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Comelec's Guanzon: 'No legal basis' to accept Cardema's withdrawal of nomination

Nov 27, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon maintains that Ronald Cardema's notice of withdrawal cannot be valid in the first place since it was filed 4 months past the deadline

INDEPENDENT VOICE. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's withdrawal of his nomination was done past the deadline at the close of polls on election day. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec accepts Duterte Youth chair Cardema's withdrawal of nomination

Nov 26, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Despite this, Duterte Youth will not yet be able to assume a seat in the House of Representatives as the Commission on Elections has yet to issue the group's certificate of proclamation

OUT OF HOUSE. Former Youth Commissioner and Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema earlier moved to withdraw his nomination despite months of asserting its validity before the Comelec. File Photo by Jire Carreon

Cancel registration of 'rebellious' party-list groups? Not so fast, says Guanzon

Oct 08, 2019 - 5:20 PM

'We live in a democratic country!' says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon, as she hits the 'red scare' that canceling party-list groups may create

The party-lists representatives. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec's Guanzon wants party-list nominees included in appointment ban

Oct 08, 2019 - 4:25 PM

'There is no difference between them and those who run in regular elections as candidates,' says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

POLL COMMISSIONER. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon attends a Senate hearing on electoral reforms on October 8, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte Youth's Cardema withdraws motion to reverse canceled nomination

Sep 25, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Ronald Cardema’s move is seen as an attempt to clear the way for the withdrawal of his nomination as Duterte Youth’s first nominee

LATEST MOVE. Duterte Youth Ronald Cardema attemps to withdraw his motion for reconsider asking the Comelec en banc to reconsider the cancellation of his nomination. Photo by Jire Carreon

Guanzon: Travesty to allow new Duterte Youth substitutes

Sep 24, 2019 - 1:04 PM

The Commission on Elections 'must, with all its might, resist any attempt at manipulation by those who are consumed by their own ignoble self-interest,' says poll commissioner Rowena Guanzon

INDEPENDENT VOICE. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon in a Rappler Talk on August 23, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ex-poll chair Brillantes urges Comelec: Don't act on Cardema's withdrawal yet

Sep 18, 2019 - 6:53 PM

Former poll chair Sixto Brillantes Jr and election lawyer Emil Marañon also ask the Comelec to probe into Duterte Youth chair Ronald Cardema's allegations against Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

POLL BODY. The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) office at the Palacio Del Gobernador in Intramuros, Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Cardema withdraws as Duterte Youth's nominee

Sep 16, 2019 - 1:59 PM

(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

WITHDRAW NOMINATION. Duterte Youth chair Ronald Cardema makes a move to end his own congressional bid. Photo by Jire Carreon

Guanzon vows to file libel case vs Cardema

Aug 24, 2019 - 7:58 PM

'You can file libel within 365 days so I'll file libel on the 364th day so that it will give him suspense,' says Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

LEGAL ACTION. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon in a Rappler Talk on August 23, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Guanzon on speaking out vs Cardema: 'It's my duty to defend Comelec'

Aug 23, 2019 - 11:19 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon addresses Duterte Youth chair Ronald Cardema' allegations against her, saying he's only trying to distract everyone from the fact that he is unqualified to sit in Congress

DEFENDING COMELEC. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon in a Rappler Talk interview on August 23, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Rowena Guanzon on defending Comelec

Aug 23, 2019 - 4:26 PM

Rappler talks to poll commissioner Rowena Guanzon as groups fear a reversal of Duterte Youth chair Ronald Cardema's cancelled nomination. Watch the interview live on Friday, August 23.

Comelec's fiery commissioner: Who is Rowena Guanzon?

