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Marcos' questions on election system integrity will prolong case – Macalintal

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo s lawyer Romulo Macalintal says the Presidential Electoral Tribunal must first resolve the issue on the integrity of the election system before proceeding with the recount

PET. Former senator Bongbong Marcos attends the preliminary conference brief on his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Is Estelito Mendoza joining Marcos' legal team for his election case?

Jul 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The solicitor general of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos appears during the Supreme Court s preliminary conference for Bongbong Marcos electoral protest

PLUNDER LAWYER. Veteran litigator Estelito Mendoza attends a court hearing on February 9, 2017 for his new plunder client, former Senator Bong Revilla. File photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Marcos hopes ballot recount will start by September

Jul 11, 2017 - 8:11 PM

In the preliminary conference for his electoral protest Marcos says the recount should be initially held in Camarines Sur Iloilo and Negros Occidental

CONFIDENCE. Defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos and his lawyers expressed confidence after the PET's preliminary conference on Tuesday, July 11. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Robredo lawyer: Marcos ‘fishing for evidence’

Jul 05, 2017 - 5:58 PM

In a motion for reconsideration filed with the High Court election lawyer Romulo Macalintal argues that former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr himself is not sure of his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo

SETTLED. Vice President Leni Robredo with her lawyer Romulo Macalintal pays the P8 million cash deposit required by the Supreme Court (SC) for the counter-protest she filed against former senator Bongbong Marcos at the SC in Manila on May 2, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Marcos urged to pay P2.08-B Comelec expenses due to his protest

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:05 PM

The P2 08 billion is the cost of the non return of 97 365 vote counting machines to technology provider Smartmatic

SERVICE FEE. Vice President Leni Robredo settles the first half of the P15 million service fee required by the Presidential Electoral Tribunal on May 2, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

TIMELINE: Marcos-Robredo election case

May 09, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Here are the key moments in the legal battle between Vice President Leni Robredo and her rival in the May 2016 polls former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr

Robredo wants Marcos motion vs counter-protest out of SC records

May 08, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo say the pleading filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr against her counter protest is already moot and academic

Vice President Leni Robredo with her lawyer Romulo Macalintal pays the P8 million cash deposit required by the Supreme Court (SC) for the counter-protest she filed against former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. at the SC in Manila on May 2, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Robredo pays P8-M deposit for electoral protest fee

May 02, 2017 - 9:48 AM

UPDATED Vice President Leni Robredo raises the required amount from her personal funds and loans from relatives of her late husband

PAID. Vice President Leni Robredo pays the deposit required by the High Court in the review of ballots in the electoral protest of former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr on May 2, 2017. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Marcos asks SC to dismiss Robredo's counter-protest

Apr 20, 2017 - 1:26 PM

3rd UPDATE Lawyers of defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos stress that Vice President Leni Robredo failed to pay the fee required by the Supreme Court for the recount of ballots

SETTLED. Former senator Bongbong Marcos arrives at the Supreme Court on Monday, April 17, 2017, to post a cash deposit of P36 million as initial payment for his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Robredo to pay protest fee only after recount of Marcos ballots – lawyer

Apr 18, 2017 - 6:37 PM

We will only pay after Mr Marcos [has] already finished the revision and the recount of the ballot says the Vice President s lawyer Romulo Macalintal

WILLING TO PAY. Lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo say she is willing to settle the P15 million the SC required for her election counter-protest to proceed. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

LOOK: Marcos' donors for the P36-million recount fee

Apr 17, 2017 - 7:50 PM

We have done this because it is our heartfelt wish that the election protest be resolved with dispatch the donors are quoted as saying

FIRST TRANCHE. Former Senator Bongbong Marcos Jr arrives at the Supreme Court on Monday, April 17, 2017, to post a cash deposit of P36 million as initial installment of his poll protest fee . Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Marcos pays P36M for first installment of recount fee

Apr 17, 2017 - 4:50 PM

3rd UPDATE The defeated vice presidential candidate says friends and supporters pulled in resources to raise the P36 million

Marcos must pay P185M for all poll precincts, says Robredo lawyer

Apr 17, 2017 - 2:05 PM

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo also says former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr should be the first to pay the recount fee

MANIFESTATION. Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyer Romulo Macalintal has filed a manifestation tot he Supreme Court, following the order for their camp to pay P15 million for the election protest filed against them by former senator Bongbong Marcos. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

SC orders P81-M payment for Marcos protest vs Robredo

Apr 12, 2017 - 10:40 AM

UPDATED Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr will have to pay P66 02 million while Vice President Leni Robredo will have to settle P15 43 million

Bongbong Marcos asks SC to dismiss Robredo appeal

Mar 28, 2017 - 9:19 AM

The camp of former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr also urges the SC to immediately conduct the necessary actions to proceed with the election case against Vice President Leni Robredo

OPPOSITION. The camp of former senator Bongbong Marcos filed a comment against Vice President Leni Robredo's appeal to the Supreme Court ruling that his election protest is sufficient in form and substance. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Tuguegarao mayor: How to face cases and stay in office

Feb 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Mayor Jefferson Soriano has faced 4 corruption charges and an electoral fraud case but has been able to hold on to office for 4 years with a re election in between

Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson Soriano is stepping down from office on his second dismissal from service that stemmed from corruption charges.

