SOCE
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105 bets perpetually banned from public office for not filing SOCEs

Apr 18, 2018 - 8:10 PM

All candidates, winning or losing, must submit their statement of contributions and expenses (SOCE) to Comelec within 30 days after the elections

Pushing for transparency, keeping public officials in check

Nov 03, 2017 - 4:50 PM

It's important to keep an eye on what public officials are up to. Along the way, we also test the government's commitment towards transparency.

Madagascar plague deaths hit 94, with 1,100 suspected cases – WHO

Oct 20, 2017 - 7:35 PM

WHO's director for health emergencies in Africa, Ibrahima Soce Fall, says that out of 1,153 suspected cases, 300 are laboratory confirmed

PLAGUE. A council worker walks past sacks of potatoes as he sprays disinfectant during the clean-up of the market of Anosibe in the Anosibe district of Antananarivo on October 10, 2017. Photo by Rijasolo/AFP

For his victory, Duterte says he owes Imee Marcos, 3 other governors

Dec 29, 2016 - 7:17 PM

The President also names Jose Zubiri and Abet Garcia as among the governors who helped him win

NO DUTERTE CONTRIBUTION. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says President Rodrigo Duterte was only joking when he said she gave money to his campaign. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 22, 2016

Dec 22, 2016 - 8:53 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Thursday

Duterte: San Miguel's Ramon Ang was campaign donor

Dec 21, 2016 - 10:27 PM

The big businessman – whom Duterte praises for his disarming attitude of humility – is not on the list of contributors the President submitted to the Comelec

CHRISTMAS WITH THE PRESIDENT. President Duterte walks with Presidential Assistant Bong Go and SMC boss Ramon Ang (left) during a Christmas party in Malacañang on December 20. Photo courtesy of Malacañang

Who’s who in Duterte's poll contributors list

Dec 09, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Here s a quick look at the donors who helped fund Duterte’s successful presidential bid

DUTERTE DONORS. Many of President Rodrigo Duterte's top campaign contributors in the 2016 elections are businessmen. File photo by Rappler

Can Comelec probe Marcos donation to Duterte?

Oct 12, 2016 - 4:45 PM

The Comelec cannot act unless a formal complaint has been lodged Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez tells Rappler

Duterte donor Imee Marcos not in his SOCE

Oct 11, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Referring to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos donation President Rodrigo Duterte says Si Imee pa ang nagbigay Sabi niya inutang daw niya

CLOSE TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte (left) says Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos helped fund his presidential bid. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Who are De Lima's 2016 poll contributors?

Oct 01, 2016 - 12:30 PM

UPDATED None of the contributors to the senator s 2016 campaign have been mentioned by the witnesses in the congressional inquiries on the reported drug trade inside Bilibid

DE LIMA. Senator Leila de Lima at the Rapple senatorial debate in April 2016. Rappler file photo

Duterte & China, SOCE, Dwayne Wade | 6PM wRap

Jul 07, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Duterte's party to SC: Junk Comelec rule on campaign expense reports

Jul 07, 2016 - 1:01 PM

UPDATED PDP Laban argues that the extension of the filing of campaign expenses is clearly an accommodation of the Liberal Party

SC junks plea vs extended SOCE deadline

Jun 28, 2016 - 11:16 PM

The petitioners failed to submit a copy of the Comelec resolution extending the deadline for filing Statements of Contributions and Expenditures SOCEs the SC says

Roxas mom Judy is son's biggest campaign donor

Jun 22, 2016 - 4:36 PM

Judy Araneta Roxas donated P110 million to her son s campaign based on the SOCE filed by defeated presidential bet Manuel Mar Roxas II

CAMPAIGN EXPENSES. Defeated presidential bet Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II submits his Statement of Contributions and Expenditures, in the form of 50 boxes aboard a yellow truck, to the Commission on Elections on June 22, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Alvarez to Comelec: Bare resolution extending SOCE deadline

Jun 22, 2016 - 2:12 PM

Incoming Davao del Norte Representative Pantaleon Alvarez says the release of the Comelec resolution would allow other parties to challenge its legality

MISSING RESOLUTION. PDP-Laban's Pantaleon Alvarez urges Comelec to release the resolution that grants parties the extended deadline to file their statement of campaign expenses and contributions. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Roxas files SOCE, sends truckload of documents

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:31 PM

3rd UPDATE Defeated presidential bet Manuel Mar Roxas II declares that he spent P487 million during the campaign