Aug 20, 2019 - 9:25 PM

An independent voice in the Comelec, Commissioner Rowena Guanzon is a fierce advocate of women's rights and rarely shies from speaking out – even against President Duterte

FIERCE COMMISSIONER. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon is known for her independent stand and advocacy for womens' rights and empowerment. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

By 2022 elections, Comelec will be packed with Duterte appointees

Aug 20, 2019 - 8:30 AM

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

DUTERTE DOMINATED. By 2022, all 7 Comelec commissioners will have been hand picked by President Duterte. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

As Comelec decides his fate, Cardema eyes impeachment case vs Guanzon

Aug 19, 2019 - 5:37 PM

The Duterte Youth chairman only offers hearsay, and doesn't cite any impeachable offense committed by the commissioner, who has voted against his party list nomination

WORD WAR. After the cancellation of his nomination, Duterte Youth chair Ronald Cardema says he wants to file impeachment and extortion complaints against Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon. Photo by Jire Carreon

From 'lason sa daga' to goat 'army': Guanzon roasts Cardema on Twitter

Aug 19, 2019 - 9:45 AM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon tweets about an 'overaged, trying hard name-dropper'

Palace to Duterte Youth's Cardema: Why drag us in your fight vs Guanzon?

Aug 18, 2019 - 2:17 PM

'Unang-una, wala naman kaming pakialam sa ginagawa [niya]. We will not intrude into anything that does not concern the Palace,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

CARDEMA VS GUANZON. Ex-NYC chair and Duterte Youth president Ronald Cardema holds a press conference on August 17, 2019 to accuse Comelec Commission Rowena Guanzon of extortion. File photo by Jire Carreon

Responding to Cardema, poll exec Guanzon tweets rat poison picture

Aug 17, 2019 - 6:19 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says she will not be intimidated into inhibiting from the case against Cardema’s congressional bid

NOT INTIMIDATED. File photo of Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cardema claims Guanzon harassed Duterte Youth for political favors

Aug 17, 2019 - 4:20 PM

It is unclear how the disqualified party-list nominee could have granted the favors the poll official supposedly asked him

ASPIRING POLITICIAN. Former Youth Commissioner and Duterte Youth Party-list President Ronald Cardema holds a press conference in Quezon City on August 17, 2019. August 17, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Guanzon seeks probe into ‘misrepresentation’ in Cardema's nomination document

Aug 07, 2019 - 8:04 PM

Duterte Youth's Ronald Cardema may face criminal charges for violating the Omnibus Election Code

FOLLOW RULES. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon files a memorandum with the poll body's Law Department to probe Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema over possible material misrepresentation in his CONA. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec's Guanzon: Cardema bid 'clear attempt' to circumvent law

Aug 06, 2019 - 3:43 PM

Comelec Commissioner Guanzon also says Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's ineligibilty to serve as representative of the youth sector is 'unmistakable'

INDEPENDENT VOICE. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's ineligibilty to serve as youth representative in the Lower House is 'unmistakable'. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Comelec to withhold Duterte Youth's certificate of proclamation

Jun 19, 2019 - 8:25 PM

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

DUTERTE YOUTH. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema (extreme right) faces petitions filed before Comelec challenging his bid for a party-list seat in Congress. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Comelec's Guanzon: Duterte Youth's accreditation can be canceled

Jun 11, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon issues the warning after Duterte Youth fails to publish its new set of nominees 5 days after it received the poll body's resolution

POLL COMMISSIONER. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says Duterte Youth can loose its accreditation if it did not comply with order to publish its new set of nominees. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec's Guanzon: Cardema cannot sit in Congress until age issue resolved

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:13 PM

'Walang uupo na rep ang D Youth (Duterte Youth) until the DQ (disqualification) versus Cardema is resolved,' says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

QUALIFIED? Experts argue Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema is not qualified to serve as a representative for the youth sector in Congress as he is 4 years over the age limit. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec's Guanzon dissents, says Cardema bid mocks democracy

Jun 04, 2019 - 6:45 PM

(UPDATED) The Commission on Elections 'cannot sit idly by and allow this unabashed mockery and assault to our democratic processes and institutions to go unchastised,' says poll commissioner Rowena Guanzon

