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New round of voter registration begins August 1

Jun 22, 2019 - 12:00 AM

The voter registration period will last until September 30

VOTER REGISTRATION. A voter registers for the 2019 elections at Comelec-Quezon City on September 29, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec upholds decision disqualifying winning Cebu City councilor

Jun 21, 2019 - 5:36 PM

Alvin Arcilla argues he is not disqualified and his 3rd term is not counted because he was suspended during his last term in 2016

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

Another petition vs Duterte Youth's Cardema filed with Comelec

Jun 17, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Millennials PH asks the Commission on Elections to cancel Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema's bid for a party-list seat, citing his 'attempt to mislead, misinform, or hide the fact that he is ineligible'

OPPOSTION FILED. Another opposition vs Duterte Youth Ronald Cardema was filed before the poll body on June 17, 2019. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec denies alleged poll fraud amid photo of floating ballot box in Maguindanao

Jun 17, 2019 - 4:53 PM

The Comelec says it is investigating the incident of a ballot box supposedly stolen and found floating in a submerged area behind the Datu Salibo, Maguindanao municipal office

NO FRAUD. The Commission on Elections denies allegations of poll fraud in Datu Salibo, Maguindanao during the 2019 midtem elections. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ex-poll chief Brillantes, Macalintal back calls to junk Cardema's Congress bid

Jun 17, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Veteran election lawyers throw their support behind the petition seeking to cancel Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's nomination and withhold his certificate of proclamation

ELECTION EXPERTS. Veteran election lawyers (L-R) Romulo Macalintal and former poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr support calls urging the Comelec to reject Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's bid for Congress. Photo of Macalintal by Angie de Silva/Rappler; Photo of Brillantes by Roy Lagarde/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

Comelec disqualifies winning Cebu City councilor

Jun 14, 2019 - 7:31 PM

Comelec says Cebu City Councilor Alvin Arcilla is on his 3rd and final term now, and should not have run in 2019

LAST TERM. The Commission on Elections says Councilor Alvin Arcilla has maxed out his term limit. Photo from Arcilla's Facebook

Too old to be youth official, Cardema now says he represents ‘professionals’

Jun 11, 2019 - 6:27 PM

Election lawyer Emil Marañon III says Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema's nomination should be cancelled due to the misrepresentation

DUTERTE YOUTH. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema is pictured at the proclamation of winning party-lists in the 2019 elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/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 hears petitions vs Duterte Youth's Cardema

Jun 11, 2019 - 9:02 AM

The Commission on Elections en banc tackles oppositions filed against Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema and his qualifications to be a representative in Congress

POLL BODY. The Commission on Elections holds a hearing on Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's substitution bid. Fie photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Cardema's party should have been dismissed – Comelec's Guia

Jun 06, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Commission on Elections Commissioner Luie Tito Guia says Ronald Cardema's party-list group Duterte Youth should not have been accredited in the first place

GUIA'S STAND. Comelec Commissioner Luie Tito Guia says Ronald Cardema's party-list group, Duterte Youth, should not have been accredited in the first place. Photo courtesy of Comelec

May 13 elections most accurate, manual audit shows

Jun 06, 2019 - 4:55 PM

The May 13 elections post an overall accuracy rate of 99.9953%, according to the random manual audit of the election results

MANUAL AUDIT. Public school teachers manually count ballots on May 15, 2019, as part of the random manual audit at Diamond Hotel. Photo by Inoue Jaena/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

String of disqualification cases filed vs Torres-Gomez, allies in Leyte

Jun 05, 2019 - 3:43 PM

Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres are no strangers to petitions to disqualify them

WINNERS. Disqualification cases have been filed against (from left) elected Leyte Provincial Board Member Carmen Jean Torres-Rama, Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez, Leyte Representative Lucy Torres Gomez, and Merida Mayor Rolando Villasencio.

‘Where’s the credibility, Comelec?’

Jun 04, 2019 - 8:02 PM

Filipinos react to the Commission on Elections' decision approving the last-minute bid of Ronald Cardema to become a party-list nominee

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

Lawmakers to Comelec: Don't let problems in 2019 polls happen in 2022

Jun 04, 2019 - 6:30 PM

'We can't have something like this happen in the 2022 presidential election. We might have a revolution,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan

POLL COMMISSIONERS. Comelec commissioners headed by Chairman Sheriff Abas (far left) appear at the hearing of joint congressional oversight committee on the automated election system on June 4, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler​

Comelec approves substitution bid of Duterte Youth's Cardema

Jun 04, 2019 - 4:38 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The poll body's decision means Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema is a step closer to assuming the post as party-list representative in the incoming 18th Congress

