electoral protest

Marcos 'ill-advised' over claims vs ballot images in VP protest – Robredo camp

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez says the poll body held a VCM roadshow from 2015 to 2016 to explain the new features of the ballot, which the Marcos camp claims was never explained to them

'SELF-SERVING' MARCOS? Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyer, Romulo Macalintal, defends his client against the new electoral fraud allegations of Bongbong Marcos. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Marcos, Robredo pull media stunts but get no closer to a recount

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:51 PM

What was supposed to be the signing of a simple gentleman's agreement that will clear the way for the recount of vice presidential votes turns into a media circus

[OPINION] What Bongbong Marcos should understand about ballot images

Feb 01, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The 'shocking' evidence of cheating presented by the losing vice presidential candidate are actually new features on the ballot introduced in 2016

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Jan 10, 2018 - 7:52 PM

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Philippines’ 12 biggest cases of 2017

Dec 16, 2017 - 3:18 PM

From jailing a sitting senator to debating the constitutionality of the Duterte administration's war on drugs, look back at the high-stakes judgments, decisions, and preliminary investigations of 2017

BIGGEST CASES. Characters of the pork barrel scam are back on the spotlight while their 'jailer' Leila de Lima ends up in prison for 3 counts of drug trade.

SC junks Robredo supporters' plea to help pay electoral protest fee

Dec 14, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The Piso Para Kay Leni movement will instead turn over the P7.5-million collected funds to the Vice President's anti-poverty program

'PISO PARA KAY LENI'. Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo raise funds to help her in the election case filed against her by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. File photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Robredo hits Marcos 'fake news' he'll soon become VP

Oct 08, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr says the results of his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo will be known within the year

FAKE NEWS. Vice President Leni Robredo says the claims of her defeated vice presidential rival Bongbong Marcos were fake news. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Honasan, Customs, Robredo | Evening wRap

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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Marcos completes payment of P66.2-M electoral protest fee

Jul 11, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr pays the remaining balance of his fee prior to the conduct of the preliminary hearing on his electoral protest and Vice President Leni Robredo s counter protest

NOT CONCEDING. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr reiterates his suspicions that there is fraud involved in the transmission of votes. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Time a big factor in Marcos electoral protest – analyst

May 19, 2017 - 7:01 PM

Political analyst Ramon Casiple says Bongbong Marcos would have to decide whether he ll run for senator in 2019 or continue with his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo

POLL PROTEST. Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr arrives at the Supreme Court on April 17, 2017, to post a cash deposit of P36 million as initial payment for his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Drop in Robredo’s net worth due to Marcos election case

May 18, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo s current net worth which shrank by P2 million in her first 6 months in office does not include her P8 million deposit on the fee for her counter protest against former senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr

POORER SINCE BECOMING VP. Vice President Leni Robredo is expected to have an even lower net worth by the end of 2017 as because of the required multi-million peso fee related to her counterprotest against former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr. Photo from Leni Robredo Media Bureau

SC moves forward with Marcos electoral protest

Apr 26, 2017 - 3:19 PM

The setting of a preliminary conference in June aligns with former senator Ferdinand Marcos desire to set a date for judicial revision of ballots

SC gives Robredo 5 days to pay P8-M deposit for vote recount

Apr 25, 2017 - 2:48 PM

The Vice President s camp recently said she would only pay the deposit after the recount of ballots being questioned by Ferdinand Marcos Jr is completed

PAY IN 5 DAYS. The Presidential Electoral Tribunal says there’s no more delaying the requirement for Vice President Leni Robredo to pay P8 million as initial payment in the review of ballots in ex-Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s protest. File photo

Marcos, Arroyo, Ahok | Evening wRap

Apr 20, 2017 - 8:39 PM

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Feb 16, 2017 - 10:24 AM

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Robredo, war on drugs, Miss Universe | Evening wRap

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:38 PM

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Marcos camp: Robredo stole vice presidency

Dec 05, 2016 - 8:05 PM

The vice presidency has indeed been stolen and it was stolen by no less than Mrs Robredo herself and the political party she continuously supports says the camp of former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr

Robredo: Have faith SC will be fair in Marcos election protest

Nov 21, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Speculations about the Supreme Court favoring Bongbong Marcos in the election case intensifies after it ruled to allow a hero s burial for former President Ferdinand Marcos

FAITH. Vice President Leni Robredo expresses hope that the Supreme Court will be fair in its ruling on the electoral case filed against her by former Senator Bongbong Marcos. Photo by Office of the President

Court unseats another town mayor in Zamboanga del Norte

Nov 09, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Lorrymir Adaza has been declared as the duly elected mayor of Mutia town after a recount showed him 8 votes ahead of Mayor Arthur Tenorio

UNSEATED. Mayor Arthur Tenorio in his office at the Mutia Municipal Hall. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

Marcos Jr: Watch out, I'll be back!