Supreme Court, Trillanes, Trump | Midday wRap

Feb 16, 2017 - 1:02 PM

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Heavy security in tense Gabon after Bongo re-election validated

Sep 24, 2016 - 9:15 AM

3rd UPDATE The court while partially changing the results of the close August 27 vote says President Ali Bongo maintained a lead over his former ally turned opponent Jean Ping

COURT DECISION. The legal team representing incumbent Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba attend a hearing at the Constitutional Court in Libreville on September 22, 2016. Photo by Steve Jordan/AFP

Robredo vs Marcos, Duterte on terrorism, Eric Cray | 12PM wRap

Aug 16, 2016 - 12:35 PM

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Robredo camp: Marcos Jr's witnesses are fake

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:24 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo s legal team says some witnesses in Bongbong Marcos electoral protest claim their signatures were forged or they were told to surrender their IDs for some government benefits

epa05356827 Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Junior looks on during a press conference in Quezon City, northeast of Manila, Philippines, 11 June 2016. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Junior has said he will file an electoral protest on over alleged manipulation of the unofficial vote count during the 09 May elections. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

Robredo replies: Why SC should dismiss Marcos Jr's protest

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:13 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says Ferdinand Marcos Jr has raised issues other than the results of the VP race and failed to show proof to back up his claims

Robredo fears legal fees, not Marcos' protest

Aug 03, 2016 - 1:50 PM

UPDATED Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates that former senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr s protest is baseless and she has nothing to hide

Macalintal on 'secret servers': Marcos just dreaming of victory

Jul 26, 2016 - 2:40 PM

The alleged servers have nothing to do with the results of the election for any position says lawyer Romulo Macalintal on the controversy over the 2016 vice presidential race

FIGHT NOT OVER. The camp of former Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr rejoices over Smartmatic's admission that there were 'other servers' in the Comelec election system.

'10 days not enough to answer Marcos election protest'

Jul 10, 2016 - 11:40 PM

Lawyer Romulo Macalintal says former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr s election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo is the longest ever filed in the country

Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos files an election protest against Vice President elect Leni Robredo before the Supreme Court in Manila on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

Marcos protests Robredo victory on eve of oath-taking

Jun 29, 2016 - 4:31 PM

UPDATED Defeated vice presidential bet Ferdinand Marcos Jr files his election protest before the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal

ELECTION PROTEST. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr files an election protest against Vice President elect Leni Robredo before the Supreme Court in Manila on June 29. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Abby Binay urges Comelec to dismiss Peña's electoral protest

Jun 01, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Incoming Makati mayor Abigail Binay says Kid Peña who lost the mayoral race miserably failed to support his vote buying allegations against her

DISMISS THE PETITION. Incoming Makati mayor Abby Binay wants the poll body to dismiss losing mayoral candidate Kid Peña's electoral protest against her. Photo by Rob Reyes

Comelec on whistleblowers, CJ Sereno, Warriors win | 6PM wRap

May 31, 2016 - 8:27 PM

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Hours before proclamation, 'whistleblowers' allege poll fraud

May 30, 2016 - 7:11 PM

UPDATED While their claims echo that of candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr the whistleblowers deny their connection with the defeated vice presidential candidate

Pimentel: Pinpoint specific COCs in canvassing objections

May 24, 2016 - 6:23 PM

You can’t allege there is cheating in the election as a whole You have to pinpoint which COC is affected by your allegation says the head of the Senate panel in the canvassing committee

SENATE PANEL. Senator Aquilino Pimentel III heads the Senate panel in the joint committee with the House of Representatives, which starts on May 25, 2016, to canvass the votes for president and vice president. Rappler file photo

Duterte on Marcos, Bam vs Bongbong, Apple | 12PM wRap

May 24, 2016 - 1:18 PM

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Kid Peña demands manual recount in Makati mayoral race

May 20, 2016 - 1:13 PM

Defeated acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña alleges massive vote buying behind the victory of his rival Representative Abigail Abby Binay Campos But Abby says it is the Peña camp that is capable of cheating not the Binays

CHEATED BY ABBY BINAY? Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña files an electoral protest before the Comelec against Representative Abby Binay, who beat him for mayor. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel/Rappler

Kid Peña cries electoral fraud, plans protest vs Abby Binay

May 19, 2016 - 7:46 PM

The camp of winning mayoral candidate Abby Binay rejects Kid Peña s claims saying that Makati held clean elections

Photo by Mara Cepeda/ Rappler

Robredo camp to Marcos: Stop the 'mind conditioning'

May 11, 2016 - 11:10 PM

The camp of vice presidential bet Leni Robredo says Bongbong Marcos should formally bring his concerns to the Comelec