DUTERTE YOUTH. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema attends the proclamation of winning party-lists on May 22, 2019 despite the poll body still having to release a decision on his substitution bid Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte's rant vs Smartmatic puts Comelec under scrutiny

Jun 01, 2019 - 12:30 PM

From bleeding pens to defective vote-counting machines, the Commission on Elections needs to answer a host of problems while maintaining its independence

Comelec to study Duterte call to junk Smartmatic machines

May 31, 2019 - 5:31 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Kakailanganin natin ng legal basis to ban any supplier. 'Yun ang titingnan natin,' says Commission on Elections Spokesperson James Jimenez

REVIEW SMARTMATIC. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez says the poll body will study President Rodrigo Duterte's call vs Smartmatic. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte says Comelec should junk Smartmatic machines

May 30, 2019 - 9:46 PM

'Dispose of that Smartmatic and look for a new one that is free of fraud,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

Protesters againsts Smartmatic rally outside the Comelec office in Manila on October 11, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Comelec junks bid to disqualify another Torres in Leyte

May 29, 2019 - 11:03 AM

The Comelec second division dismisses a petition to disqualify the candidacy for the Leyte provincial board of Carmen Jean Torres Rama, sister of Representative Lucy Torres Gomez

Carmen Jean Torres-Rama

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

Petitions vs Cardema pour in as Comelec decides his fate

May 24, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Commissions on Elections spokesperson James Jimenez says more than 10 petitions have been filed opposing Cardema's substitution as nominee of Duterte Youth in the party list

PETITION CHALLENGED. Over 10 groups have filed petitions opposing Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's substitution bid. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIST: Neophyte party-list reps include businessmen, political clans, former gov't officials

May 23, 2019 - 8:22 PM

At least 19 groups consider the 18th Congress as their first foray into the House of Representatives. But not all are completely new to government service.

After party-list proclamation, still no Comelec decision on Cardema petition

May 23, 2019 - 1:11 AM

(UPDATED) 'I have not signed a reso (resolution) about giving due course to Cardema’s application for substitution,' says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

DUTERTE YOUTH. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema attends the proclamation of winning party-lists in 2019 elections even without a Comelec decision on his substitution bid. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec proclaims 51 winning groups in 2019 party-list elections

May 22, 2019 - 7:31 PM

Party-list group Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) tops the race, gaining the maximum 3 seats allowed in the House of Representatives

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

Comelec to withhold payment for suppliers of defective election materials

May 22, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Commission on Elections Chairman Sheriff Abas says suppliers of defective materials will not be paid yet, pending the review of their contracts and possible violations

POLL CHAIRMAN. Comelec Chairman Sheriff Abas orders the poll body to withhold payment for suppliers of defective election materials. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Election lawyers, youth leaders to Comelec: Reject Cardema's substitution bid

May 22, 2019 - 3:55 PM

They also ask the poll body to cancel Duterte Youth's registration and investigate Ronald Cardema for alleged violations of the Omnibus Election Code

POLL COMISSIONERS. In this photo, 3 of 7 Comelec Commissioners observe canvassing of votes for senators and party-lists in the 2019 elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

12 new senators proclaimed, boosting Duterte's power

May 22, 2019 - 1:01 PM

The new senators include Duterte aide Bong Go and Marcos daughter Imee Marcos, wiping out opposition bets and tightening the President's grip on Congress

DUTERTE AIDE. Commission on Elections Chairman Sheriff Abas raises the hand of Senator-elect Bong Go during the proclamation of new senators on May 22, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec transparency server ends unofficial count

May 22, 2019 - 12:22 PM

With 98.42% of all expected precinct-level results received, the Comelec ends transparency server operations at Pope Pius XII Catholic Center

TRANSPARENCY SERVER EXIT. Comelec Director Teopisto Elnas Jr, project lead for the transparency server operations, assures accredited groups that there will be a third-party audit of the entire system.

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

LOOK: Comelec rolls out red carpet for 12 winning senators

May 21, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The Commission on Elections holds a dry run of the proclamation of winning senators at the Philippine International Convention Center

DRY RUN. The Commission on Elections on May 21, 2019, conducts a dry run of the arrival of winning senators at the Philippine International Convention Center. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Delayed U.S. votes stall May 21 proclamation of senators

May 21, 2019 - 1:45 PM

'I'm very sorry to disappoint everyone, but it looks like today is not the day,' says Commission on Elections Spokesperson James Jimenez

PROCLAMATION RESCHEDULED. Commission on Elections Spokesperson James Jimenez says on May 21, 2019, that the expected proclamation of senators and party-list groups on that day will not push through. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Delayed overseas votes leave Senate bets hanging

May 20, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Lawyer George Garcia urges the Commission on Elections to proclaim the winning senators even without certificates of canvass from the US and Saudi Arabia

