Epal? Senate bill bans names of public officials on gov't projects

Aug 13, 2016 - 9:30 AM

A senator says the practice only allows government officials to prematurely campaign for reelection all year round

EPAL? A Senate bill seeks to prohibit the naming of government projects after public officials and personalities associated with them.

Comelec asks netizens to report campaign offenses

Feb 02, 2016 - 7:43 PM

The poll body also partners with the MMDA and public works department which will remove signages that bear the names of government officials running in 2016

CAMPAIGN RUBBISH. Flyers and posters are scattered everywhere after the 2010 national elections. Photo by Francis R. Malasig / EPA

2016 bets should push for 'sincerity' bills – Miriam Santiago

Aug 09, 2015 - 3:53 PM

Malacanang for its part says all administration candidates are advocates of good governance principles

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Comelec eyes longer campaign period for 2016

Aug 03, 2015 - 8:40 PM

2nd UPDATE Having 120 days of campaigning for national positions instead of the current 90 will help stop the premature campaigning of epal politicians says Comelec

Comelec: 'Moral question' hounds early campaigners

May 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM

UPDATED Saying it is more than a legal question Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista points out There s a loophole in the law

ELECTIONS CHIEF. Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista calls on watchdogs to call out early campaigners. File photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Senior Citizen ID with mayor's face goes viral

Apr 26, 2015 - 6:13 PM

Whose ID is it? A mayor of Rizal is accused of inserting his photo in the senior citizen IDs of his constituents as an act of epal or credit grabbing

Miriam to netizens: Pressure Aquino, House on FOI

Mar 12, 2014 - 1:53 PM

I hope netizens can exert sufficient educated public pressure on all these entities to shake a leg and pass the FOI bill

Miriam: Don't forget bills vs epals, political dynasties

Mar 01, 2014 - 5:59 PM

The pre election season is around the corner and Senator Santiago pushes anew for her bills that have wide implications on the country s political system

AGAINST 'EPALS', POL DYNASTIES. Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago filed Senate bills to fight "epal" politicians and prohibit political dynasties. File photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Paper politics

May 12, 2013 - 8:39 PM

Philippine elections are as colorful as the campaign posters that advertise tomorrow s leaders

Campaigns get negative in final stretch

May 12, 2013 - 7:13 AM

Netizens report desperate negative tactics used by candidates as the campaign season winds up

Report 'epals' who use CCT for electioneering

Mar 15, 2013 - 12:19 PM

DSWD launches an anti epal campaign to insulate Pantawid Pamilya from partisan politics

Protecting 'Pantawid Pamilya' from 'epals'

Mar 02, 2013 - 11:26 AM

The success of the country’s own 4Ps initiative will hinge on its being protected from political abuse

Comelec: 'Epals' now, criminals tomorrow

Feb 11, 2013 - 2:16 PM

UPDATED Poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr does a Tulfo starting February 12 urging the public: Isumbong mo sa Comelec

Comelec prepares to disqualify 'epals'

Jan 29, 2013 - 8:57 AM

Help us track and punish them Comelec asks citizens

Comelec appeals vs 'indirect campaigning'

Oct 06, 2012 - 1:47 PM

Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr says the poll body cannot prohibit premature campaigning but appeals to prospective candidates delicadeza

Malacañang says no to 'epals'

Sep 06, 2012 - 5:14 PM

As the 2013 elections loom Malacañang has actively called the attention of epals specifically those who use theirs and the President s face in posters billboards and banners

DEFYING POLICY. Technical Education and Skills Development Authority director general Joel Villanueva's face was spotted on a poster in Angeles City. Photo from philboxing.com.

'Epals' defend disaster photo-ops

Aug 10, 2012 - 5:34 PM

President Benigno Aquino III himself invited prospective senatorial bets to relief operations says a politician accused of being epal

Rappler Newscast | June 8, 2012

Jun 08, 2012 - 8:52 PM

Tax Chief Kim Henares is nominated to the post of Chief Justice | An online shame campaign targets politicians’ early campaigning | Clothing company Bayo pulls out its controversial mixed race campaign “What’s your mix?”