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Maria Butina – the first Russian convicted in the sprawl of cases arising from Moscow's interference in the 2016 presidential election – faces up to 6 months in prison, followed by likely deportation
Minority senators slam the government's reasoning that martial law makes it easy for the military, police, and local government units to carry out their mandate
The Commission on Elections also says a total of 2.8 million voters registered for the plebiscite, exceeding the target
'I know the law, but I don’t know the political side of an election,' says Romulo Macalintal, as he prepares for his senatorial bid in May 2019
One of the military's first acts after seizing power in May 2014 was to outlaw political activity of all kinds. The ban is officially lifted on Tuesday, December 11.
President Rodrigo Duterte also tells government personnel not to side with any candidate or party but, in the same speech, talks of the senatorial candidacy of his longtime assistant Bong Go
Voting is now scheduled to take place from 6 am to 6 pm, extended by an hour
More than 100 million people are registered to vote on December 30 for either Hasina's Awami League and its allies, or a beleaguered opposition that says it is being hobbled by police
The elections come one month before President Nicolas Maduro begins his second 6-year term after winning an election in May termed illegitimate by political opponents, the European Union, the United States and most of Latin America
(UPDATED) Based on Michael Cohen's testimony, a Russian allegedly offered 'political synergy' and 'synergy on a government level' to President Donald Trump's campaign as early as 2015
Local police are trying to serve an arrest warrant for qualified theft, but Andre Santos locks himself up in his house in Marilao town in Bulacan
Kontra Daya asks Comelec to hold purveyors of lies accountable
Silay City Mayor Mark Golez says the senatorial candidate's tarpaulin violates a city ordinance, which regulates and requires permits for advertisements
Voting will take place on January 21, 2019, for ARMM, Cotabato City, and Isabela City as scheduled. Lanao del Norte, North Cotabato, and LGUs that petitioned to take part will vote on February 6, 2019.
How would he continue to push for his advocacies when he's no longer within the hall of the courts and in the August Hall?
'It may just cause you to be more forthright with how much you’re spending when creating that content,' says Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez
If he becomes senator, Roque would back only 3 changes to the 1987 Constitution, rather than a sweeping revision as proposed by Duterte's Consultative Committee and House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
How different would a Senator Harry Roque be from a Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque? Rappler interviews the People's Reform Party bet.
On the top spot of the initial list is Bayan Muna party-list while Mocha Uson's AA-Kasosyo party-list is at the bottom in the 181st spot
'To await the start of the election period might become too late for us,' La Union 2nd District Representative Sandra Eriguel says in her request to the Comelec
(UPDATED) The surprise recommendation comes ahead of Michael Flynn's upcoming sentencing, which has been postponed 4 times over the past year
'We're at your disposal to answer your questions. There are no limits, no censorship... The media are instruments to keep the people informed,' Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tells reporters
PRP agrees with President Duterte's unilateral ICC withdrawal. Miriam Defensor Santiago was the first Filipino ICC judge.
The former first lady was only serving as a placeholder to allow one of the younger Marcoses to substitute her in the Ilocos Norte gubernatorial race, says her daughter Imee Marcos
Here is a list of Rappler stories from the December 2 senatorial forum organized by CNN Philippines
Eight senatorial hopefuls discuss the priority bills they would push for should they win in the 2019 elections
Critics jeer at Ronald dela Rosa, former police chief of President Rodrigo Duterte, while he explains his push for the return of the death penalty
Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says the government must set an example by regularizing its own contractual hires
In CNN Philippines' senatorial forum, 7 other bets support same-sex unions
Chel Diokno says government must create policies for Filipinos who use buses and jeeps, while Francis Tolentino cites the need to pass a national land use law
Senatorial candidates Chel Diokno, Bam Aquino, and Gary Alejano oppose proposals to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility
Former senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Serge Osmeña cite China's military might to justify backing the oil and gas deal between Manila and Beijing
Former police chief Ronald Dela Rosa, a senatorial aspirant, says he will also support a bill that imposes death penalty on corrupt officials
Senate bets Chel Diokno, JV Ejercito, Juan Ponce Enrile, and Sergio Osmeña III, in CNN Philippines' senatorial forum, back the legalization of medical marijuana
Duterte appointee Ronald dela Rosa wants drug lords shot in Luneta, while Duterte critic Gary Alejano says government should start by addressing poverty
The new president inherits a sticky set of problems from his unpopular predecessor, Enrique Peña Nieto
(UPDATED) The decision of ex-Ilocos Norte governor Michael Marcos Keon to run against reelectionist Laoag Mayor Chevylle Fariñas becomes the deal breaker for family patriarch Rodolfo Fariñas
Former governor Grace Padaca, who was initially convinced to run as Napoleon Dy's vice gubernatorial bet, is not backing out
A series of online videos featuring Pinoy artists and celebs encourages the youth to cast their ballots in 2019
The poll body resolves the row among factions in President Rodrigo Duterte's party: only nominations signed by the Pimentel group are recognized
Singer Bituin Escalante says in supporting opposition senatorial candidates in the 2019 polls, she hopes to be 'part of the solution'
'Hindi ba meron tayong isang kandidato na from 1% to Vice President? Nasubukan na po natin noon. Uulitin natin para sa 8,' Team Pilipinas convenor Maria Cecila Reyes tells volunteers for the opposition's 2019 campaign
The suspended Olongapo mayor, Rolen Paulino, also withdraws his candidacy in favor of his son, Rolen Paulino Jr
The former House majority leader will go head to head against the grandson of graft convict and Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos
It's now a 3-way fight between political scions for governor of Cagayan: Governor Manuel Mamba, ex-governor Alvaro Antonio, and Representative Randolph Ting
Her grandson, Ilocos Norte 2nd District Senior Board Member Matthew Marcos Manotoc, will run for governor while Board Member Nonong Marcos will be his running mate
What are the challenges that reelectionist senatorial candidate JV Ejercito faces?
With all votes counted, the French-born ex-diplomat has taken 59.52% of the vote in the second round run-off
'We already have annulment, we already have legal separation because we don't like to call it divorce. Let's just call it divorce and complete the cycle already,' says the senatorial candidate