CANVASSING VOTES. Days after the May 13 polls, the Commission on Elections canvasses votes for senators and party-list groups at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Groups ask Comelec to junk Duterte Youth Cardema's substitution bid

May 20, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Election watchdog Kontra Daya and leaders of youth groups argue Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema does not meet the age requirement

COMELEC EN BANC. In this photo, 4 of the 7 Comelec commissioners observe the canvassing of the certificates of canvass in the 2019 elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec prepares for Duterte in proclamation of senators

May 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM

This comes as no opposition bet makes it to the winning circle, and as winners include President Rodrigo Duterte's longtime aide, incoming senator Bong Go

PREPARING FOR DUTERTE. The Commission on Elections is preparing for the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte when it proclaims winning senators at the Philippine International Convention Center possibly on May 21, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Corrupted SD cards delay proclamation of senators

May 19, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Corrupted SD cards stall the transmission of votes from some overseas posts to the Commission on Elections, delaying the proclamation of winning senators

CANVASSING OF VOTES. Commission on Elections Director Frances Arabe briefs the media in a press conference during the national canvassing of votes for senators and party-list groups on May 19, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

On Duterte Youth Cardema's bid for substitution: Questions for Comelec

May 19, 2019 - 8:13 PM

The Comelec en banc will need to decide on whether or not Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's filing a petition for substitution is valid and if he meets qualifications to be a youth representative

DUTERTE YOUT. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema is considered resigned as chairman of the National Youth Commission since he filed a petition for substitution as party-list nominee. File photo from National Youth Commission

Lawyers push for urgent proclamation of Senate bets

May 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Election lawyer George Garcia says there is an 'urgency to proclaim' winning senators in the May 13 elections

PROCLAMATION OF WINNERS. Election lawyer George Garcia in an interview with reporters on May 19, 2019, there is an urgency to proclaim winning senators and party-list groups. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec 'not ready' to proclaim senators this weekend

May 18, 2019 - 7:58 PM

The Commission on Elections says it aims to proclaim winning senators and party-list groups 'in one day but not at the same time'

CANVASSING VOTES. The canvassing of votes for senators and party-list groups is ongoing at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec to hold special elections in Isabela precinct

May 18, 2019 - 7:29 PM

(UPDATED) The Commission on Elections is holding special elections on May 20 in a polling precinct with around 1,000 voters in Jones, Isabela

SPECIAL ELECTIONS? Commission on Elections Director Frances Arabe says in a press conference on May 18, 2019, that the poll body is considering special elections in a polling precinct in Jones, Isabela, where a vote-counting machine was burned. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec clarifies Duterte Youth's Cardema met deadline for substitution

May 18, 2019 - 7:28 PM

Comelec Director Frances Arabe says the poll body's Commission en banc is currently tackling Cardema's petition for substitution for the party list's nominees

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

Comelec says Namfrel aware of transmission router

May 17, 2019 - 9:43 PM

Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez says Namfrel was in the meeting where this was approved unanimously

TRANSMISSION ROUTER. Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez in a press conference on May 17, 2019, shows the media the minutes of the meeting on the transmission routers for the May 13 elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Groups ask Comelec to suspend proclamation of winning party lists

May 17, 2019 - 9:29 PM

Party-list groups Append, Partido Lakas ng Masa, Murang Kuryente, and Ang Nars make the call as allegations of fraud continue to hound the 2019 elections

SUSPEND PROCLAMATION. Partido Lakas ng Masa's lawyer Aaron Pedrosa and Append's lawyer Romel Bagares show their petitions to media on May 17, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] How to fix what went wrong in the 2019 elections

May 17, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Abandoning the automated system and going back to manual is a far worse option

Duterte Youth’s Cardema can't substitute for party list nominee – Comelec

May 17, 2019 - 5:47 PM

'The period for substitution has already lapsed,' says Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez

DUTERTE YOUTH CHAIRMAN. Duterte Youth Chair Ronald Cardema sought to substitute his wife, Ducielle Cardema as the group's nominee for the 2019 polls. RTVM screenshot

Proclamation of winning senators seen this weekend

May 17, 2019 - 3:42 PM

Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says the proclamation of winning senators in the 2019 elections may take place as early as Saturday afternoon, May 18

CANVASSING OF VOTES. The Commission on Elections led by Chairman Sheriff Abas (1st from right) conducts the canvassing of votes for senators and party-list groups at the Philippine International Convention Center on May 15, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec turns over Transparency Server logs to PPCRV

May 17, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Comelec says PPCRV will do the initial review and produce a report based on examination of the server logs. After that, copies of the logs will also be released to other accredited organizations, including media.

TRANSPARENCY LOGS. Comelec Commissioner Marlon Casquejo turns over devices containing the Transparency server logs to PPCRV representatives