TRUCKLOAD OF DOCUMENTS. Defeated presidential bet Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II sends 50 boxes of documents, aboard a yellow truck, as he submits his Statement of Contributions and Expenditures to the Commission on Elections on June 22, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Comelec accepts Lim's resignation as CFO head

Jun 21, 2016 - 2:45 PM

UPDATED Executive Director Jose Tolentino Jr is named officer in charge of the Comelec s Campaign Finance Office

Comelec Commissioner Christian Robert Lim. File photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Macalintal to Comelec: Don't accept Lim's resignation

Jun 21, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Lawyer Romulo Macalintal says Comelec Commission Christian Lim – and other officials – shouldn t be so thin skinned if the en banc doesn t follow his office s recommendations

NO RESIGNATION. Romulo Macalintal says Comelec should not accept its Campaign Finance Office chief's resignation. Rappler/Comelec file photos

Resigned Comelec CFO head Lim: SOCE filing extension illegal

Jun 20, 2016 - 3:00 PM

UPDATED Commissioner Christian Robert Lim also expressed frustration over the Comelec en banc s decision given his office s efforts to implement campaign finance rules

Strike out late SOCEs, group asks Comelec

Jun 20, 2016 - 1:14 PM

UPDATED The rule of law should favor law abiders not law breakers like LP says Leon Peralta of a newly formed Duterte inspired group

PETITION VS LATE SOCE. Leon Peralta and retired Lt. Col. George Rabusa file a petition against the late-filing of SOCEs on Monday, June 20. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Comelec's campaign finance office chief to resign

Jun 17, 2016 - 7:16 PM

Commissioner Christian Robert Lim cites as reason the poll body s extension of the deadline for filing political parties campaign spending reports He remains a commissioner

SENIOR COMMISSIONER. Comelec Commissioner Christian Robert Lim plans to resign as head of the Comelec Campaign Finance Office. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

UNA hits Comelec for extending SOCE filing for LP

Jun 17, 2016 - 7:15 PM

It s the death of rule of law says the opposition party but the Comelec spokesman says the decision considered the greater benefit for the greater majority

EXPLAINER: Why not bring the SOCE issue to the Supreme Court?

Jun 17, 2016 - 3:37 PM

Adding a layer of qualification to the minimum set by the Constitution for elective offices – like the filing of SOCE before the winning candidates can assume office – is unconstitutional

LATE FILING. The Liberal Party submits its Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) only on June 14. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Comelec extends SOCE filing until June 30

Jun 16, 2016 - 4:50 PM

UPDATED Spokesperson James Jimenez says the decision benefits not only the LP which requested the extension but also others that have yet to file their SOCE

No reason for Comelec to reject late SOCE filing – Macalintal

Jun 16, 2016 - 1:59 PM

Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal says the Comelec has no authority to change the law which does not prohibit the late submission of campaign spending reports but imposes penalties

SPENDING REPORTS. The Liberal Party submits boxes of its campaign spending reports past the deadline. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Duterte’s cabinet, SOCE, NATO | 12PM wRap

Jun 16, 2016 - 12:19 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Comelec office: No to LP's late SOCE filing

Jun 15, 2016 - 10:05 PM

Granting the Liberal Party s request for a deadline extension would be unfair to other candidates and parties that complied with the prescribed period

Ex-Comelec chief Brillantes: Late filing of SOCE not illegal

Jun 15, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Sixto Brillantes Jr argues that a Comelec resolution on the filing of 2016 campaign spending reports expanded the provision of the law causing confusion

BRILLANTES ON SOCE. The ex-Comelec chairman shares his thoughts on the issue of late-filing of SOCEs. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

UNA: Don't give 'special treatment' to Roxas, LP in SOCE filing

Jun 15, 2016 - 3:44 PM

UNA also urges the Comelec to sanction LP and its presidential bet Mar Roxas for failing to file their SOCEs on time

Abu Sayyaf, Liberal Party, Cavs beat Warriors | 6PM wRap

Jun 14, 2016 - 7:49 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Liberal Party submits SOCE 6 days past deadline

Jun 14, 2016 - 12:42 PM

UPDATED The documents do not include the campaign spending report of LP standard bearer Mar Roxas

LATE FILING. The Liberal Party submits its Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) only on June 14. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Who were the biggest election spenders in Aklan?