INDEPENDENT VOICE. Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon is the lone dissenter in the Comelec resolution giving due course to the nomination of Ronald Cardema as substitute nominee of Duterte Youth. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec’s Guanzon questions substitution bid of Duterte Youth's Cardema

May 22, 2019 - 9:10 AM

(3rd UPDATE) ‘In the certificate of candidacy form of a Cardema, he stated that he is qualified. But is he not over 30 years old?’ says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

POLL COMMISSIONER. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon raises questions on Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's qualifications to become a youth sector representative in the Lower House. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Guanzon hits National Printing Office over errors in voters' information sheets

May 15, 2019 - 3:54 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon accuses the National Printing Office of unlawfully subcontracting the printing of voters' information sheets to a private printer

2019 ELECTIONS. Voters search for their precincts before casting their votes at the San Antonio National High School in Makati City on May 13, 2019l. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

2 Comelec execs oppose Nacionalista as dominant minority party

May 10, 2019 - 6:00 PM

'With the current polarized political climate, it is not hard to divine which group belongs to the majority or minority,' says Comelec Commissioner Luie Tito Guia

DUTERTE ALLIES. Imee Marcos (center) and Cynthia Villar (left), both senatorial bets of the Nacionalista Party, pose with presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte in a political gathering. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec says Tarlac bet detained for slapping poll officer

Apr 07, 2019 - 1:20 PM

'Ipakukulong kita,' Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon tells Tarlac board member candidate Marty Toralba, who allegedly slapped an election officer

COMELEC RESPONSE. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon is outraged by a candidate's slapping of an election officer in Camiling, Tarlac.

Poll commissioner raises new question about Cotabato City COC

Jan 24, 2019 - 6:03 PM

This is the second set of discrepancies spotted in relation to the certificate of canvass (COC) of Cotabato City in the Bangsamoro plebiscite

CANVASSING. The ballot box containing the certificate of canvass of Cotabato City is shown on January 24, 2019, during the canvassing session of the Commission on Elections sitting as the National Plebiscite Board of Canvassers. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Comelec on ‘colorful’ bets: Give them a chance, it’s not easy

Oct 11, 2018 - 11:03 PM

But Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon also reminds so-called nuisance bets: democracy is not a joke

Comelec junks protest vs Makati Mayor Abby Binay

Sep 23, 2016 - 5:39 PM

The Comelec First Division says Romulo Kid Peña Jr did not indicate the particular precincts where voting machines wrongly scanned ballots

THANKING COMELEC. Makati City Mayor Abigail 'Abby' Binay Campos thanks the Commission on Elections for junking the 'sham' protest filed by her rival, Romulo 'Kid' Peña Jr, against her electoral victory. File photo by the Makati City government

Comelec employees alarmed by commissioners' rift

Jun 28, 2016 - 6:53 PM

The Comelec Employees’ Union is deeply concerned that the infighting might adversely affect preparations for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls

POLL BODY. The Commission on Elections says it successfully conducted the May 9, 2016, national and local polls in the Philippines despite initial hitches. File photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

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Jun 28, 2016 - 2:35 PM

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Memo filed vs Comelec chairman's Japan trip

Jun 28, 2016 - 9:11 AM

Commissioner Christian Lim says Chairman Andres Bautista cannot sign his own travel authority to ensure checks and balances in Comelec

NEW MEMO. Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim (left) questions the recent trip to Japan of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista (right) in a memo dated June 27, 2016. File photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Guanzon: Chairman Bautista should run barangay polls alone

Jun 27, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Commissioner Rowena Guanzon’s comment comes after all 6 Comelec commissioners issued a memo criticizing Chairman Andres Bautista for his supposed failed leadership

BARANGAY POLLS. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon (right) says Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista (left) should run the upcoming barangay elections alone to 'give credit where credit is due.' File photos by Rappler

