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Comelec junks Lim's petition to disqualify Estrada from Manila poll

Mar 02, 2017 - 8:19 AM

The Comelec first division says Alfredo Lim s petition was filed out of time – 8 days after Joseph Estrada had been proclaimed

Incumbent clans dominate northern Luzon polls

May 14, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Dynasties sweep the polls in 5 provinces north of Manila: Isabela Ilocos Norte Ilocos Sur La Union and Pangasinan

LIST: Proclaimed local winners, May 12

May 12, 2016 - 6:42 PM

Here are the proclaimed winners for the posts of governor vice governor board member district representative mayor vice mayor and councilor as of May 12

Delays in Zambo Norte canvass as machine breaks down

May 12, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Provincial canvassers want them immediately fixed

Dapitan Board of Canvassers: (from left) Teresita Cascolan, Dapitan Schools Division Superintendent, acting Election Officer Cynthia D. Cabrera and Prosecutor Lynbert Lo. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

LIST: Proclaimed local winners, May 11

May 11, 2016 - 10:44 AM

Here are the proclaimed winners for the posts of governor vice governor board member district representative mayor vice mayor and councilor as of May 11

Senate graduates: Pia Cayetano wins, Lapid loses in local polls

May 11, 2016 - 10:12 AM

Pia Cayetano is successful in replacing his brother as Taguig representative while Lito Lapid fails to dislodge the Pamintuans in Angeles City Pampanga

Century-old Ortega dynasty loses hold on La Union capital city

May 10, 2016 - 8:02 PM

Incumbent Vice Mayor Hermeginildo Gualberto a long time ally of the Ortegas wins the mayoral race in San Fernando City

NEW MAYOR. Incumbent Vice Mayor Gualberto defeats the Ortega clan in La Union

#PHVoteWatch: Luck to decide new Bocaue mayor

May 10, 2016 - 12:12 PM

UPDATED Joni Villanueva wins the coin toss for the mayoral post in Bocaue Bulacan

Mayoral bets Joni Jjv Villanueva and Kuya Jim Valerio are both tied on top spot with 16,694 votes each. Photos from Villanueva's and Valerio's Facebook pages

Enrile son losing in Cagayan congressional race

May 10, 2016 - 9:35 AM

The Liberal Party is also set to claim the gubernatorial seat in Cagayan through Aquino ally Manuel Mamba

Screenshot of Jack Enrile's Youtube video

LIST: Proclaimed local winners, May 10

May 10, 2016 - 6:52 AM

Here are the proclaimed winners for the posts of governor vice governor board member district representative mayor vice mayor and councilor as of May 10

Confusion splits votes in Laguna gubernatorial race

May 10, 2016 - 6:37 AM

The inclusion of two Ejercitos in the ballot may have split votes meant for former governor EJ Ejercito

Reelectionists, spouses win NCR mayoral race

May 09, 2016 - 10:36 PM

UPDATED Metro Manila reelectionist mayors are losing only in two cities – Makati and Marikina

Campaigns end: All eyes on crucial provinces

May 08, 2016 - 10:55 AM

In 56 provinces – including 16 of the 20 most vote rich ones – presidential and vice presidential candidates will be on their own despite the supposed party machinery and the support promised by local kingpins

Bukidnon mayoral bet shot dead

May 07, 2016 - 1:01 PM

Gunmen shoot independent candidate Armando Ceballos inside his home in Lantapan town

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 05 May 2016, 9PM

May 05, 2016 - 9:13 PM

The Bureau of Internal Revenue tells the media to report paid campaign promos by candidates Income for broadcast giant GMA Network doubles to P1 01 billion in the first quarter of 2016 Mar Roxas and running mate Leni Robredo hit rivals who distrust surveys

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 05 May 2016, 8PM

May 05, 2016 - 8:16 PM

Senator Grace Poe denies rumors she’s withdrawing from the presidential race to give way to another candidate The Philippine Supreme Court allows detained former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to vote on May 9 in Pampanga A massive wildfire in Canada forces thousands to flee

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 05 May 2016, 7PM

May 05, 2016 - 7:12 PM

Trillanes files a plunder complaint against Duterte INC officially endorses Rody Duterte and Bongbong Marcos INC reportedly wages a silent war against De Lima

Who will sit on the throne of Cagayan de Oro City?

