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Here are the biggest campaign contributors to 2019’s winning senators

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:37 AM

(UPDATED) Businessmen, friends, family, and political parties bankroll the campaigns of the 12 winning senators in the 2019 midterm elections

NEW. Winning senators proclaimed on Wednesday, May 22. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

All incoming Cebu City bets meet SOCE deadline

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:03 AM

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.

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Cebu City COMELEC Board of Canvassers Chairman Chauncey Boholst, proclaims Edgardo “Edgar” Labella as mayor on Tuesday afternoon, May 14. Photo by Micole Tizon/Rappler

How much did Senate bets spend, receive in 2019 election campaign?

Jun 14, 2019 - 8:54 PM

(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

Senate topnotcher Cynthia Villar reports zero poll contributions

Jun 13, 2019 - 9:40 PM

Senator-elect Cynthia Villar spends P135 million for the recent senatorial polls, with zero 'contributions received'

SENATE TOPNOTCHER. Senator Cynthia Villar spends more than P135 million for the recent senatorial polls. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec says 2019 candidates, parties must file SOCE by June 13

May 24, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez says all candidates and parties, regardless of whether or not they won in the 2019 elections, must submit their statement of contributions and expenditures

CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES. The Commission on Elections reminds all candidates of the 2019 elections to file their statement of campaign expenditures by June 13, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jun 16, 2016 - 12:19 PM

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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

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

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 fines 4,600 candidates over unreported expenses

Jul 15, 2015 - 8:11 PM

The poll body is set to collect around P52 3 million in fines from 2013 candidates who failed to report their campaign expenses

Candidate of the masses?

Jul 15, 2013 - 11:56 AM

At least according to contributions reports it s not Teddy Casiño who was able to tap the support of the marginalized but Nancy Binay who belongs to a political dynasty

Comelec wants cap on poll contributions

Jun 11, 2013 - 6:15 PM

It s used for money making a poll commissioner says – the candidate solicit campaign contributions then withdraws from the race