Nov 07, 2016 - 8:40 PM

The only son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos talks about his political ‘resurgence’ a day before the Supreme Court decides on a hero’s burial for his father

'THIS IS TEMPORARY.' Former Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr (shown here in a campaign rally in May 2016), says despite his unsuccessful vice presidential bid, he has been going around the country to thank his supporters. He vows to make a political 'resurgence.' File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Bongbong Marcos recalls last advice from Miriam Santiago

Sep 30, 2016 - 7:54 AM

Marcos says the late senator advised him how to handle his electoral protest against Vice President Robredo

SENATE SEAT MATES. Former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr would always he and the late Senator Miriam Santiago would get to talk in the Senate about issues that eventually drew them closer. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

SC dismisses Roxas electoral protest vs Binay

Aug 16, 2016 - 7:50 PM

It will be an exercise in futility to conduct a revision and engage in academic discussion in order to determine who really won as vice president in the 2010 elections

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

At least 42 electoral protests in 2016 local races

Jun 11, 2016 - 6:12 PM

A month since the May 2016 polls the electoral battle rages on in many provinces and cities

Marcos after June 30: I'll take seat kept warm for me

Jun 11, 2016 - 4:05 PM

3rd UPDATE Senator Bongbong Marcos who lost the vice presidency to his rival Leni Robredo says his camp will file an electoral protest on June 28 Robredo counters saying his statements continue to divide our country

ELECTORAL PROTEST. Senator Bongbong Marcos talks about his plan to file an electoral protest on June 28. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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Jun 08, 2016 - 1:41 PM

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Marcos camp to file electoral protest by the end of June

Jun 07, 2016 - 5:28 PM

Lawyer George Garcia says they are still preparing the necessary election documents for the protest

FIGHT CONTINUES. The camp of Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr is preparing to file an electoral protest before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Kicked-out congressman: Belmonte has copy of SC ruling

Jun 07, 2016 - 3:02 PM

The camp of Harlin Abayon shows proof that the Office of the House Speaker has received the Supreme Court ruling reinstating him as Northern Samar representative

EXIT. Representative of Northern Samar Harlin Abayon before he was thrown out of the Plenary Session Hall on Monday during the last session of Congress on Monday, June 6. Photo by: Joel Liporada/Rappler

Northern Samar's Abayon escorted out of Congress

Jun 06, 2016 - 8:29 PM

On the last session day the House of Representatives refuses to implement the Supreme Court decision that unseats Liberal Party s Raul Daza

OUT. Northern Samar Representative Harlin Abayon (center) is being escorted by the House of Representatives Sgt. at Arms out of the Plenary Session Hall on Monday, during the last session of Congress. Photo by: Joel Liporada/Rappler

Who's the real congressman of Northern Samar?

May 31, 2016 - 7:52 PM

Harlin Abayon has protested Congress failure to include his name in the roll call during the official canvassing of votes Here s the reason for the mixup

REINSTALLMENT. Northern Samar Representative Harlin Abayon was recently ousted based on the House Electoral Tribunal's decision but the Supreme Court rules he is the duly-elected Representative of Northern Samar

EXPLAINER: Prospects of electoral protest after VP canvassing

May 24, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The NBOC has no authority to entertain allegations of fraud outside of the face of the certificates of canvass They can only be taken up in an election protest before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal

After SC ruling, will the House swear in Velasco as Marinduque rep?

Jan 21, 2016 - 10:02 PM

For the second time the High Court orders Speaker Belmonte to swear in Lord Allan Velasco as representative of Marinduque to replace Regina Ongsiako Reyes

VOLLEYING BATTLE. For two years, the Marinduque's Congressional seat had been fought for by former Representative Llord Allan Velasco and incumbent Representative Regina Reyes.

Do you know the SET that will decide Grace Poe's fate?

Sep 05, 2015 - 11:17 AM

Know how the Senate Electoral Tribunal works and who sits in the body that is expected to decide on Poe s disqualification case

TIMELINE: Roxas’ electoral protest vs Binay

Aug 01, 2015 - 11:08 AM

The case – filed in July 2010 – remains at the pre trial stage with the last PET action taking place in December 2012

Unseated Zambo del Norte mayor refuses to step down

Feb 28, 2015 - 9:00 AM

A local court has ruled favorably on the electoral protest of 2013 Tampilisan mayoral candidate Alson Chan but incumbent Angeles Carloto II has locked himself up at the municipal hall

NOT BUDGING. Mayor Angeles Carloto II of Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte, refuses to leave his post. All photos by Gualberto Laput

MAP: Pending 2013 electoral protests

May 13, 2014 - 10:51 AM

A total of 59 electoral cases are pending at the Commission on Elections and the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal

HRET orders opening of ballot boxes in Aga Muhlach protest

Nov 05, 2013 - 4:55 PM

It was a tight race with Felix William Wimpy Fuentebella winning against the former actor by just 2 205 votes Both allege vote buying

ELECTORAL PROTEST. HRET orders the opening of ballot boxes involved in actor Aga Muhlach's electoral protest versus Rep. Wimpy Fuentebella's win in the congressional race in Camarines Sur.

Dark clouds in the Supreme Court

Jul 15, 2013 - 9:20 AM

A decision that benefits the son of a sitting justice raises questions anew about the integrity of the highest court of the land

Comelec grants Tañada's petition to nullify rival's proclamation

Jun 29, 2013 - 11:46 PM

Comelec also order the PBOC to credit all votes cast for disqualified bet Alvin John Tañada to Toby Tañada

Imus: Saquilayan vs Maliksi Round 2

May 24, 2013 - 8:07 PM

Saquilayan files a protest citing harassment and vote buying by Maliksi s camp as well as results transmission glitches that could have resulted in cheating

ANOTHER PROTEST. Homer Saquilayan (left, with Gov Jonvic Remulla) accuses Emmanuel Maliksi of harassment and vote buying in the 2013 polls. Photo by Mark Libanan/Rappler.com

PNoy ally unseated as Imus mayor, holds out

Mar 18, 2013 - 4:08 PM

Emmanuel Maliksi a party mate of President Aquino defies the Supreme Court order for him to step down as mayor of Imus in Cavite

WINNER. Homer Saquilayan (left) takes his oath as Imus mayor before Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla outside city hall, where his unseated rival is still holed up. Photo by Mark Libanan