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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
(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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(UPDATED) PDP-Laban candidate Francis Zamora defeats Janella Ejercito Estrada, whose relatives have been mayors of San Juan City, starting with her grandfather, former president Joseph Estrada
Who among the mayoral bets of Iloilo City will continue the growth trajectory charted by ex-mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog?
By carefully choosing the right people who will occupy positions in the government, we are strengthening the foundations that hold our institutions, and our country as a whole, together.
Just days before the May 13 polls, the Technical Evaluation Committee says the automated election system 'is operating properly, securely, and accurately'
The education department says that if data are collected properly through the Election Monitoring App, 'officials are able to easily get a picture of activities and reports within hours, not in weeks or months'
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'Dapat pa rin pong krimen siya para wala pong abuso sa hanay nating mamamahayag,' says senatorial bet and former journalist Jiggy Manicad
While Philippine politics is seen as personality-based, 'from time to time, there are issues that resonate and can really make a difference in national elections'
'We request the public to reach out to us for any sightings of these vehicles,' says Grab Philippines public affairs head Leo Gonzales
Eight senatorial hopefuls discuss the priority bills they would push for should they win in the 2019 elections
Neri Colmenares says he is content with being just the plus one of the '8+1' opposition senatorial slate
Watch the launch of the opposition coalition slate on Rappler
The filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2019 elections has its share of eyebrow-raising moments
Senator Grace Poe says the Duterte administration failed to deliver promises that were supposed to cushion the impact of the TRAIN law
Elections spokesman James Jimenez takes responsibility for a university launch of the project where the image of an actress in a bathing suit was flashed onscreen
Being on the narco list should not automatically mean disqualification, says Commission on Elections Chairman Sheriff Abas
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III cites his upcoming wedding as the reason why he filed his certificate of candidacy for senator this early
'We don’t want to turn it into a circus of supporters,' the Commission on Elections says of the filing of certificates of candidacy from October 11 to 17
Vice President Leni Robredo says they are still deliberating whether or not to field a complete slate of 12 senatorial bets for the 2019 polls
PDP-Laban president Senator Aquilino Pimentel III says the party will 'just release a complete list of its candidates nationwide' after the filing of certificates of candidacy
Senator Francis Pangilinan says opposition groups still 'needed more time' to finalize their senatorial slate for the 2019 elections
President Rodrigo Duterte could lose as much as a fourth of his Cabinet members by October 17, if Palace officials' projections are correct
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The incomplete slate to be pushed nationwide – containing only 8 names – will allow HNP's ally political parties to add 4 senatorial bets of their own choosing
Former elections commissioner Rene Sarmiento quits as chair of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting or PPCRV
(UPDATED) Lawmakers say moving the period of filing of candidacies to October 11 to 17 would allow them to focus on their legislative duties before the election season begins
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
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'Definitely I’m not supporting term extension,' says Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
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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
There is, however, no enabling law for this provision in the 1987 Constitution
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?
(UPDATED) With at least 79 signatories as of 7 am of July 14, the manifesto also condemns talks of cancelling the 2019 elections
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
How is the Senate race shaping up a year into the polls? Results of the June 2018 Pulse Asia survey present interesting movements.
'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
The registration drive will be held nationwide from July 2 to September 29, 2018, except in Marawi City which is still undergoing rehabilitation
Secretary Bong Go facilitates the retired boxing champ's trip to Samal, where Floyd Mayweather Jr went jet skiing
The joint congressional oversight committee will tackle the poll body's recent decision to purchase from Smartmatic the machines used in 2016, for the 2019 elections
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II can 'hasten the passage of laws' if he becomes a senator
Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba says Mar Roxas will get 'zero' votes in Tuao, his hometown, if the 2016 LP presidential bet runs for senator in 2019
It s high time that we have a Filipino system in place for a Filipino election says the alternate chairman of the Comelec Advisory Council
Among their options are refurbishing the PCOS machines used in 2013 purchasing the VCMs leased in 2016 renting new machines or using a new system