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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

Corporations as campaign donors? No way, law says

Mar 13, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Provisions in the Corporation Code and the Omnibus Election Code ban companies from making donations for election purposes

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Are campaign expenses taxed?

Jan 06, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Are politicians exempt from paying income tax? Are big campaign donors also big taxpayers?

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

DOJ to Comelec: File proper case to unseat elected pols

Dec 17, 2013 - 4:42 PM

The justice secretary herself a former election lawyer says a mere letter to agencies cannot remove officials for failure to file their campaign spending reports

FILE A CASE. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima calls on Comelec to file proper case proceedings to unseat local officials who failed to submit proper campaign spending reports. File photo by AFP/Jay Directo

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

UNA bets' contributors mostly relatives, family friends

Jun 28, 2013 - 9:41 PM

Family friends who contributed to the individual campaigns of United Nationalist Alliance senatorial bets are mostly businessmen operating in the provinces

Kin, lawyers, big business among Team PNoy donors

Jun 24, 2013 - 5:53 PM

Eleven administration senatorial candidates received a combined P900 million in contributions One bet – Jamby Madrigal – spent for her own campaign

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)

Disclose poll expenses, activists tell Aquino

Jun 17, 2013 - 4:00 PM

President Benigno Aquino III presumably used public funds to campaign for administration bets critics say

ILLEGAL CAMPAIGNING? Groups accuse President Benigno Aquino III of using government funds to push for the administration's senatorial bets. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo 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

Bets beat deadline on poll expenses, but...

Jun 13, 2013 - 1:29 PM

The Comelec declines to partially release expenditure reports

Nancy Binay outspends Poe, Aquino

Jun 12, 2013 - 11:00 PM

Those who fail to submit campaign finance reports cannot assume office on June 30 according to Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim

'SENATE’S MOTHER.' Senator-elect Nancy Binay says she will pursue her campaign platform of pushing for more daycare and feeding centers and an expanded immunization program. Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig