include a senator, House representative, or governor, serving at the same time as relatives in other local positions
Senator Cynthia Villar blasts the National Food Authority for not buying palay from local farmers due to high moisture content – a charge the new NFA chief denies
The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism points out the exit of seasoned poll commissioners means the appointment of newer ones who have limited experience running national automated elections
For instance, 60 contracts entered into by the election body worth P2.58 billion did not have the needed documents that would ensure availability of funds, reports the PCIJ
Election lawyer Emilio Marañon III says it is wrong for Duterte Youth's Ronald Cardema to say that the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal must decide on his eligibility
The voter registration verification project - worth nearly a billion pesos – is the poll body's second most expensive contract in line with the 2019 midterm elections
YouTube is the new battleground in the fight against disinformation
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
(UPDATED) Former poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr also backs the petition of Millenials PH against Duterte Youth's withdrawal and substitution of new nominees
Rappler's JC Gotinga talks to Jonathan Ong about how disinformation has evolved in the 2019 elections
Basagan ng Trip host Leloy Claudio talks to First Quarter Storm activists Ed Garcia and Noel Tolentino, and Akbayan's Gio Tingson in this special episode
A new study shows how online propaganda operations in the Philippines have developed new underground tactics
Duterte Youth's Ronald Cardema may face criminal charges for violating the Omnibus Election Code
Ducielle Marie Suarez, wife of Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema, is now the party's second nominee
The results of a June 2019 Pulse Asia survey also show that 91% of Filipinos favor automated elections
Comelec Commissioner Guanzon also says Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's ineligibilty to serve as representative of the youth sector is 'unmistakable'
They remind the public that the first division's decision to cancel the nomination can be appealed before the Comelec en banc, which 'previously showed its soft spot for Duterte Youth'
(UPDATED) Ronald Cardema, whose congressional bid drew wide criticism across the political spectrum, can still file a motion for reconsideration with the Comelec en banc
By 2022, will the Left be able to transcend its historical reticence and finally achieve a breakthrough in electoral politics?
This follows President Rodrigo Duterte's call for Congress to postpone the May 2020 elections to 2022 instead
The Commission on Elections says polls in the areas were suspended to a later date due to 'operational and logistical constraints' as the new districts were created only months before the May 13 polls
(UPDATED) Businessmen, friends, family, and political parties bankroll the campaigns of the 12 winning senators in the 2019 midterm elections
Three persons made the ‘in kind’ contributions, according to the senator-elect’s Statement of Contributions and Expenditure
(3rd UPDATE) The High Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, also orders the Comelec to explain why there are missing ballot images from two clustered precincts in Camarines Sur, the home province of Vice President Leni Robredo
But the Supreme Court does not close the doors to the rival faction filing a direct case against the legitimacy of Senator Koko Pimentel's group
Despite criticism from President Rodrigo Duterte, Smartmatic still hopes to be chosen for future polls, showing off its available technology
Former councilor Mary Ann delos Santos, who ran for vice mayor but lost, allegedly removes partition walls, cuts electrical wirings, and saws the newel caps of the railings leading to her former office
At the epicenter of this earthquake is a discontented citizenry, and it is as much an agent of change as the unorthodox personalities that have found a way to unlock its swirling passions
(UPDATED) The outgoing mayor of Cebu says he spent P2 million of his personal money to have a functional office when he assumed the post in 2016 because the city council rejected his request for funds
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Speaker hopefuls flock to the table of President Rodrigo Duterte, the 'thanksgiving dinner' guest of honor, as the homestretch of the speakership race approaches
The voter registration period will last until September 30
Alvin Arcilla argues he is not disqualified and his 3rd term is not counted because he was suspended during his last term in 2016
From using barcode stickers to totally junking Smartmatic's vote counting machines, the Department of Information and Communications Technology proposes new ways to make the Philippine elections faster and more transparent
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
A bastardized party list system weakened the base of progressive parties. What now?
An election lawyer said that losing candidates do not need to file a SOCE. The winning candidates, on the other hand, have 6 months to file theirs.
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'
The Comelec says it is investigating the incident of a ballot box supposedly stolen and found floating in a submerged area behind the Datu Salibo, Maguindanao municipal office
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
(UPDATED) Mar Roxas and Bong Go are the biggest spenders and have received the highest amounts of contributions in 2019, based on Statements of Contributions and Expenditures available so far
Comelec says Cebu City Councilor Alvin Arcilla is on his 3rd and final term now, and should not have run in 2019
Senator-elect Cynthia Villar spends P135 million for the recent senatorial polls, with zero 'contributions received'
Robredo claims that the recount in 3 pilot provinces selected by Marcos has given her 15,000 more votes, based on unofficial numbers from the electoral tribunal
Election lawyer Emil Marañon III says Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema's nomination should be cancelled due to the misrepresentation