May 05, 2016 - 11:53 AM

The face off for the seat of the Gateway to Northern Mindanao revolves around a re electionist an incumbent representative and a former mayor

2016 local races: Lone candidates, fewer voter choices

May 03, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Around 545 candidates are running for various local positions without an opponent making them sure winners after the May 9 elections

Southern Leyte candidates promise agriculture, fisheries reforms

May 03, 2016 - 1:33 PM

In a local forum Liberal Party bets mainly members of the influential Mercado clan and candidates from United Nationalist Alliance UNA trade barbs and talk platforms

PLEDGE OF COMMITMENT. Candidates, supporters and stakeholders take a pledge for honest and clean elections. Photo by Jed Cortes/Rappler.

Electing local governments: Are there other ways to do it?

May 03, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Local electoral systems across nations allow electors to vote for candidates directly including independent candidates without any need for party affiliation

East versus west: Southern Leyte divided in 2016 elections

Apr 30, 2016 - 5:07 PM

The influential Mercado clan which has been holding the capital city of Maasin for several years now is challenged by incumbent Vice Governor Sheffered Lino Tan

SOUTHERN LEYTE ELECTIONS.  Incumbent Vice Governor Sheffered Lino Tan challenges the influential Mercado clan in Southern Leyte

Cebu gay politician: It's not gender but track record that matters

Apr 18, 2016 - 10:12 PM

Gay politician from Cebu seeks a seat in the city council to represent the LGBT community

San Juan race heating up with curses

Apr 14, 2016 - 7:04 PM

Video of a cursing Congressman Ronny Zamora is circulated by the camp of political rival Mayor Guia Gomez

TIGHT AND HEATED. Elections is heating up in San Juan City where former allied families Ejercitos and Zamoras are now up against each other.

LIVE BLOG: Bacolod holds local forum

Apr 13, 2016 - 6:41 PM

Bacolod mayoralty vice mayoralty and congressional candidates are expected to face off on Friday April 15

LIVE BLOG: CDO holds local debate

Apr 11, 2016 - 11:50 AM

On Monday April 11 Cagayan de Oro mayoral bets face off in the morning congressional candidates in the afternoon

Binay defends Ampatuan son in UNA ticket

Apr 08, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Vice President Jejomar Binay says Sajid Ampatuan a Maguindanao massacre suspect is out on bail because the evidence against him is weak

UNA CANDIDATE. Vice President Jejomar Binay (left) defends UNA mayoral candidate Sajid Ampatuan (right), one of the suspects in the Maguindanao massacre.

Grace Poe torn between Ejercitos, Zamoras in San Juan

Mar 31, 2016 - 2:27 PM

The presidential bet is longtime friends with the Ejercitos while her husband Neil Llamanzares is a relative of the Zamora family

SAN JUAN RACE. Presidential bet Grace Poe refused to say whom she is supporting in the mayoralty race in the city where she will vote, San Juan.

Erap, Alfredo Lim hit for 'trashy' proclamation rallies

Mar 29, 2016 - 11:11 AM

The EcoWaste Coalition reminds candidates in local elections to heed the government led drive to clean up after campaign events

'DIRTY' CAMPAIGN. EcoWaste Coalition slams Joseph 'Erap' Estrada for not keeping his proclamation rally in Manila clean. Photo from EcoWaste Coalition

Roxas: ’Natural' for Erap to pick Poe

Mar 28, 2016 - 8:09 PM

The administration bet is relying on former Manila mayor Alfredo Lim to help him win votes in the Philippine capital

Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Lim: Erap won in 2013 due to ‘mass buying of votes'

Mar 28, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Joseph Estrada and Alfredo Lim battle it out again in the city of Manila

Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

#PHVote: Ambush, campaign bloopers, and shady allies

Mar 28, 2016 - 10:41 AM

A reelectionist mayor in Laguna is wounded in an attack the Liberal Party embraces the jueteng network in Pampanga the Comelec s website is hacked

#AnimatED: Ano’ng silbi ng boto mo?

Mar 28, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Hindi laro ang pagpapatakbo ng isang probinsiya siyudad o bayan Kung mataas ang pamantayan natin para sa mga pambansang kandidato lalo tayong dapat maging mapili sa kampanyang lokal

IN PHOTOS: The heat is on for local races

Mar 26, 2016 - 10:46 PM

Campaigns for local posts kick off on Black Saturday with tarpaulins and posters

A common poster area in Nasugbu Batangas is filled with campaign posters as the local elections kick-off on Mar 26, 2016.

