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TV still candidates' platform of choice in 2016 elections

Aug 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Radio comes second to TV in terms of ad buys from the candidates research by PCIJ shows

55 print, TV, radio outfits did not submit all pol ads docs?

Aug 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Like wayward candidates many media agencies also failed to file reports with the poll body in defiance of their obligation in law

Duterte's SALN: P3M from extra campaign donations

May 13, 2017 - 9:22 PM

Duterte explains the additional P3 million in his SALN as of December 2016 saying this came from various donors he no longer knows

President Rodrigo Duterte leads the inauguration of the MMDA Metro Manila Crisis Monitoring and Management Center with General manager Thomas Orbos at the MMDA headquarters in Makati City on April 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

Imee Marcos denies contributing money to Duterte campaign

Oct 17, 2016 - 11:08 AM

The Ilocos Norte governor says she only helped Duterte by mustering votes in the region not by donating money for his campaign

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BIR to media: Report paid campaign promotions of 2016 bets

May 05, 2016 - 6:54 PM

For national candidates media organizations are urged to report all paid promotions made from November 9 2015 to May 7 2016

Binay is king of pol ads, Poe comes close

Apr 28, 2016 - 11:16 PM

Binay s ad spending during the first 50 days of his 2016 presidential campaign is already bigger than his overall spending for his 90 day vice presidential campaign in 2010

Can candidates spend like crazy on campaigns?

Apr 26, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Will candidates stick to the rules on campaign spending? And more importantly will the Comelec implement its rules?

#PHVoteWatch: Report vote buying, other election wrongdoing

Apr 26, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Report cases of vote buying vote selling election related violence campaign violations and other forms of election problems and offenses using the PHVoteWatch map

Part 2: Toothless laws, elections, campaign donors

Mar 24, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Is the Comelec doing enough to stop corporations from making campaign donations?

Part 1: Poe, other bets, used corporate donors for campaigns

Mar 23, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Philippine laws prohibit corporations from making campaign donations However the practice continues with both corporation and candidate having little or no fear of consequences

CORPORATE DONORS. Despite Philippine laws prohibiting corporations from donating to candidates and political parties, many still do.

Binay: P1-B pre-campaign spending a ‘non-issue’

Mar 11, 2016 - 3:27 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay says he will abide by the ad spending limits imposed by the Commission on Elections during the campaign period

NON-ISSUE. Vice President Jejomar Binay downplays the amount he spent on ads during the pre-campaign period. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Billions of pesos spent on 'pre-campaign' ads

Mar 10, 2016 - 8:56 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is the sole presidential bet who did not spend hundreds of millions of pesos on pre campaign ads

EXPLAINER: Pacquiao’s match can be aired in PH, but...

Mar 07, 2016 - 3:20 PM

UPDATED Manny Pacquiao had filed his candidacy for senator before he contractually agreed to his match with Bradley It is difficult to ascribe good faith on his part when he scheduled the match within the campaign period

File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

#AnimatED: Private planes and the murky world of campaign finance

Feb 29, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Reforms to thwart money politics are badly needed – from transparency in disclosures to enforcement of laws

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.

Who funds your senator's campaigns?

Feb 20, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Let s look back at how some of the 2016 senatorial bets funded their campaigns in previous elections

Comelec warns bets: Spending meter starts running

Feb 09, 2016 - 1:30 PM

The Comelec starts monitoring candidates expenses as the campaign season officially begins on February 9

#PHVote throwback: LP spent the most in past campaign

Feb 03, 2016 - 10:28 AM

We review the past campaign spending of political parties with presidential bets in 2016 Will parties once again spend millions hoping for a return on investment?

Some candidates dishonest in campaign spending – poll watchdogs

Feb 02, 2016 - 7:49 PM

Eric Alvia of Namfrel says that to set a level playing field among all candidates we should look at state funding admittedly a difficult push

ARMM had most 'overspending' candidates in past elections

Jan 30, 2016 - 1:00 PM

There are 365 campaign overspending cases in the ARMM from the 2010 and 2013 elections the highest among all regions

Money talk: Roxas spent the most in past campaign

Jan 28, 2016 - 11:16 AM

As the campaign period nears we review campaign spending by candidates running for president in 2016 The bulk of their expenses goes to media ads

How did Binay fund his 2010 campaign?

Jan 27, 2016 - 10:56 AM

In 2010 Binay spent over P201 million on media ads during the campaign period How much can candidates actually spend?

Comelec eyes 590 bets for perpetual disqualification

Oct 24, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Prominent names who failed to report campaign expenses include ex ARMM governor Nur Misuari ex Caloocan City mayor Macario Asistio Jr and ex Quezon City congressman Ismael ‘Chuck’ Mathay III

Comelec taps council vs elections money laundering

Oct 05, 2015 - 9:01 PM

The Anti Money Laundering Council will monitor and ensure that proceeds from unlawful activities are not converted into campaign contributions and expenditures

We need election debates, not boodle fights

Sep 20, 2015 - 1:19 PM

In lieu of political reforms perhaps the only hope remains in the academe Church and media to try to bring discernment back into our choice of leaders

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

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?

It's final: ER Ejercito disqualified as Laguna governor

Feb 17, 2015 - 4:03 PM

Ejercito s lawyer says the Supreme Court ruling expanded the limitations on campaign contributions It factors the expenses incurred by supporters without the candidate s knowledge

DISQUALIFIED. Laguna Gov ER Ejercito at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa in Laguna. File photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

US Democrats push campaign finance reform, passage unlikely

Sep 09, 2014 - 8:12 AM

The Senate advances Democratic efforts to amend the US Constitution by limiting the financial influence of corporations and billionaires on elections but the bid appears doomed to fail

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

SC orders Comelec: Respond to ER Ejercito's plea

May 27, 2014 - 6:39 PM

The disqualified governor fails to secure a temporary restraining order TRO or a status quo ante order SQAO that would have stopped his ouster

ER Ejercito to SC: Void my disqualification

May 23, 2014 - 5:01 PM

Ejercito tells the Court he was disqualified for an act done by a third party

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

Comelec disqualifies Laguna gov for campaign overspending

Sep 26, 2013 - 2:44 PM

UPDATED The Commission on Elections 1st division says ER Ejercito spent over P6 million in television advertisement alone He is allowed to spent only P4 5 million on his campaign

Winners of the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival

New senators: Who spent more per vote?

Jul 10, 2013 - 9:20 PM

Neophytes spent P6 and up per vote garnered while re electionists spent less than that – except Alan Cayetano who spent more than P7 per vote

All papers in: Jack Enrile is 2013 polls' biggest spender

Jun 17, 2013 - 4:51 PM

If the winning circle was based on the biggest spenders two defeated candidates would make it to the Senate

(File photo by UNA Media Bureau)

The most poll contributions go to...

Jun 15, 2013 - 6:30 AM

While 4 senatorial candidates report not receiving any contributions

Only one Senate bet fails to report poll expenses?

Jun 14, 2013 - 12:46 PM

UPDATED Only Risa Hontiveros of Team PNoy has not issued any statement on her failure to submit her campaign spending report as of Friday June 14

6 Senate winners fail to report expenses

Jun 13, 2013 - 6:57 PM

Only 21 out of 33 senatorial bets submit their Statements of Election Contributions and Expenditures to the Comelec