Corned beef vs Maling: Robredo camp explains LP bet's surge

May 11, 2016 - 7:52 PM

An Ateneo de Manila professor says based on trends Leni Robredo is set to win by a hairline

Comelec server hash codes altered, then Robredo votes surged – Marcos camp

May 11, 2016 - 6:04 PM

Despite airing its suspicion to the public Marcos camp is still uncertain whether the alleged new codes in fact altered the count

ALLEGATION. Francesca Huang of Ferdinan Marcos Jr' legal team explains the information they received about a new command introduced to the Transparency Server of the Comelec on May 9, 2016, the night of the elections. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Robredo to Marcos: Cheating allegations unfair, wait for final count

May 10, 2016 - 5:31 PM

Robredo says in Filipino What I ask is for everyone to stay calm Let’s wait for the official Comelec count And whatever the result is I hope we respect it

LP VP BET. Vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo speaks during a press conference on May 10. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Cagayan gubernatorial bet accused of vote buying

May 09, 2016 - 12:52 AM

Regional Public Safety Battalion claims voters and recipients lists with signatures plus P60 000 cash were recovered from a gubernatorial bet supporter s house

ALLEGATIONS. Cagayan gubernatorial candidate Cristina Antonio says she is in "shock" over accusations of vote buying. Photo from Facebook

Comelec must ease concerns on eve of polls – ex-chairman Monsod

May 08, 2016 - 7:55 PM

It s not just about the credibility It s about the fact that the people might be discouraged to vote and say Ba t tayo boboto?

Election cheating? VCMs may not be the best way to do it

May 08, 2016 - 11:30 AM

You cannot win the presidency by operating on just one or two clustered precincts out of the 92 509 It will only amount to 2 000 votes at the most

VOTING MACHINES. The Philippines' vote-counting machines for May 9, 2016 have been manufactured by Smartmatic, which provided the same machines in the Philippines' first two automated elections. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

10 municipalities in Region 12 declared 'areas of concern'

May 07, 2016 - 7:00 AM

This is mainly for precautionary purposes because of the confirmed presence of armed groups and the intense political rivalries in these areas a Comelec official says

VLOG: 3 days before elections, Binay calls for unity

May 06, 2016 - 9:25 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay calls for clean elections on May 9 2016

Binay fears electoral fraud on May 9

May 06, 2016 - 6:02 PM

The Vice President calls on President Benigno Aquino III to make clean and fair elections his legacy

WORRIES? Vice President Jejomar Binay voices his concern with what's happening with the Comelec. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Terror threat, electoral fraud, children with same-sex parents | 6PM wRap

Feb 22, 2016 - 7:17 PM

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UNA: LP using government funds for vote-buying

Feb 14, 2016 - 4:20 PM

The United Nationalist Alliance says the Liberal Party is buying votes through programs for communities

President Benigno Aquino III (left) and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas listen to testimonials from people who have benefitted from the Aquino administration's programs. Rappler photo

'No to vote-buying in Samar' – watchdog

Feb 07, 2016 - 10:20 PM

SamarVote 4Change fears that rampant vote buying would persist in the province

Abdullah spurns US-brokered Afghan election audit

Aug 03, 2014 - 7:03 PM

An audit of votes cast in Afghanistan s June presidential election resumes without the backing of Abdullah Abdullah one of the two candidates as the fraud tainted poll descended into further uncertainty

BOYCOTT. In this photograph taken on June 6, 2014, Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah prays at an election gathering after surviving a suicide attack on his convoy in Kabul. Photo by Wakil Kohnsar / AFP

Prabowo files legal challenge vs election result

Jul 25, 2014 - 10:10 PM

Almost a million documents including 52 000 vote tabulation sheets called C1 forms will be submitted as evidence

FIGHTING ON. Prabowo Subianto addresses Indonesians through a video uploaded on YouTube on Friday, July 25, before his lawyers filed a case challenging election results that showed him losing to Joko Widodo. Rappler image.

Guardians of Indonesia’s votes

Jul 20, 2014 - 11:24 AM

Thousands of Indonesians have volunteered online and on the field to ensure the sanctity of their vote is protected

An Indonesian voter casts his vote at a polling station in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia,  July 9, 2014. Photo by Dahana Kencana/EPA

‘Crowd-counting’ Indonesia’s votes

Jul 14, 2014 - 6:02 PM

The website Kawal Suara allows the Indonesian public to help tally their own votes

CROWD-COUNTING. This screenshot of Kawal Suara's homepage shows Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo leading based on 11% of the votes counted.

Poll fraud allegations circulate online

Jul 14, 2014 - 12:29 PM

MataMassa has so far received 403 allegations of electoral fraud including vote count manipulation with 325 of them verified

BAD MATH. This screenshot of a C1 tabulation form from Yogyakarta in Indonesia allegedly shows 100 votes added to presidential ticket Prabowo Subianto and Hatta Rajasa. Screenshot taken from c1yanganeh.tumblr.com