Local elections 2016: Know your candidates and localities on Rappler

Mar 26, 2016 - 7:18 PM

Rappler PHvote’s coverage of the 2016 local elections is a collaboration among journalists researchers tech specialists artists volunteers and voters who care to deepen the discourse through online engagement

One Cebu talking to Poe? 'Complete lie,' says Garcia

Mar 21, 2016 - 9:31 PM

The campaign manager of Grace Poe s slate Cebu congressman Ace Durano says he is talking informally with another member of the province based party congressman Benhur Salimbangon

NEW BET? One Cebu, chaired by gubernatorial candidate Winston Garcia, denies the party has picked another presidential bet after cutting ties with Vice President Jejomar Binay on March 21, 2016. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Sulu mayoral candidate critical after shooting

Mar 17, 2016 - 10:02 PM

Ahmad Nanoh a member of Vice President Jejomar Binay s UNA is in a one on one race against reelectionist Mayor Amilhamja Taib of the ruling Liberal Party

ZAMBOANGA CITY SHOOTING. Police inspect the vehicle that was shot at by an unidentified person.

Northern Mindanao poll violence watchlist: 47 towns, 7 cities

Jan 17, 2016 - 10:23 PM

Local governments on the list are monitored because of insurgency problems rido or clan war historical political rivalry and the presence of private armed groups

No election hot spots in Negros Occidental for now – Comelec

Jan 15, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Even Isabela town where a provincial board member and his bodyguard were shot dead in 2015 is not an area of concern the provincial election chief says

5 Negros Occidental bets disqualified

Jan 06, 2016 - 8:18 PM

Comelec serves notices of disqualification to one who wanted to run for senator and 4 eyeing provincial and mayoral posts

Brother replaces Jonvic Remulla in Cavite gubernatorial race

Dec 09, 2015 - 5:16 PM

Jesus Crispin ‘Boying’ Remulla a former 3 term congressman of the province files his candidacy a day before the deadline for substitutions

LOCAL KINGPINS. Estradas, Binays, UNA candidates count on personal ties with the Remullas

Nearly half of Cordillera 2016 hopefuls running as independents

Nov 18, 2015 - 5:17 PM

A number of these independent aspirants for local positions are also running unopposed according to the regional Comelec

Reelectionists, spouses dominate 2016 Metro mayoralty races

Nov 01, 2015 - 5:16 PM

In NCR 13 incumbent mayors are running for the same position while 3 outgoing mayors are fielding their spouses

Residents want mayoral bet in Negros Occidental disqualified

Oct 27, 2015 - 7:15 AM

Complainants tell the Comelec that Ramon Lacson Jr a known businessman in Bacolod City has not resided in Salvador Benedicto town even for a single day

Ombudsman suspends re-electionist Camarines Norte governor

Oct 22, 2015 - 4:40 PM

Edgardo Tallado found liable for refusing to reinstate the provincial veterinarian is the same governor kicked out by the Liberal Party over the mistress scandal

Herbert Bautista runs for last term, faces 3 rivals

Oct 16, 2015 - 3:12 PM

Mayor Herbert Bautista s contenders call for a corruption free Quezon City

Actor turned politician Herbert Bautista files his Certificate of Candidacy for his final term as Quezon City mayor at the local Comelec office in Quezon City on Friday. With Bautista is his running mate Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte and brother Hero Bautista who is a neophyte politician running for councillor for the 4th district of Quezon City. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Grace Padaca runs for Isabela governor as independent

Oct 15, 2015 - 8:06 PM

In her attempt to regain the governorship former elections commissioner Grace Padaca is up against Faustino Bojie Dy III to whom she lost in 2010

REMATCH. Grace Padaca will be up against Faustino Dy III, who defeated him in the gubernatorial race in 2010. Rappler file photo

Mayoral bet Francis Zamora: Time to end 'Estrada option' in San Juan

Oct 14, 2015 - 7:24 PM

The son of longtime congressman Ronaldo Zamora is challenging re electionist Mayor Guia Gomez to end the decades long Estrada rule in the city

PANDESAL FORUM. A day after he files his certificate of candidacy, San Juan City Vice Mayor Franciz Zamora shares why he decided to run for mayor. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Grace Padaca to LP: There must be limit to compromising

Oct 12, 2015 - 10:30 PM

The former Isabela governor and election commissioner criticizes the Liberal Party for taking in new allies who used to bully and cheat those who were taking the straight path

Candidates in new Davao Occidental province come from one family

Oct 12, 2015 - 10:10 PM

The political clan of the Bautistas extends from Davao del Sur to the province newly carved out of it