Comelec commissioners push for dialogue with chairman Bautista

Jun 24, 2016 - 4:25 PM

They also clarify that they re not asking for Bautista s resignation

DIALOGUE. All 6 commissioners of the Commission on Elections are seeking a dialogue with Chairman Andres Bautista. File screenshot by Rappler

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Jun 24, 2016 - 1:49 PM

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All Comelec commissioners hit Chairman Bautista

Jun 23, 2016 - 10:26 PM

With a heavy heart Comelec commissioners criticize the failed leadership of the Commission on Elections

COMELEC EN BANC. All 6 Comelec commissioners criticize their chairman, Andres Bautista, over a range of issues after the May 9 elections. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Comelec's Guanzon backs independent system audit

May 24, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Comelec s Rowena Guanzon says a system audit like the proposal of Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr will help the poll body assess the automated election system

INDEPENDENT AUDIT. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon supports an independent third party audit of the automated election system. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Smartmatic: It's Comelec running the show

May 17, 2016 - 10:11 PM

Smartmatic denies that it is overstepping its boundaries after a reported breach in protocol involving a hash code

HASH CODE ISSUE. Comelec's James Jimenez (left) and Smartmatic's Marlon Garcia explain the hash code issue in a news conference after the May 9 elections. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

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May 17, 2016 - 6:31 PM

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Getting water? Guanzon scolds Smartmatic exec: 'Stay away'

May 17, 2016 - 6:04 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon reprimands Smartmatic s Marlon Garcia for getting water in a dining room reserved for poll commissioners

'STAY AWAY.' Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon (right) scolds Smartmatic's Marlon Garcia for getting water in a dining room reserved for poll commissioners. Photos of Garcia and Guanzon from Comelec EId

Proclamation of 12 senators set for May 19

May 17, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says the National Board of Canvassers will proclaim the new senators along with newly elected party list groups

PROCLAMATION SET. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) is set to proclaim all 12 winning senators on May 19. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Smartmatic: No intention of leaving Philippines

May 17, 2016 - 11:34 AM

Smartmatic says it is unnecessary that Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon wants to bar the company s officials from leaving the country

'BREACH' EXPLAINED. Smartmatic Philippines general manager Elie Moreno holds a news conference with Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista after the technology provider was accused of breaching election-related protocol. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

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May 16, 2016 - 7:35 PM

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Guanzon to Comelec: Bar Smartmatic from leaving

May 16, 2016 - 2:41 PM

UPDATED Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon urges her colleagues to act with haste and dispatch on her request against technology provider Smartmatic

'PROBE SMARTMATIC.' Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon files a memorandum on May 16, 2016, urging her colleagues to bar Smartmatic from leaving the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Smartmatic personnel should stay in PH pending probe

May 15, 2016 - 3:04 PM

Comelec commissioner Rowena Guanzon says Smartmatic executives and personnel should remain in the country until the investigation on the breach of the poll body s protocols is completed

COMELEC PROBE. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says Smartmatic may be liable for breaching the poll body's protocols, even if this did not alter the election figures. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Overseas absentee voting: Duterte, Marcos win

May 14, 2016 - 11:24 PM

In the tight vice presidential race the difference between the overseas votes of Ferdinand Marcos Jr and Leni Robredo is around 86 700

Comelec’s Guanzon slams Smartmatic over hash code

May 13, 2016 - 5:03 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says Smartmatic should be liable for the hash code issue raised by Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr

HITTING SMARTMATIC. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says Smartmatic should be held liable for an unauthorized change in an election-related hash code. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Polls close in most parts of Philippines

May 09, 2016 - 5:34 PM

Polling stations where voting machines were replaced are open until 6 pm

HIGHLY ENGAGED. More than 54 million Filipinos were registered to vote on 09 May to elect a new President, Vice President, 12 senators and more than 18,000 regional and local positions. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA