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Crowdfunding can level candidates' campaign spending – election lawyer

Apr 14, 2019 - 9:50 PM

But election lawyer Emil Marañon III says crowdfunding initiatives aren't easily doable under the Philippines' election laws

Top poll ad spender? Alejano says he spent less than '3%' of PCIJ estimate

Feb 16, 2019 - 5:36 PM

'I cannot imagine myself having that amount,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, who has been named by the PCIJ as the top 10 ad spender so far for the 2019 polls

TOP SPENDER? Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano at the Philippine Military Academy alumni homecoming 2019 in Baguio City. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

Political ads of top spenders worth more than their declared wealth

Feb 13, 2019 - 7:17 PM

Former special assistant to the President Bong Go spends a whopping P422 million for his senatorial bid. The mystery? His net worth as of 2017 is only P12.85 million.

House OKs bill increasing allowed campaign expenses for candidates

May 22, 2018 - 5:30 PM

House Bill No. 7295 also increases the maximum campaign expenditure that political parties and candidates without political parties may spend per voter

CANDIDATES' FLYERS. Campaign materials for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections are found along Roces Avenue in Quezon City on May 10, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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

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?

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

Lifestyle check on candidates? My records are open, says Roxas

Mar 10, 2016 - 11:28 AM

The administration standard bearer responds to calls spurred by reports on funds spent by presidential candidates on political ads so far

OPEN TO SCRUTINY. Administration standard-bearer Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II says his records are open to scrutiny. Photo from Mar Roxas' Twitter account

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

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

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 '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 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

‘PH needs realistic election spending cap’

Jun 26, 2013 - 6:03 PM

Candidates file untruthful finance reports because the law only allows an unrealistically low campaign expenditures

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)

Baguio mayoral bet’s expenses: 50 cents

Jun 15, 2013 - 7:58 PM

Peter Puzon spent less this year than in 2010 – and got double the votes

Nancy, 4 others earn from poll donations

Jun 15, 2013 - 11:19 AM

The Bureau of Internal Revenue classifies unused campaign contributions as the candidate’s income and therefore subject to tax

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

With Romney filing, 2012 election spending tops $2B

Dec 07, 2012 - 1:16 PM

Romney s filings show spending in the 2012 presidential race rose to a record 2 billion

Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, waves to the crowd before conceding the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP