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Rappler's latest stories on election period


More than 2,000 arrested since start of election period

Mar 02, 2019 - 1:48 PM

1,962 of 54% of the people arrested are civilians

Policemen implement a stricter COMELEC checkpoint in Binondo, Manila as the NCRPO deploys 14,000 police and set up more checkpoints in Metro Manila at start of the campaign period on February 12, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Grab Philippines prohibits election campaign ads on cars

Feb 02, 2019 - 1:31 PM

'We request the public to reach out to us for any sightings of these vehicles,' says Grab Philippines public affairs head Leo Gonzales

CAMPAIGN AD. This photo shows a car for a Grab ride with a campaign ad decal plastered on it. Sourced photo

Comelec, police inspect checkpoints as 2019 election period begins

Jan 13, 2019 - 12:32 AM

'Hihigpitan natin ngayon. Dapat 2019 ay mas honest at credible at mas peaceful 'yung 2019 elections,' says Comelec Chairman Sheriff Abas

ELECTION KICK-OFF. Police officers participate in the Unity Walk, interfaith prayer rally, and peace covenant signing for Eleksyon 2019 at Quezon Memorial Circle. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Comelec reschedules activities for 2017 barangay, SK elections

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) Set to be enforced during the election period, the gun ban begins on October 1

Comelec: Jan 10 is start of election period, gun ban

Jan 10, 2016 - 12:05 AM

The nationwide gun ban and other election related bans will last until June 8 2016

CHECKPOINT. Comelec Chairman Andy Bautista (3rd from right) joins PNP Chief Ricardo Marquez (left) on Saturday, January 9, during the ceremonial opening of the Comelec checkpoints along Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City. Joel Liporada/Rappler

What are not allowed when election period starts January 10

Jan 07, 2016 - 9:10 PM

The election period comes a month earlier this year For the 2016 the Comelec also totally disallows private individuals from applying for a gun ban exemption

How economy, elections and violence are linked

Mar 09, 2013 - 3:56 PM

Officials statistics NSCB show that income inequality not poverty or elections causes more crimes

Hand with gun image via Shutterstock.

24 election-related bans taking place

Jan 13, 2013 - 6:49 PM

Election veterans say detailed expansive election ban—which starts January 13—is meant to level the playing field But Comelec has not been aggressive enough