Jun 13, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Congressman elect Carlito Marquez leads all spenders in Aklan with a total of nearly P900 000

Robredo: LP will submit SOCE before June 30

Jun 10, 2016 - 5:28 PM

The Vice President elect brushes off speculation that her party s failure to submit its SOCE on time will prevent her from assuming the second highest elective post in the land

VP-ELECT. Vice President-elect Leni Robredo holds a news briefing with her election lawyer, Romulo Macalintal after her proclamation on May 31, 2016. Photo form Leni Robredo's Twitter page

Senate race: Tolentino spent most, Isko Moreno got biggest contributions

Jun 08, 2016 - 10:21 PM

See how much winning and losing Senate bets spent and how much they received in contributions during the 2016 election campaign

Poe, Robredo spent the most among presidential, VP bets

Jun 08, 2016 - 8:11 PM

3rd UPDATE Liberal Party s Mar Roxas requests the Comelec for a 14 day extension in filing his statement of contributions and expenses

Comelec to 2016 candidates: Submit your SOCE by June 8

Jun 04, 2016 - 4:26 PM

Under the Omnibus Election Code candidates who fail to submit their Statements of Contributions and Expenditures two consecutive elections are barred from running for public office

SOCE. Comelec commissioner Luie Guia reminds candidates to submit their Statement of Contribution and Expenditure

EXPLAINER: Common mistakes in declaring campaign expenses

Feb 23, 2016 - 10:00 AM

A much swifter and simpler way of pursuing cases of overspending and accepting prohibited donation against candidates is through a petition for disqualification

ACCURACY. Poll watchdogs question the accuracy of the Statement of Contributions and Expenditures submitted by candidates to the Comelec.

Comelec proposal: Submit campaign rally expenses within 7 days

Aug 04, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Comelec is set to issue stricter guidelines on campaign contributions and expenses

Did Binay 'fronts' keep 2010 campaign funds?

May 31, 2015 - 12:00 AM

The bank accounts of Limlingan and Baloloy enjoy massive infusion of funds from December 2009 to June 2010 Were these excess funds from donations and contributions?

Marcos campaign donors: Controversial businessmen, lawyers

Feb 26, 2015 - 8:38 PM

In 2010 Bongbong Marcos was able to solicit close to P94 million to cover his senatorial campaign expenses on top of the P15 7 million he spent from personal funds

Brillantes: Comelec not singling out JV Ejercito

Jun 27, 2014 - 5:21 PM

The poll chief reacts to the opposition senator’s accusation that members of their clan are being targeted – following the ouster of his governor cousin and the pending disqualification case against his father

Elections and the Estrada wealth

Apr 25, 2014 - 10:30 AM

UPDATED Rappler looks closely at the finances as well as election contributions and expenses of the Estradas

FAMILY. Seeking public office has been financially beneficial to members of former president Joseph Estrada's family.

Comelec warns non-compliant candidates

Feb 22, 2014 - 10:30 AM

Candidates who would still not file their SOCEs on May 12 will face administrative cases and election offenses related to campaign finance

Jail time, P100,000 fine for not filing poll spending sought

Feb 21, 2014 - 11:00 PM

A Senate bill seeks a P100 000 maximum administrative fine for late filing of election spending reports; a watchdog wants erring candidates imprisoned

ELECTORAL REFORMS. Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel preside over an electoral reforms committee hearing on Thursday, February 20. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Comelec errs in SOCE deficiency of 29 politicians

Dec 31, 2013 - 4:14 PM

Four representatives and 25 local officials whom the poll body sought to remove for failing to report campaign expenses turn out to have submitted documents

New reso cancels out Comelec order for pols to vacate posts

Dec 18, 2013 - 6:30 PM

Lawyer says a recent Comelec resolution provides no more basis to cite the original grounds for removing elective officials over SOCE deficiencies

'RECALL ORDER'. Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal asks the Commission on Elections to recall its order directing 424 local officials to leave office because of their deficient statement of election contributions and expenses (SOCE). Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Comelec 'can't unseat elected pols'

Dec 12, 2013 - 10:04 PM

Can elected officials be removed for failing to file campaign spending reports? A seasoned election lawyer says Comelec has jurisdiction over them only in relation to pending cases or petitions prior to election

Comelec to 424 officials: leave office

Dec 12, 2013 - 10:47 AM

4th UPDATE Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr says these officials failed to submit their Statement of Election Contributions and Expenditures 169 of them come from the ruling Liberal Party

PDAF kickbacks: Napoles had favorites

Oct 26, 2013 - 6:06 PM

Apart from showing details about pork barrel fund transactions the ledger of whistleblower Benhur Luy illustrates how Janet Napoles’ pork barrel network swelled through the years

Family, followers donate to independent Senate bets

Jun 29, 2013 - 12:45 PM

Among independent and 3rd party candidates in the last elections only 5 received significant contributions