'In general the Comelec supports any move to curtail premature campaigning,' says Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo says she would rather focus on 'things that need to be done' than dwell on President Rodrigo Duterte's latest tirade
PDP-Laban's initial list is composed of party mates, 'friends of the party,' and reelectionist senators
The PDP-Laban president says if the presidential daughter becomes a senator, she will have 'influence on certain key national issues,' including the national budget
If the former senator wins his case against Vice President Leni Robredo, President Rodrigo Duterte 'will make true his word' to step down, says Malacañang
The camp of the Vice President tells the Tribunal that Marcos has not been able to substantiate his claim that the ballot images are compromised
'She is saying she can’t leave Davao City. There’s so much she wants to do that she hasn’t accomplished yet,' says Anthony del Rosario, secretary general of the mayor's Hugpong ng Pagbabago party
Under current laws, the Commission on Elections is both an administrator and a quasi-court. Its split personality presents a lot of complications.
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President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with party leaders again in September, ahead of the filing of certificates of candidacy
But Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyers also ask the Supreme Court which of their past statements are considered a violation of the sub judice rule
(UPDATED) Aside from the infighting, PDP-Laban faces threats from other Duterte-allied parties, especially the Hugpong ng Pagbabago of President Duterte's daughter Sara Duterte Carpio
The Senate President has yet to name those who 'benefited' from irregularities in the 2016 elections, but a YouTube video thumbnail appears to implicate 4 opposition senators
Commission on Elections Executive Director Jose Tolentino Jr says the poll body's website is more secure now, being hosted by the Department of Information and Communications Technology
(UPDATED) Ferdinand Marcos Jr cites the posts made by Supreme Court Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa's wife in a Viber group that showed bias for Vice President Leni Robredo
The barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in Marawi City are scheduled 4 months after the same exercise was held in other parts of the Philippines
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio, a top pick for senator in recent surveys, has teased a Senate bid just to annoy her father's critics
Former Biliran representative Glen Chong denies it, saying the Marcos camp nominated him but he did not accept it
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'Definitely I’m not supporting term extension,' says Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Deputy Speaker Rolando Andaya, himself a Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan member, says the 'tipping point' for the looming exodus is Gloria Arroyo's rise as Speaker
(3rd UPDATE) The Commission on Elections says the 50% shading threshold that the Presidential Electoral Tribunal insists on using in the vice presidential protest case has long been abandoned
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But Malacañang does not express disapproval of the use of a People's Initiative to cancel the 2019 elections as suggested by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
'Majority of the senators... will fight tooth and nail any attempt to cancel the 2019 midterm elections simply because it is wrong and self-serving,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez denies rumors he is unsure of victory in Davao del Norte – even after losing key allies in the region months before the midterm elections
There is, however, no enabling law for this provision in the 1987 Constitution
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(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyer Romulo Macalintal says Solicitor General Jose Calida's 'erroneous' support of the 50% shading threshold would 'erode the very foundation of our democracy' by disenfranchising voters
(UPDATED) With at least 79 signatories as of 7 am of July 14, the manifesto also condemns talks of cancelling the 2019 elections
The Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, says it has taken 'note without action' Vice President Leni Robredo's motion to give the Commission on Elections just 5 days to comment
(UPDATED) The Supreme Court says the investigation into the Laguna outing of its staff with Vice President Leni Robredo's revisors was already finished even before ex-senator Bongbong Marcos filed his motion
Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says the proposal of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez shows how the administration is 'detached' from the real needs of the people
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says Congress would be pressed for time to amend the 1987 Constitution while tackling other matters like the 2019 budget and the filing of the certificates of candidacy for the midterm polls
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The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo says this is to 'avoid any further delays' in the resolution of its motion for reconsideration before the Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, on the ballot shading threshold
The lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo say one of Bongbong Marcos' revisors, Roderick Miranda, sent food for the people who joined the outing
'Doon sa amin sa Bicol, maraming nagrereklamo na mga kababayan ko na pinapunta sila [sa] DILG-sponsored event, so pera ng taumbayan. Pero may mga nagsalita na mga kandidato para sa susunod na senatorial elections,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Vice President Leni Robredo says Solicitor General Jose Calida should have just represented his client, the Commission on Elections, on the 50% ballot-shading threshold issue
The Vice President's camp points out that determining the shading threshold is an administrative, and not a quasi-judicial, matter so the Comelec 'could directly file its comment' with the PET on Robredo's motion
The actress announces that her brother Cesar 'Chet' Cuneta, a pilot, aims to follow in the footsteps of their late father Pablo Cuneta
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says she looks forward to joining advocates for good governance during her retirement
Vice President Leni Robredo says her camp has simply defended themselves against the lies of her rival Bongbong Marcos, forcing them to break the Supreme Court's gag order in the ongoing electoral protest
President Rodrigo Duterte rules out Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio for the top magistrate post, saying the senior associate justice has already said he would decline the post if offered
(UPDATED) The Marcos camp, meanwhile, says it will 'respect the decision of the Tribunal and will be more mindful of the sub judice rule in the future'
(3rd UPDATED) The Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal votes unanimously
Where he cannot be physically present to give money or shoes to fire victims, the apparent senatorial aspirant has a proxy sure to place him at the back of people's minds in Albay, whether they like it or not
(UPDATED) Marcos camp spokesperson Vic Rodriguez hits Vice President Leni Robredo for 'her desperate, childish, and obvious attempts to delay, delay, and delay the recount'
The son of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos says he aspires to gain the highest position in Philippine politics, but says the presidency is 'not something that I wake up in the morning and plan on'